News releases 2009

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Government debt and deficit, 3rd quarter 2009

news release no 157

According to Statistics Estonia, the Estonian general government sector surplused in the 3rd quarter 2009 by 1.4 billion kroons. The consolidated gross debt level rose up to 13.8 billion kroons.

Diagram: General government surplus/deficit and gross debt level, 1st quarter 2001 – 3rd quarter 2009

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Production of industrial output and energy, November 2009

news release no 156

According to Statistics Estonia, in November 2009 compared to November of the previous year, the production of industrial enterprises decreased 14%.

Diagram:The volume index and trend of production in manufacturing

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The pilot Census of PHC 2011 starts at midnight

news release no 155

According to Statistics Estonia, the pilot Census of the 2011 Population and Housing Census (PHC 2011) will take place in nine local governments of Estonia starting from today midnight to the end of March.

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Foreign trade, October 2009

news release no 154

According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2009 exports of goods from Estonia at current prices totalled about 9 billion kroons and imports to Estonia amounted to 9.8 billion kroons. Exports to Russia declined the most compared to October 2008.

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Gross domestic product of counties, 2007

news release no 153

News release has been corrected on 22 December 2009. Please consider the data marked in red as correct.

According to Statistics Estonia, Harju county covered 59.7% of the gross domestic product (GDP) in Estonia in 2007.

Diagram: GDP per capita by county, 2006–2007

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Producer price index of industrial output, export and import price index, November 2009

news release no 152

According to Statistics Estonia, in November 2009 the producer price index increased 0.1% compared to October and decreased 2.0% compared to November 2008.

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Statistics Estonia started to employ enumerators for the pilot Census of REL 2011

news release no 151

Statistics Estonia started to employ enumerators for the pilot Census of the 2011 Population and Housing Census (REL 2011). The total of 24 persons will be employed to enumerate the population.

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The census rehearsal of the 2011 Population Census will begin on the last day of the year

news release no 150

According to Statistics Estonia, the pilot Census of the 2011 Population and Housing Census (REL 2011) will take place in nine local governments of Estonia from 31 December until 31 March. The organisation, methodology and information system of the Census will be tested. For the first time the opportunity for electronic enumeration on the Internet is provided.

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Foreign trade (preliminary data), October 2009

news release no 149

According to the preliminary data of Statistics Estonia, in October 2009 exports of goods from Estonia amounted to 8.9 billion kroons at current prices and imports to Estonia made up 9.8 billion kroons. Compared to October of the previous year as well as to September this year the foreign trade decreased.

Diagram: Estonia’s foreign trade, January 2008 – October 2009

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Accommodation, October 2009

news release no 148

According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2009 113,000 foreign tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, which was 3% more than in the same month of the previous year.

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Gross domestic product, 3rd quarter 2009

news release no 147

According to the first estimates of Statistics Estonia, the gross domestic product (GDP) of Estonia decreased by 15.6% in the 3rd quarter of 2009 compared to the same quarter in the previous year. The GDP decreased successively for seven quarters, still the decrease decelerated in the 3rd quarter.

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Business, 3rd quarter 2009

news release no 146

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2009, the net sales, total costs and total profit of the business sector decreased compared to the previous quarter as well as to the same quarter of the previous year.

Diagram: Net sales, personnel expenses and total profit of the business sector, 1st quarter 2002 – 3rd quarter 2009

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Consumer price index, November 2009

news release no 145

According to Statistics Estonia, the consumer price index decreased 2.1% in November 2009 compared to November of the previous year, and 0.2% compared to October of the current year.

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The Government approved the official statistics programme for the for the year 2010

news release no 144

According to Statistics Estonia, today the Government of the Republic approved the list of official statistical surveys for the year 2010.

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Expenditures of research and development activity, 2008

news release no 143

According to Statistics Estonia, 3.2 billion kroons were spent on research and development in Estonia in 2008. This amount is over three times more compared to 2003.

Diagram: R&D expenditure per inhabitanta

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