Industrial producer price index increased in October

news release no 118

According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2018, the producer price index of industrial output changed by 0.3% compared to September and by 2.8% compared to October 2017.

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Older persons are becoming more active in the labour market

news release no 117

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2018, the unemployment rate was 5.2%, the employment rate was 68.2% and the labour force participation rate was 72%. The unemployment rate remained low and is similar to that of economic boom years. The employment rate and the labour force participation are even higher than during the boom years. Employment of older persons is at a record high.

Labour force participation rate by age group, 3rd quarter, 2000–2018

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In September, trade increased

news release no 116

According to Statistics Estonia, in September 2018, the exports and imports of goods both increased by 11% compared to September 2017. The growth in trade was affected the most by an increase in trade in mineral products (fuel additives, motor spirit).

Estonia\'s foreign trade by month, 2016–2018

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Consumer price index was affected the most by transport in October

news release no 115

According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the consumer price index in October 2018 was 0.5% compared to September 2018 and 4.4% compared to October of the previous year.

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In September fewer tourists stayed in accommodation establishments than a year ago

news release no 114

According to Statistics Estonia, in September 2018, domestic and foreign tourists who stayed in accommodation establishments numbered 276,000, which is 2% fewer than in September 2017. Compared to September of the previous year, the number of both domestic and foreign tourists decreased.

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In September, the volume of industrial production was greater than a year ago

news release no 113

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

The volume index and trend of production in manufacturing, January 2009 – September 2018 (2015 = 100)

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In September, the turnover growth of retail trade enterprises accelerated

news release no 112

According to Statistics Estonia, in September 2018, compared to September of the previous year, the turnover of retail trade enterprises increased by 3% at constant prices. While in August, the turnover increased by 2% compared to the same month of the previous year, the growth accelerated slightly in September.

Turnover volume index of retail trade enterprises and its trend, January 2008 – September 2018 (2015=100)

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The industrial producer price index decreased in September

news release no 111

According to Statistics Estonia, in September 2018, the producer price index of industrial output changed by –0.5% compared to August and by 2.9% compared to September 2017.

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Construction price index continues upward trend due to wage pressure

news release no 110

According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the construction price index in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was 0.3% compared to the previous quarter and 1.4% compared to the 3rd quarter of 2017.

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President Kersti Kaljulaid visited Statistics Estonia

news release no 109

Today, President Kersti Kaljulaid visited Statistics Estonia to learn about the opportunities to use big data and experimental statistics to produce official statistics and improve the physical and social environment of Estonian people.

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