News releases 2017

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Government debt and deficit (preliminary data), 2016

news release no 36

According to the preliminary data of Statistics Estonia, in 2016, the Estonian general government surplus was 0.3% and the gross debt level was 9.5% of the gross domestic product.

Surplus/deficit of the general government in Estonia by sub-sectors, 2008–2016

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Dwelling price index and owner-occupied housing price index, 4th quarter 2016

news release no 35

According to Statistics Estonia, the Dwelling Price Index increased by 4.7% in 2016 compared to the average of 2015. In the annual comparison, the prices of apartments increased by 4.5% and the prices of houses by 5.4%.

Dwelling Price Index, change over previous year, 2006–2016

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European Big Data Hackathon

news release no 34

On 13–15 March in Brussels, the Estonian team won the 3rd prize, after Croatia and France, in the "European Big Data Hackathon", organised by the European Commission statistical office Eurostat.

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Water transport, 2016

news release no 33

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2016, the number of international traffic passengers served by Estonian ports increased by 4%, but the freight volume of ports in tonnes decreased by 4% compared to the previous year.

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Producer price index of industrial output, export and import price index, February 2017

news release no 32

According to Statistics Estonia, in February 2017, the producer price index of industrial output changed by 0.0% compared to January and by 3.9% compared to February 2016.

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Preliminary results of the Farm Structure Survey, 2016

news release no 31

According to Statistics Estonia, the preliminary results of the Farm Structure Survey 2016 indicate that there were 16,700 agricultural holdings with at least one hectare of agricultural area or agricultural holdings mainly producing for sale in Estonia, which is approximately 2,500 holdings less than three years ago.

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Job vacancies and labour turnover, 4th quarter 2016

news release no 30

According to Statistics Estonia, there were nearly 9,000 job vacancies in the enterprises, institutions and organisations of Estonia in the 4th quarter of 2016. Compared to the 3rd quarter, when the number of job vacancies reached a 7-year high, in the 4th quarter, the number of job vacancies decreased by 18%. Compared to the 4th quarter of 2015, the number of job vacancies increased by 37%.

Rate of job vacancies by economic activity, 4th quarter, 2015–2016

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Foreign trade, January 2017

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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Consumer price index, February 2017

news release no 28

According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the consumer price index in February 2017 was 1.3% compared to January 2017 and 3.4% compared to February of the previous year.

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Accommodation, January 2017

news release no 27

According to Statistics Estonia, in January 2017, domestic and foreign tourists who stayed in Estonian accommodation establishments numbered 192,000, which was 8% more than in January 2016.

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Production of industrial output and energy, January 2017

news release no 26

The news release was corrected on 03.03.2017. Please consider the data marked in red as correct.

According to Statistics Estonia, in January 2017, the production of industrial enterprises increased 7% compared to January of the previous year. Production increased in mining and quarrying and manufacturing, but decreased in the energy sector.

Volume index of production in manufacturing and its trend, January 2008 – January 2017

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Retail trade, January 2017

news release no 25

According to Statistics Estonia, in January 2017, compared to January 2016, the turnover of retail trade enterprises increased 2% at constant prices. Compared to the same month of the previous year, turnover has shown a stable two-percent growth for the second month in succession.

Turnover volume index of retail trade enterprises and its trend, January 2007 – January 2017

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Average wages and salaries, 4th quarter 2016

news release no 24

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2016, the average monthly gross wages and salaries were 1,146 euros; compared to 2015, the average monthly gross wages and salaries increased by 7.6%. The annual average monthly gross wages and salaries increased in all economic activities. The monthly gross wages and salaries were highest in the 4th quarter.

Average monthly gross wages and salaries and their change by economic activity, 2015–2016

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