The profit of the business sector decreased in the 3rd quarter

news release no 133

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2016, the total profit of the business sector was 856 million euros, which was 4% less than in the same period a year before.

Diagramm: Total profit of the business sector, 1st quarter 2010 – 3rd quarter 2016

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Expenditure on research and development increased last year

news release no 132

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2015 the expenditure on research and development (R&D) in Estonia amounted to 302.8 million euros, which was 6% more than in 2014.

Diagram: R&D expenditure, 2005–2015

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In October, the volume of industrial production was greater than a year ago

news release no 131

According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2016, the production of industrial enterprises increased 5% compared to October of the previous year. Production increased in manufacturing and the energy sector, but decreased in mining and quarrying.

Diagram: Volume index of production in manufacturing and its trend

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In October, the turnover growth of retail trade enterprises decelerated slightly

news release no 130

According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2016 compared to October 2015, the turnover of retail trade enterprises increased 2% at constant prices. The deceleration in turnover growth was influenced the most by enterprises engaging in the retail sales of automotive fuel.

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Eesti piirkondlik areng. 2016. Regional Development in Estonia

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This is an analytical publication on regional development in Estonia, focusing on the level of counties and local government units. In 2016, the publication analyses developments in public health, including the demographic, economic and social trends in rural areas. As usual, the publication follows the achievement of the targets set in the Regional Development Strategy of Estonia. The interpretation of the data is facilitated by the inclusion of the definitions of the main indicators, and methodological explanations. The publication includes a table with the key indicators of local government units.

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Construction volumes stayed on the level of the previous year in the 3rd quarter

news release no 129

to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2016 compared to the same quarter of the previous year, the total production of Estonian construction enterprises in Estonia and foreign countries increased 0.5%.

Diagram: Construction volume index and its trend, 1st quarter 2003 – 3rd quarter 2016

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In the 3rd quarter, the rise in average wages and salaries continued to decelerate

news release no 128

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2016, the average monthly gross wages and salaries were 1,119 euros. Compared to the 3rd quarter of 2015, the average monthly gross wages and salaries increased 7.1%. The year-over-year growth in average monthly gross wages and salaries was slightly slower than in the previous quarter.

Diagram: Average monthly gross wages and salaries and their change by economic activity

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The producer price index of industrial output increased in October

news release no 127

According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2016, the producer price index of industrial output changed by 1.6% compared to September 2016 and by 0.8% compared to October 2015.

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The first trial census of the register-based population census is now in its summary stage

news release no 126

Today, on 14 November, Statistics Estonia presented an overview on how the trial census of the Register-Based Population and Housing Census was carried out and what the results of the trial census revealed about the presence and quality of dwelling data in registers.

Diagram: Presence of technical dwelling characteristics in registers

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The number of persons active in the labour market continued increasing

news release no 125

According to Statistics Estonia, the unemployment rate was 7.5% and the employment rate was 66.5% in the 3rd quarter of 2016. The labour force participation rate increased by 1 percentage point compared to the same quarter of the previous year and the number of inactive working-age people is on a downtrend.

Diagram: Number of persons inactive in labour market by age group, 3rd quarter, 2007–2016

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