In February, the turnover growth of retail trade enterprises accelerated
According to Statistics Estonia, in February 2020, the turnover of retail trade enterprises was 576 million euros. Compared to February 2019, turnover increased by 7% at constant prices.
Elisa, Tele2 and Telia to analyse clients’ mobility themselves
In order to provide the crisis commission with a quick overview about whether people are complying with movement restrictions, Elisa, Tele2 and Telia decided to take it upon themselves to analyse the mobility of their clients. The data used for the analysis will be entirely anonymous and not real-time. Statistics Estonia will compile the analyses of the mobile network operators and produce an overview for the whole country. The first results are expected to be available in the coming week. The reason for the new decision is the obligation of the operators to protect personal data and ensure anonymity.
Statistics Estonia’s planned mobility analysis will not be based on real-time data
The preparation of analytical output using anonymous data from electronic communications, with the purpose to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), which was assigned to Statistics Estonia by the order of the crisis commission of the Government of the Republic, will not be based on real-time data. There is no plan and it is not possible to use the data to analyse the movement of individuals.
General government deficit decreased
According to the preliminary data of Statistics Estonia, in 2019, the Estonian general government deficit was 0.3% and the gross debt level was 8% of the gross domestic product.
Statistics Estonia is planning mobility analysis to prevent the spread of the coronavirus
The crisis commission of the Government of the Republic issued an order to Statistics Estonia for the preparation of analytical output using anonymous data from electronic communications, with the purpose to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The goal is to launch the project this week.
Passenger and goods transport through ports increased last year
According to Statistics Estonia, in 2019, compared to 2018, the number of passengers on main national ship lines increased by 4% and in international traffic by 0.3%. The freight volume of ports in tonnes increased by around 5%.
Dwelling price indices continued to rise last year
According to Statistics Estonia, in 2019, the Dwelling Price Index increased by 7% compared to the average of 2018. The prices of apartments increased by 6.9% and the prices of houses by 7.3%.
Producer price index affected most by electricity price decrease
According to Statistics Estonia, in February, the producer price index of industrial output fell by 0.7% compared to January 2020 and by 2.6% compared to February 2019.
IMPORTANT: Revise your place of residence data in the population register
In view of the emergency situation in Estonia, Statistics Estonia stresses the importance of having accurate place of residence data in the population register. The place of residence data in the population register can be checked and revised on the website rahvastikuregister.ee
Statistics Estonia stops imposing penalty payment
Statistics Estonia acknowledges that the data providers may fail to submit their data in due time and stops imposing penalty payment at least until the end of the emergency situation in Estonia.