Lagle Sammelsaar wins the young statistician’s grant

news release no 75

Today, on 21 June, the Director General of Statistics Estonia Mr Andres Oopkaup presented Ms Lagle Sammelsaar with the Albert Pullerits young statistician’s grant.

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The producer price index of industrial output decreased in May

news release no 74

According to Statistics Estonia, in May 2016, the producer price index of industrial output changed by -0.2% compared to April 2016 and by -1.8% compared to May 2015.

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The annual growth of the Dwelling Price Index was 2%

news release no 73

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 1st quarter of 2016, the Dwelling Price Index changed by -0.1% compared to the 4th quarter of 2015 and by 2% compared to the 1st quarter of 2015.

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Estonija. Faktõ i Tsifrõ 2016


The popular pocket-sized reference book provides a concise overview of Estonia based on essential statistical indicators. It outlines recent developments in different areas: environment, population, health, education, culture, labour market, wages and salaries, national accounts, finance, industry, agriculture, foreign trade, tourism and so on. The main focus is on the preceding year, which is compared with the previous ten years as well as with data on other European Union countries. The reference book contains geographical facts and information about the governmental system of Estonia. A list of important websites about Estonia is provided. The information is presented as texts, tables and diagrams. The publication is compiled in co-operation with the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is intended for anyone who needs a quick and informative overview of Estonia.

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In April the number of tourists in accommodation establishments increased

news release no 72

According to Statistics Estonia, 226,000 domestic and foreign tourists stayed in accommodation establishments in April 2016, which was 8% more than in April 2015. The number of both domestic and foreign tourists increased.

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Last year, the cinema screenings of European films outnumbered those of American films for the first time

news release no 71

According to Statistics Estonia, there were 3.1 million cinema visits in Estonia in 2015, which is an all-time record since the restoration of independence. A record number of films were screened in Estonian cinemas, with the majority of the films being European ones for the first time.

Diagramm: Films screened in Estonian cinemas by country of origin, 2006–2015

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In April, the imports of goods increased by about a tenth

news release no 70
The news release was corrected on 09.06.2016. Please consider the data marked in red as correct.

According to Statistics Estonia, in April 2016, the exports of goods increased by 2% and imports by 9% compared to April of the previous year. The imports of goods increased in almost all commodity sections.

Diagram: Estonia’s foreign trade by month, 2014–2016

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The economy grew in the 1st quarter

news release no 69

According to the revised estimates of Statistics Estonia, the gross domestic product (GDP) of Estonia increased 1.7% in the 1st quarter of 2016 compared to the 1st quarter of the previous year.

Diagram: The real growth of GDP and domestic demand

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In the 1st quarter, the number of job vacancies increased

news release no 68

According to Statistics Estonia, there were about 8,300 job vacancies in the enterprises, institutions and organisations of Estonia in the 1st quarter of 2016. The number of job vacancies increased by 25% compared to the previous quarter and by 14% compared to the 1st quarter of 2015.

Diagram: Rate of job vacancies, 1st quarter 2007 – 1st quarter 2016

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In May, the annual change in the consumer price index was influenced the most by transport

news release no 67

According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the consumer price index in May 2016 was 0.1% compared to April 2016 and -0.9% compared to May of the previous year.

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