Economy

The Dwelling Price Index was influenced the most by apartments in Tallinn

news release no 74

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 1st quarter of 2017, the Dwelling Price Index changed by -0.1% compared to the 4th quarter of 2016 and by 7.7% compared to the 1st quarter of 2016.

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The industrial producer price index continued to increase in May

news release no 73

According to Statistics Estonia, in May 2017, the producer price index of industrial output changed by 0.3% compared to April and by 4.2% compared to May 2016.

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In April, trade growth slowed down

news release no 69

According to Statistics Estonia, in April 2017, the exports of goods decreased by 1% and imports increased by 2% compared to April 2016. A decrease in the exports of electrical equipment significantly contributed to the decline in exports.

Estonia’s foreign trade by month, 2015–2017

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In the 1st quarter, the number of job vacancies exceeded 11,200

news release no 68

According to Statistics Estonia, there were over 11,200 job vacancies in the enterprises, institutions and organisations of Estonia in the 1st quarter of 2017. This is the highest number of job vacancies in the past 8 years. While in the previous quarter, the number of job vacancies reached slightly above 9,000, in the 1st quarter, the number of job vacancies increased by 24%.

Rate of job vacancies by economic activity, 1st quarter, 2016–2017

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In May, the consumer price index was affected the most by food

news release no 67

According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the consumer price index in May 2017 was 0.2% compared to April 2017 and 3.3% compared to May of the previous year.

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