Financial statistics of enterprises
The activities of Estonian enterprises in 2015 were characterised by stability. The main economic indicators of enterprises – turnover, expenses and investments – remained on the level of the previous year; net profit, however, continued to decrease. The annual growth in personnel expenses remained on the level of the recent years, i.e. within 6–7% and surpassed the growth in both turnover and productivity. Productivity indicators decreased compared to the previous year due to increased employment in enterprises. According to preliminary data, in 2016, the turnover of enterprises increased slightly and personnel expenses continued to rapidly increase, affecting the steady decline in profits and modest investment activities. The following provides an overview of financial statistics of enterprises in 2015.