Most of the crops have been harvested

news release no 110

According to Statistics Estonia, by 15 September, 91% of the sown area of cereals, 49% of the sown area of rape and turnip rape, and 50% of the area under potatoes had been harvested in Estonia.

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General government debt was adjusted

news release no 109

According to the adjusted data of Statistics Estonia, in 2015, the Estonian general government surplus was 0.1% and the gross debt level was 10.1% of the gross domestic product.

Diagram: Surplus/deficit of the general government in Estonia by sub-sectors, 2011–2015

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The producer price index of industrial output increased in August

news release no 108

According to Statistics Estonia, in August 2016, the producer price index of industrial output changed by 0.2% compared to July 2016 and by -1.3% compared to August 2015.

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In the 2nd quarter, the annual change of the Dwelling Price Index was the smallest of the recent years

news release no 107

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 2nd quarter of 2016, the Dwelling Price Index changed by 3.1% compared to the 1st quarter and by 1.8% compared to the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Diagram: Dwelling Price Index, change over same quarter of previous year

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The frequency of ordering products and services online is increasing among users of e-commerce

news release no 106

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 1st quarter of 2016, 86% of households in Estonia had Internet access at home. There has been an increase in the share of people having used e-commerce services more than five times in the last three months.

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In July, the number of tourists in accommodation establishments increased

news release no 105

According to Statistics Estonia, in the tourism high season in July, domestic and foreign tourists having stayed in Estonian accommodation establishments numbered 488,000, which was 6% more than in July 2015.

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In July, trade decreased

news release no 104

According to Statistics Estonia, in July 2016, the exports of goods decreased by 6% and imports by 4% compared to July of the previous year. The fall in the exports and imports of goods was influenced the most by the trade with European Union countries.

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

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In the 2nd quarter, the number of job vacancies exceeded 9,000

news release no 103

According to Statistics Estonia, there were about 9,500 job vacancies in the enterprises, institutions and organisations of Estonia in the 2nd quarter of 2016. The previous time when the number job vacancies exceeded 9,000 was in 2008. The number of job vacancies increased by 15% compared to the previous quarter and by 13% compared to the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Diagram: Rate of job vacancies by economic activity, 2nd quarter, 2015–2016

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Economy grew in the 2nd quarter

news release no 102

According to the second estimates of Statistics Estonia, the gross domestic product (GDP) of Estonia increased 0.8% in the 2nd quarter of 2016 compared to the 2nd quarter of the previous year.

Diagram: Contribution of economic activity to GDP growth, 2nd quarter 2016

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The consumer price index increased in August

news release no 101

According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the consumer price index in August 2016 was 0.1% compared to July 2016 and 0.3% compared to August of the previous year.

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