In the 1st quarter, the increase in average monthly gross wages and salaries accelerated slightly

news release no 60

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 1st quarter of 2016, the average monthly gross wages and salaries were 1,091 euros and the average hourly gross wages and salaries were 6.86 euros. Compared to the 1st quarter of 2015, the average monthly gross wages and salaries increased by 8.1% and the average hourly gross wages and salaries by 7.7%. In the 1st quarter, the average annual growth of monthly gross wages and salaries was slightly faster than in the 4th quarter of 2015.

Diagram: Average monthly gross wages and salaries

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Last year, immigration exceeded emigration for the first time after the restoration of independence in Estonia

news release no 59

According to Statistics Estonia, 15,413 persons immigrated to and 13,003 persons emigrated from Estonia in 2015. Net migration was 2,410 and natural increase -1,336, meaning that immigration compensated for the population decrease which occurred due to negative natural increase.

Diagram: Immigration by citizenship, 2015

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The producer price index of industrial output decreased in April

news release no 58

According to Statistics Estonia, in April 2016, the producer price index of industrial output changed by -0.3% compared to March 2016 and by -1.7% compared to April 2015.

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Last year, the average monthly gross income exceeded 1,000 euros for the first time

news release no 57

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2015, the average monthly gross income per employee was 1013 euros. The increase continued at the same rate as in the previous years, i.e., at 6% per year.

Map: Average monthly gross income per employee in local government units, 2015

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The volume of aquaculture production sold fell last year

news release no 56

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2015, the total amount of commercial fish and crayfish sold by aquaculture enterprises was 795 tonnes, with a total value of 3.3 million euros. Compared to 2014, the amount of fish and crayfish production sold has decreased 8% and the monetary value of production – 3%.

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The beginning of the year did not bring any major changes to the labour market

news release no 55

According to Statistics Estonia, the unemployment rate was 6.5% and the employment rate was 64.1% in the 1st quarter of 2016. There were no major changes compared to the 1st quarter of the previous year.

Diagram: Number of unemployed persons by age group, 1st quarter, 2007–2016

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The number of museum visits fell slightly last year

news release no 54

The news release "The number of museum visits fell slightly last year" published on 13.05.2016 was corrected on 19.05.2016. Please consider the data marked in red as correct.

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2015, Estonian museums were visited 3.3 million times, which is 4% less than a year before. The number of museums remained unchanged compared to 2014.

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In the 1st quarter the Estonian economy grew 1.7%

news release no 53

According to the flash estimates of Statistics Estonia, the gross domestic product (GDP) of Estonia increased by 1.7% in the 1st quarter of 2016 compared to the 1st quarter of 2015.

Diagram: GDP, real growth of the export and import of goods compared to the same quarter of the previous year

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In March, more tourists stayed in accommodation establishments than a year ago

news release no 52

According to Statistics Estonia, in March 2016, 212,400 domestic and foreign tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, which was 13% more than in March 2015. The number of both domestic and foreign tourists increased.

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In March the decrease in exports of goods was influenced by electrical equipment and mineral products

news release no 51

According to Statistics Estonia, in March 2016, exports of goods decreased by 3% and imports by 1% compared to March of the previous year. In the 1st quarter exports decreased 2% and imports increased 1%.

Diagram: Estonia’s foreign trade by month, 2013–2016

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