News releases 2010

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Production of industrial output and energy, November 2010

news release no 170

According to Statistics Estonia, in November 2010 the production of industrial enterprises grew 35% compared to November of the previous year. The growth of production has been mainly influenced by the increase in external demand as previously, but the domestic demand is also increasing continually.

Diagram: The volume index and trend of production in manufacturing

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Retail trade, November 2010

news release no 169

According to Statistics Estonia, in November 2010 compared to November of the previous year the retail sales of goods of retail trade enterprises increased 5% at constant prices. Retail sales grew for the third month in succession.

Diagram: Retail sales volume index of retail trade enterprises and its trend

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Foreign trade, October 2010

news release no 168

According to Statistics Estonia, in October this year compared to October of the previous year, exports of goods grew by 47% and imports by 38% at current prices. Exports to Sweden increased 2.2 times, mainly influenced by the increase in dispatches of machinery and equipment.

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Populations reading habits, 2010

news release no 167

According to the Statistics Estonia, in 2010, three quarters of Estonian inhabitants read books. During the decade the interest in reading books has increased by a tenth.

Lugemisaasta 2010

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Producer price index of industrial output, export and import price index, November 2010

news release no 166

According to Statistics Estonia, in November 2010 the producer price index of industrial output increased by 0.4% compared to October and by 5.4% compared to November of the previous year.

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Preliminary results of the Agricultural Census, 2010

news release no 165

According to Statistics Estonia, on the basis of the first estimates of 2010 Agricultural Census the number of agricultural holdings has decreased almost three times as compared to the last, 2001 Agricultural Census. At the same time the agricultural area has increased 8%. It shows that agricultural activity is concentrating more and more into larger holdings.

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Time use, 2010

news release no 164

People sleep on average 14 minutes longer, work 18 minutes less and dedicate 40 minutes more to spending leisure time per day than ten years ago, appeared from the Time Use Survey 2010 of Statistics Estonia. The previous survey was conducted in 2000.

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Statisticians from Georgia study population census organisation in Estonia

news release no 163

According to Statistics Estonia, starting from today, 13 December, until Friday, employees of the National Statistics Office of Georgia get acquainted with Estonia’s experience in organising population censuses and with preparation works for the 2011 Population and Housing Census.

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Foreign trade (preliminary data), October 2010

news release no 162

According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2010 compared to October 2009, exports of goods from Estonia grew by 47% and imports to Estonia by 38%. Bigger growth in exports compared to imports decreased also the trade deficit.

Diagram: Estonian foreign trade, January 2009 – October 2010

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Accommodation, October 2010

news release no 161

According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2010, 191,000 tourists stayed in accommodation establishments or 17,000 tourists more than in the same month of the previous year.

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Gross domestic product, 3rd quarter 2010

news release no 160

According to the first estimates of Statistics Estonia, the gross domestic product (GDP) of Estonia increased by 5.0% in the 3rd quarter of 2010 compared to the same period of the previous year.

Diagram: Change of the value added of the economic activities by chain-linked method

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Consumer price index, November 2010

news release no 159

According to Statistics Estonia, the consumer price index increased 5.3% in November 2010 compared to November of the previous year and 0.3% compared to October this year.

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Expenditures of research and development activity, 2009

news release no 158

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2009 the ratio of research and development (R&D) expenditures to the gross domestic product (called the intensity of the R&D) reached unprecedented level of 1.42% despite the actual decrease of those expenditures.

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Business, 3rd quarter 2010

news release no 157

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2010, the net sales, costs and total profit of the business sector increased 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

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