Construction volumes increased in 2016

news release no 120

According to the preliminary data of Statistics Estonia, in 2016 the total production of Estonian construction enterprises in Estonia and in foreign countries amounted to 2.1 billion euros, which was 3% more than in 2015. The construction volumes increased after two years of decline.

Construction volume index, 2000–2016

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No major changes in the labour market

news release no 19

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2016, the unemployment rate was 6.8%, the employment rate 65.6% and the labour force participation rate 70.4%. Within a year, 8,300 additional people entered the labour market, which mainly results from the decrease in the number of inactive persons. Compared to 2015, the number of inactive people in the labour market has decreased by 9,700 persons.

Diagram: Labour force participation rate, employment rate, unemployment rate

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Trade increased again after three years of decline

news release no 18

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2016, the exports and imports of goods increased by 3% each compared to 2015. The last time trade grew in comparison of years was in 2012.

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In January, the annual change in the consumer price index was influenced the most by motor fuel and food

news release no 17

According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the consumer price index in January 2017 was 0.4% compared to December 2016 and 2.7% compared to January of the previous year.

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In 2016, the number of tourists in accommodation establishments increased

news release no 16

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2016, more than 3 million domestic and foreign tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, which is 7% more than in 2015. The number of both foreign and domestic tourists increased.

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Statistics Estonia acknowledges best cooperation partners

news release no 15

Statistics Estonia gave Eesti Energia AS the title of Best Respondent, the Ministry of the Interior the title of Statistics-Friendly Database Partner and Tõnu Kollo from the University of Tartu the title of Statistics-Friendly Research Partner of 2016.

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In 2016, industrial production increased

news release no 14

According to the preliminary data of Statistics Estonia, in 2016, the production of industrial enterprises rose 2% compared to the previous year. Production increased in energy and in manufacturing, but decreased in mining.

Volume index of production in manufacturing

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The turnover of retail trade enterprises grew also in the last month of the year

news release no 13

According to Statistics Estonia, in December 2016, compared to December 2015, the turnover of retail trade enterprises increased 3% at constant prices.

Turnover volume index of retail trade enterprises and its trend

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Last year’s cereal production was the lowest in five years

news release no 12

According to the preliminary data of Statistics Estonia, cereal production was 934,100 tonnes in 2016, which is the lowest yield of the previous five years.

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Milk production remained at the level of 2015

news release no 11

According to the preliminary data of Statistics Estonia, the production of milk amounted to 781,400 tonnes in 2016, which was a little less than the year before. The number of dairy cows decreased by the end of the year, while milk yield per cow increased.

Milk production per cow, 1994–2016

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