In the 3rd quarter, the number of job vacancies remained around 11,400

news release no 130

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2018, there were approximately 11,400 job vacancies in the enterprises, institutions and organisations of Estonia. Compared to the 2nd quarter of 2018, the number of job vacancies remained at the same level. However, compared to the 3rd quarter of 2017, the number of job vacancies decreased by 10%. The number of job vacancies has exceeded 10,000 since the 1st quarter of 2017.

The rate of job vacancies by economic activity, 3rd quarter, 2017–2018

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The annual change in the consumer price index in November was affected most by electricity, gas and other fuels

news release no 129

According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the consumer price index in November 2018 was -0.5% compared to October 2018 and 3.4% compared to November of the previous year.

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In October, more tourists stayed in accommodation establishments than a year ago

news release no 128

According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2018, domestic and foreign tourists who stayed in accommodation establishments numbered 274,000, which is 1% more than in October 2017. Compared to October of the previous year, the number of domestic tourists increased and the number of foreign tourists decreased.

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The quantity of pesticides sold decreased by one-sixth last year

news release no 127

According to Statistics Estonia, 706 tonnes of pesticides (by active substance) were placed on the market in 2017 in Estonia, which is 15% less than the year before.

Sales of pesticides, 2012–2017

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Household Budget Survey starts in December

news release no 126

On Sunday, 9 December, Statistics Estonia launches the Household Budget Survey, to collect data from households on their daily expenditure and consumption. The survey runs until the end of 2019.

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Expenditure on research and development increased last year

news release no 125

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2017, the expenditure on research and development (R&D) in Estonia amounted to 304.3 million euros, which is 13% more than in 2016.

Research and development expenditure in the business sector, 2009–2017

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

news release no 124

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

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

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Economic growth accelerated in the 3rd quarter

news release no 123
The news release was corrected on 30.11.2018. Please consider the figure marked in red as correct.

According to Statistics Estonia, the gross domestic product (GDP) of Estonia grew by 4.2% in the third quarter of 2018 compared to the same period of the previous year.

Contribution to GDP growth, 3rd quarter 2018

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In October, turnover growth of retail trade enterprises continued

news release no 122

According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2018, the turnover of retail trade enterprises was 613.9 million euros. Turnover increased 3% at constant prices compared to October of the previous year.

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

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Indicators of Sustainable Development


How has Estonia developed in the light of the United Nations global sustainable development goals? The publication includes 87 visualised and analysed indicators. Links are drawn to the Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development and to several national development and action plans. The publication was prepared in cooperation with the Strategy Unit of the Government Office and field experts. While the focus is mainly on sustainable development, the publication provides a wide range of information for people interested in the developments of Estonia.

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Säästva arengu näitajad


Milline paistab Eesti areng ÜRO üleilmsete säästva arengu eesmärkide taustal? Kogumik esitab 87 analüüsitud ja illustreeritud näitajat. Seosed on loodud Eesti säästva arengu strateegia ning mitme arengu- ja tegevuskavaga. Kogumik valmis koostöös Riigikantselei strateegiabüroo ja valdkonna ekspertidega. Kuigi põhitähelepanu on suunatud säästvale arengule, pakub väljaanne silmaringi avardavat lugemist kõigile, keda huvitab Eesti areng.

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