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 July, imports increased more than exports

news release no 99

According to Statistics Estonia, in July 2017, the exports of goods increased by 6% and imports by 9% compared to July 2016. Increased imports of base metals and articles of base metal and transport equipment contributed to the growth in imports.

Estonia’s foreign trade by month, 2015–2017

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Both in June and throughout the 2nd quarter, trade increased

news release no 86

According to Statistics Estonia, in June 2017, the exports of goods increased by 11% and imports by 6% compared to June 2016. In the second quarter, compared to the 2nd quarter of the previous year, exports grew 8% and imports 7%.

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In May, trade intensified

news release no 79

According to Statistics Estonia, in May 2017, the exports of goods increased by 15% and imports by 14% compared to May 2016. Trade growth was influenced the most by a significant increase in the exports and imports of mineral products.

Estonia’s foreign trade by month, 2015–2017

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Foreign trade

Minifacts about Estonia 2017 (p. 32)

n 2016, exports of goods from Estonia accounted for 11.9 billion euros and imports to Estonia for 13.5 billion euros at current prices. Compared to 2015, exports of goods increased 3% and imports 3%.

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Foreign trade

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 2/17. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 99)
Evelin Puura, Mirgit Silla

In 2016, exports of goods from Estonia totalled 11.9 billion euros and imports to Estonia totalled 13.5 billion euros at current prices. Trade turnover increased after three years of decline; exports and imports grew 3% at current prices compared to 2015.

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In April, trade growth slowed down

news release no 69

According to Statistics Estonia, in April 2017, the exports of goods decreased by 1% and imports increased by 2% compared to April 2016. A decrease in the exports of electrical equipment significantly contributed to the decline in exports.

Estonia’s foreign trade by month, 2015–2017

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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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In February, the exports of goods of Estonian origin grew

news release no 41

According to Statistics Estonia, in February 2017, the exports of goods increased by 6% and imports by 1% compared February 2016. In February, the exports of goods of Estonian origin grew 9%, while re-exports stayed at the same level as one year ago.

Estonia’s foreign trade by month, 2015–2017

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Foreign trade continued to grow in January

news release no 29

According to Statistics Estonia, in January 2017, the exports of goods increased by 14% and imports by 40% compared January 2016. The rise in exports was affected the most by an increase in the exportation of mineral products, and the rise in imports by non-recurring big-volume transactions with transport equipment.

Estonia’s foreign trade by month, 2014–2017

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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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