News releases 2013

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Producer price index of industrial output, export and import price index, November 2013

news release no 154

According to Statistics Estonia, in November 2013, the producer price index of industrial output changed by –0.6% compared to October 2013 and by 3.3% compared to November 2012.

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Dwelling price index, 3rd quarter 2013

news release no 153

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2013, the Dwelling Price Index changed by 5.3% compared to the 2nd quarter and by 11.1% compared to the 3rd quarter of the previous year.

Diagram: Dwelling Price Index, 1st quarter 2005 – 3rd quarter 2013 (2010 = 100)

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Relative poverty, 2012

news release no 152

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2012, 18.7% of the Estonian population lived in relative poverty and 7.3% in absolute poverty. The overall percentage of people living in relative poverty increased 1.2 percentage points compared to the previous year, but the percentage of people living in absolute poverty decreased 0.8 percentage points.

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Foreign trade, October 2013

news release no 151

According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2013, exports of goods decreased by 1% and imports by 6% at current prices compared to October of the previous year. The decrease in exports was mostly influenced by the dispatches of agricultural goods which declined by 17% compared to October 2012.

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Accommodation, October 2013

news release no 150

According to Statistics Estonia, 148,000 foreign tourists and 80,000 domestic tourists used the services of accommodation establishments in October 2013. The total number of tourists increased 4% compared to October of the previous year.

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Gross domestic product, 3rd quarter 2013

news release no 149

According to the second estimates of Statistics Estonia, the gross domestic product (GDP) of Estonia increased by 0.7% in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same quarter of the previous year.

Diagram: Growth of the value added of economic activities, 3rd quarter 2013

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Job vacancies and labour turnover, 3rd quarter 2013

news release no 148

According to Statistics Estonia, there were 8,600 job vacancies in the enterprises, institutions and organisations of Estonia in the 3rd quarter of 2013. Compared to the same period of the previous year their number increased by 12.3%, and compared to the previous quarter by 12.7%.

Diagram: Rate of job vacancies, 1st quarter 2005 – 3rd quarter 2013

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Consumer price index, November 2013

news release no 147

According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the consumer price index in November 2013 was –0.4% compared to October 2013 and 1.5% compared to November of the previous year. Both the monthly and annual change were influenced the most by housing expenditures.

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Business, 3rd quarter 2013

news release no 146

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2013 the total profit of the business sector was 945 million euros, which was 5% more than in the same period a year earlier.

Diagram: Total profit of the business sector, 1st quarter 2009 – 3rd quarter 2013

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Expenditures of research and development activity, 2012

news release no 145

The news release was corrected on 03.12.2013. Please consider the data marked in red as correct.

According to Statistics Estonia,  expenditures on research and development in Estonia amounted to 380.7 million euros in 2012, being 3.7 million euros or 1% less than in 2011.

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Production of industrial output and energy, October 2013

news release no 144

According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2013, the production of industrial enterprises increased by 7% compared to October of the previous year. The production exceeded the volume of the previous year in most of the branches of industry.

Diagram: The volume index and trend of production in manufacturing

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Retail trade, October 2013

news release no 143

According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2013 compared to October of the previous year, the retail sales of goods of retail trade enterprises increased 7% at constant prices. In September the retail sales increased 4% compared to the same month of the previous year, while in October the retail sales growth accelerated to some extent.

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

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