Emigration from Estonia decreased last year

news release no 57

According to Statistics Estonia, 4,637 persons emigrated from Estonia and 3,904 persons immigrated to Estonia in 2014. The volume of emigration was 30% smaller than in the previous three years.

Diagram: External migration by sex, 2005–2014

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In April, the producer price index of industrial output decreased

news release no 56

According to Statistics Estonia, in April 2015, the producer price index of industrial output changed by -0.6% compared to March 2015 and by -1,3% compared to April 2014.

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The average monthly gross income continued to grow steadily last year

news release no 55

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2014, the average monthly gross income per employee was 954 euros. Compared to 2013, the average gross income increased 6%. The growth rate has been at this level for the last few years.

Diagram: Average monthly gross income per employee in local government units, 2014

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The uptrend in museum attendance continued

news release no 54

According to Statistics Estonia, there were 3.8 million museum visits in 2014, which is 15% more than the year before. The number of museum visits set a new record.

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Working-age people are increasingly more active in the labour market

news release no 53

According to Statistics Estonia, the unemployment rate was 6.6% and the employment rate was 63.3% in the 1st quarter of 2015. Compared to the first quarters of the previous years, the labour force participation rate was at the highest level of the last 15 years.

Diagram: Labour force participation, employment and unemployment rate, 1st quarter, 2000–2015

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The economy grew in the 1st quarter

news release no 52

According to the flash estimates of Statistics Estonia, the gross domestic product (GDP) of Estonia increased 1.2% in the 1st quarter of 2015 compared to the 1st quarter of 2014.

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

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In March foreign trade increased

news release no 51

According to Statistics Estonia, in March 2015, exports of goods increased by 3% and imports by 1% compared to March of the previous year. The increase in exports and imports was mostly influenced by a growth in the trade of electrical equipment and miscellaneous manufactured articles.

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In March, the number of tourists in accommodation establishments decreased

news release no 50

According to Statistics Estonia, 188,000 tourists used the services of accommodation establishments in March 2015, which is 3% fewer than in March 2014. The number of foreign tourists decreased and the number of domestic tourists increased.

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In April, the annual change of the consumer price index was influenced the most by motor fuel

news release no 49

According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the consumer price index in April 2015 was 0.5% compared to March 2015 and -0.1% compared to April of the previous year.

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Population decline is slowing down

news release no 48

According to the revised data of Statistics Estonia, 1,313,271 persons lived in Estonia on 1 January 2015 – 2,666 persons (0.2%) fewer than at the same time a year earlier. Negative natural increase is the main cause for population decline, while the influence of emigration has decreased significantly.

Diagram: Natural increase and net migration, 2005–2014

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