News releases 2018

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Retail trade, May 2018

news release no 73

According to Statistics Estonia, in May 2018, compared to May of the previous year, the turnover of retail trade enterprises increased 3% at constant prices. While in April, the turnover increased 1% compared to the same month of the previous year, the growth accelerated slightly in May.

Turnover volume index of retail trade enterprises and its trend, January 2008 – May 2018

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Dwelling price index and owner-occupied housing price index, 1st quarter 2018

news release no 72

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 1st quarter of 2018, the Dwelling Price Index changed by 1.5% compared to the 4th quarter of 2017 and by 6.6% compared to the 1st quarter of previous year.

Dwelling price index, 1st quarter 2005 – 1st quarter 2018 (2010=100)

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Producer price index of industrial output, export and import price index, May 2018

news release no 71

According to Statistics Estonia, in May 2018, the producer price index of industrial output changed by 0.1% compared to April and by 1.9% compared to May 2017.

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Young statistician’s grant awarded to Sven Erik Ojavee

news release no 70

This year, the Albert Pullerits young statistician’s grant was awarded to Sven Erik Ojavee from the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Tartu. The aim of the grant is to motivate young people to apply and develop statistical methods.

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Film production, 2017

news release no 69

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2017, cinema attendance set a new record, surpassing 3.5 million visits for the first time. Cinema attendance has doubled in the last ten years. The rising popularity of cinemas can be explained by an increase in the number of cinemas and a wider selection of films as well as by the generally higher living standard.

Distribution and attendance of films distributed in Estonian cinemas by country of origin, 2017

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Foreign trade, April 2018

news release no 68

According to Statistics Estonia, in April 2018, the exports of goods increased by 16% and imports by 13% compared to April 2017. The growth in trade in April of this year was broad-based, with increased exports and imports in both mineral products and mechanical appliances.

Estonia’s foreign trade by month, 2016–2018

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Job vacancies and labour turnover, 1st quarter 2018

news release no 67

According to Statistics Estonia, there were nearly 10,600 job vacancies in the enterprises, institutions and organisations of Estonia in the 1st quarter of 2018. The number of job vacancies did not change compared to the previous quarter but decreased by 6% compared to the 1st quarter of 2017. The number of job vacancies has exceeded 10,000 in the past five quarters.

Rate of job vacancies by economic activity, 1st quarter, 2017–2018

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Consumer price index, May 2018

news release no 66

According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the consumer price index in May 2018 was 0.3% compared to April 2018 and 3.0% compared to May of the previous year.

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Accommodation, April 2018

news release no 65

According to Statistics Estonia, in April 2018, domestic and foreign tourists staying in accommodation establishments numbered 251,000, which is 3% less than in April 2017. The number of foreign tourists decreased, while the number of domestic tourists stayed at the level of the previous year.

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Statistics Estonia’s electronic data submission environment upgraded

news release no 64

In June, Statistics Estonia’s electronic data collection channel eSTAT was upgraded with a long-awaited and more consumer-friendly user interface. Data submission in the upgraded environment is easier and the channel itself is more user-friendly.

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Production of industrial output and energy, April 2018

news release no 63
The news release was corrected on 01.06.2018. Please consider the figure marked in red in the table as correct.

According to Statistics Estonia, in April 2018, the production of industrial enterprises increased by 2% compared to April 2017. Production increased in manufacturing and in energy, but decreased in mining.

Volume index of production in manufacturing and its trend, January 2009 – April 2018

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