News releases 2016

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Statistics Estonia presents the trial census results on personal, family and household data

news release no 144

Today, on 28 December, Statistics Estonia presents an overview of the availability and quality of personal, family and household data in registers based on the results of the trial census of the Register-Based Population and Housing Census.

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Producer price index of industrial output, export and import price index, November 2016

news release no 143

According to Statistics Estonia, in November 2016, the producer price index of industrial output changed by 0.6% compared to October 2016 and by 1.5% compared to November 2015.

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Dwelling price index and owner-occupied housing price index, 3rd quarter 2016

news release no 142

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2016, the Dwelling Price Index changed by 3.4% compared to the 2nd quarter of 2016 and by 7.4% compared to the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Diagram: Dwelling Price Index

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Gross domestic product of counties, 2015

news release no 141

According to Statistics Estonia, differences in the economic structures of counties have increased, while the majority of the value added generated in the Estonian economy was still created in Harju County. 69% of the gross value added in Estonia was created in the service sector, the share of which has increased in seven counties in the last four years.

Map: GDP per capita

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Relative poverty, 2015

news release no 140

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2015, 21.3% of the Estonian population lived in relative poverty and 3.9% in absolute poverty. The overall percentage of people living in relative poverty decreased 0.3 percentage points compared to the previous year, the percentage of people living in absolute poverty decreased 2.4 percentage points.

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Accommodation, October 2016

news release no 139

According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2016, domestic and foreign tourists who stayed in Estonian accommodation establishments numbered 267,000, which was 7% more than in October 2015.

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Foreign trade, October 2016

news release no 138

According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2016, the exports of goods increased by 2% and imports by 3% compared to October of the previous year. Compared to October 2015, the exports of goods of Estonian origin increased by 3% and re-exports, i.e. the exportation of goods imported from a foreign country, stayed at the same level.

Diagram: Estonia’s foreign trade by month, 2015–2016

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Gross domestic product, 3rd quarter 2016

news release no 137

According to the second estimates of Statistics Estonia, the gross domestic product (GDP) of Estonia increased 1.3% in the 3rd quarter of 2016 compared to the 3rd quarter of the previous year. The biggest contribution to GDP growth was made in the economic activity of transportation, followed by trade and the energy sector.

Diagram: Real growth of GDP and of domestic demand, compared to the same quarter of the previous year, 1st quarter 2010 – 3rd quarter 2016

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Job vacancies and labour turnover, 3rd quarter 2016

news release no 136

According to Statistics Estonia, there were about 11,000 job vacancies in the enterprises, institutions and organisations of Estonia in the 3rd quarter of 2016. The number of job vacancies reached a 7-year high, having increased by 16% compared to the previous quarter and by 25% compared to the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Diagram: Rate of job vacancies by economic activity, 3rd quarter, 2015–2016

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Sales and use of pesticides, 2015

news release no 135

According to Statistics Estonia, 691 tons of pesticides (by active substance) were placed on the market in Estonia in 2015, which was 15% more than in the previous year. The quantity of sold pesticides has been increasing in the last five years.

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Consumer price index, November 2016

news release no 134

According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the consumer price index in November 2016 was 0.1% compared to October 2016 and 1.0% compared to November of the previous year.

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Business, 3rd quarter 2016

news release no 133

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2016, the total profit of the business sector was 856 million euros, which was 4% less than in the same period a year before.

Diagramm: Total profit of the business sector, 1st quarter 2010 – 3rd quarter 2016

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Expenditures of research and development activity, 2015

news release no 132

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2015 the expenditure on research and development (R&D) in Estonia amounted to 302.8 million euros, which was 6% more than in 2014.

Diagram: R&D expenditure, 2005–2015

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Production of industrial output and energy, October 2016

news release no 131

According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2016, the production of industrial enterprises increased 5% compared to October of the previous year. Production increased in manufacturing and the energy sector, but decreased in mining and quarrying.

Diagram: Volume index of production in manufacturing and its trend

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