Construction volumes increased in the 1st quarter

news release no 60

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 1st quarter of 2017 compared to the same quarter of the previous year, the total production of Estonian construction enterprises in Estonia and foreign countries increased 20%. Taking into account only the Estonian construction market, the construction volumes increased 18%. It is the biggest increase in construction volumes in the last five years.

Construction volume index and its trend, 1st quarter 2003

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Estonia’s net migration was positive in 2016

news release no 59

According to Statistics Estonia, 14,822 persons immigrated to and 13,792 persons emigrated from Estonia in 2016. Immigration exceeded emigration for the second year. Most of the migrants were Estonian citizens, but their net migration was negative.

Immigration by citizenship, 2016

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The industrial producer price index increased in April

news release no 58

According to Statistics Estonia, in April 2017, the producer price index of industrial output changed by 0.3% compared to March and by 3.7% compared to April 2016.

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The volume of aquaculture production sold increased last year

news release no 57

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2016, aquaculture enterprises sold 868 tonnes of commercial fish and crayfish, with a total value of 3.7 million euros. The volume of aquaculture production sold in 2016 was among the highest in 20 years.

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Last year, the growth of the average monthly gross income continued

news release no 56

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2016, the average monthly gross income per employee was 1,073 euros. The growth of gross income continued at the same rate as in previous years (6%), however, the number of people receiving income started to decrease for the first time since the years of the economic crisis.

Average monthly gross income per employee, 2016

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Employment indicators improved at the beginning of the year

news release no 55

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 1st quarter of 2017, the unemployment rate was 5.6%, the employment rate 66.3% and the labour force participation rate 70.2%. The labour force participation rate reached a record level in comparison with the 1st quarters of previous years.

Labour force participation rate, employment rate, unemployment rate, 1st quarter, 2002–2016

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The number of museum visits was up last year

news release no 54

Museums continue to be popular in Estonia. According to Statistics Estonia, there were 3.5 million museum visits in 2016, which is 6% more than the year before.

Museum visits by type of museum, 2016

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In March, trade growth continued

news release no 53

According to Statistics Estonia, in March 2017, the exports of goods increased by 15% and imports by 12% compared to March 2016. In the first quarter of this year, exports increased by 12% and imports 17%, compared the same period of 2016.

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Statistics Estonia invites students to participate in the competition for the young statistician’s grant

news release no 52

Statistics Estonia announces the competition for the young statistician’s grant named after Albert Pullerits.

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Last year the carriage of passengers and goods declined

news release no 51

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2016, the number of passengers served by Estonian transport enterprises decreased by 3% and the freight volume in tonnes decreased by 1% compared to the previous year. The number of passengers increased in sea and rail transport, but decreased in road and air transport. Carriage of goods increased in road transport, but decreased in rail transport.

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