Every fifth person in Estonia lives in relative poverty

news release no 13

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2013, 22.1% of the Estonian population lived in relative poverty and 8% of the Estonian population lived in absolute poverty.

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The production of cereals broke records last year

news release no 12

According to the preliminary data of Statistics Estonia, cereal production was 1,221,600 tons in 2014, which is 25% more than the year before and the biggest cereal production ever recorded in Estonia.

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Milk production increased for the fifth year in a row

news release no 11

According to the preliminary data of Statistics Estonia, the production of milk amounted to 799,300 tons in 2014, which is 4% more than the year earlier. The number of dairy cows decreased by the end of the year, but milk production per cow increased.

Diagram: Milk production per cow, 1994–2014

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In December, the producer price index of industrial output continued to decrease

news release no 10

According to Statistics Estonia, in December 2014, the producer price index of industrial output changed by -0.4% compared to November 2014 and by -1.6% compared to December 2013.

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The construction price index increased in 2014

news release no 9

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2014, the construction price index rose 0.5% compared to the average of 2013.

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The population of Estonia decreased last year

news release no 8

According to the initial estimates of Statistics Estonia, the population number of Estonia as at 1 January 2015 was 1,312,300, which is 3,600 persons less than at the same time a year ago.

Diagram: Population change, 2000–2014

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In November foreign trade decreased

news release no 7

According to Statistics Estonia, in November 2014, exports of goods decreased by 1% and imports by 3% at current prices compared to November 2013. The decrease in exports was mostly influenced by the reduced exports of agricultural products and food preparations and mechanical appliances to Russia.

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In November, the number of tourists using the services of accommodation establishments increased

news release no 6

According to Statistics Estonia, 216,000 tourists stayed in accommodation establishments in November 2014, which was 3% more than in November 2013. The number of both foreign and domestic tourists increased.

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The annual change of the consumer price index was mainly influenced by electricity

news release no 5

According to Statistics Estonia, the consumer price index decreased 0.1% in 2014 compared to the average of 2013.

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In December, the consumer price index was influenced the most by the cheaper prices of motor fuel

news release no 4

According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the consumer price index in December 2014 was 0.0% compared to November 2014 and -0.5% compared to December 2013.

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