More than a half of the gross domestic product of Estonia is created in Harju county
According to the flash estimates of Statistics Estonia, Harju county accounted for 61.3% of the gross domestic product (GDP) of Estonia in 2013.
The exports of goods were at a record level in October
According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2014, both the exports and imports of goods increased by 5% at current prices compared to October of the previous year. The increase in exports and imports was mostly influenced by the trade of electrical equipment and mineral products.
In October, the number of tourists using the services of accommodation establishments increased
According to Statistics Estonia, 238,000 tourists stayed in accommodation establishments in October, which was 4% more than in October of the previous year. The number of both foreign and domestic tourists increased.
Economy grew 2.2% in the 3rd quarter
According to the second estimates of Statistics Estonia, the gross domestic product (GDP) of Estonia increased 2.2% in the 3rd quarter of 2014 compared to the 3rd quarter of the previous year.
European countries present their census results in an innovative information system
Today, on 8 December, a new information system Census Hub, presenting the results of the 2011 Population and Housing Census of the European Union Member States, is made publicly available by Eurostat.
In the 3rd quarter, there were nearly 8,600 job vacancies
According to Statistics Estonia, there were 8,600 job vacancies in the enterprises, institutions and organisations of Estonia in the 3rd quarter of 2014. The number of job vacancies increased by 0.3% compared to the 3rd quarter of 2013 and by 12.7% compared to the previous quarter.
In November, the consumer price index was influenced the most by transport
According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the consumer price index in November 2014 was -0.8% compared to October 2014 and -0.6% compared to November of the previous year.
In the 3rd quarter, the total profit of the business sector was smaller than a year ago
According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2014, the total profit of the business sector was 859 million euros, 7% less than the same time a year ago.
A publication on census results was released
Today, on 3 December, Statistics Estonia presents the publication “Eesti rahvastik. Hinnatud ja loendatud” (“Population of Estonia. Estimated and enumerated”), which summarises the results of the last population census and provides comparisons with other countries of the European Union.
Estonia had the biggest fall in R&D expenditure in the EU
According to Statistics Estonia, in 2013 the expenditure on research and development (R&D) in Estonia equalled 326 million euros, which is 14% less than in 2012.