The share of the service sector has grown in all counties
According to Statistics Estonia, 64%, i.e. the majority of the value added generated in the Estonian economy in 2016 was created in Harju county. The share of the service sector continues to grow, having increased in 2016 by more than 2 percentage points in most counties.
In October, trade increased
According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2017, the exports and imports of goods increased both by 11% compared to October 2016. This year Finland has been the most important trade partner for Estonia. In October, exports to Finland increased by 18% and imports from Finland by 15%.
The quantity of pesticides placed on the market in Estonia increased in 2016
According to Statistics Estonia, 834 tonnes of pesticides (by active substance) were placed on the market in Estonia in 2016, which is 17% more than in the previous year. The quantity of sold pesticides continues to increase.
In the 3rd quarter, the number of job vacancies increased
According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2017, there were approximately 12,700 job vacancies in the enterprises, institutions and organisations of Estonia. This is the highest number of job vacancies in recent years.
In November, the consumer price index was affected the most by food and motor fuel
According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the consumer price index in November 2017 was 0.5% compared to October 2017 and 4.2% compared to November of the previous year.
In October, the number of tourists in accommodation establishments increased
According to Statistics Estonia, 271,100 domestic and foreign tourists stayed in the accommodation establishments of Estonia in October 2017, which is 1% more than in October 2016.
Expenditure on research and development decreased last year
According to Statistics Estonia, in 2016, the expenditure on research and development (R&D) in Estonia amounted to 270.3 million euros, which is 11% less than in 2015.
In October, turnover growth of retail trade enterprises continued
According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2017, compared to October of the previous year, the turnover of retail trade enterprises increased 2% at constant prices.
In October, the volume of industrial production was greater than a year ago
According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2017, the production of industrial enterprises increased 6% compared to October 2016. Production increased in mining and quarrying but decreased in the energy sector.
The economy continued to grow in the 3rd quarter
According to Statistics Estonia, the gross domestic product (GDP) of Estonia increased 4.2% in the 3rd quarter of 2017 compared to the 3rd quarter of the previous year.