Foreign trade

Foreign trade statistics concern the movement of goods between Estonia and other countries. The concepts of exports and imports are used to indicate commodity flows.

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In May, trade increased

news release no 77

According to Statistics Estonia, in May 2018, the exports of goods increased by 7% and imports by 11% compared to May 2017. The growth in trade in May of this year was broad-based, with increased exports and imports in mineral products.

<br>Estonia’s foreign trade by month, 2016–2018<br>

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In April, trade increased

news release no 68

According to Statistics Estonia, in April 2018, the exports of goods increased by 16% and imports by 13% compared to April 2017. The growth in trade in April of this year was broad-based, with increased exports and imports in both mineral products and mechanical appliances.

Estonia’s foreign trade by month, 2016–2018

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Trade turnover increased year on year

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Evelin Puura, Mirgit Silla

In 2017, exports of goods from Estonia totalled 12.9 billion euros and imports to Estonia 14.7 billion euros at current prices. Trade turnover increased for the second consecutive year, exports grew by 8%, or approximately 1 billion euros and imports grew by 9%, or 1.2 billion euros compared to 2016.

Exports by main commodity section and commodity chapter, 2016, 2017

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In March, exports decreased year on year

news release no 51

According to Statistics Estonia, in March 2018, the exports of goods decreased by 3% and imports increased by 4% compared to March 2017. In the first quarter of the current year, exports increased by 6% and imports by 2%, compared to the same period of 2017.

Estonia’s foreign trade by month, 2016–2018

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In February, trade increased

news release no 40

According to Statistics Estonia, in February 2018, the exports of goods increased by 15% and imports by 13% compared to February 2017. There was significant growth in exports to non-EU countries, mineral products (fuels and fuel additives) were exported the most.

Estonia’s foreign trade by month, 2016–2018

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The year began with growth in exports

news release no 30

According to Statistics Estonia, in January, compared to January 2017, the exports of goods increased by 9% and imports decreased by 8%. The growth in exports was broad‑based, increase occurred in most commodity sections.

Estonia’s foreign trade by month, 2016–2018

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Trade reached record level last year

news release no 16

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2017 compared to 2016, the exports of goods increased by 8% and imports by 9%. In 2017, the exports of goods from Estonia amounted to 12.8 billion euros and imports to Estonia to 14.7 billion euros at current prices.

Estonia’s foreign trade, 2004–2017

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In November 2017, trade increased

news release no 6

According to Statistics Estonia, in November 2017 compared to November 2016, the exports of goods increased by 8% and imports by 9%. The growth in exports and imports was broad-based, a small increase occurred in most commodity sections.

Estonia’s foreign trade by month, 2015–2017

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Foreign trade of goods and services by enterprise characteristics

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 4/17. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 69)
Allan Aron

This article examines Estonian foreign trade by chosen enterprise characteristics (number of employees, economic activity, type of ownership). This approach enables obtaining additional information about traders acting in the international market. The analysis includes both the foreign trade of goods and services and allows identifying the differences and common traits of exporters of goods and services.

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In October, trade increased

news release no 133

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%.

Estonia’s foreign trade by month, 2015–2017

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