In May, trade increased
According to Statistics Estonia, in May 2019, compared to May 2018, the exports of goods increased by 8% and imports by 3%. The growth in exports of Estonian goods was significantly influenced by increased sales of prefabricated wood buildings.
In May, the number of tourists in accommodation establishments increased
According to Statistics Estonia, in May 2019, a total of 322,000 tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, which is 6% more than in May 2018. There were more domestic and foreign tourists.
In June, the change in the consumer price index was affected the most by food and transport
According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the consumer price index in June 2019 was 0.2% compared to May 2019 and 2.4% compared to June of the previous year.
In May, the volume of industrial production was slightly greater than a year ago
According to Statistics Estonia, in May 2019, the production of industrial enterprises increased by 1% compared to May 2018. Production increased in manufacturing, but decreased in energy and mining.
In May, the turnover growth of retail trade enterprises decelerated
According to Statistics Estonia, in May 2019, turnover of retail trade enterprises amounted to 646 million euros. Compared to May of the previous year, turnover increased 2% at constant prices. In April, the turnover had increased 8% compared to the same month of the previous year, while in May the increase decelerated.
Young statistician’s grant awarded to Papuna Gogoladze
This year, the Albert Pullerits young statistician’s grant was awarded to Papuna Gogoladze for the master’s thesis defended at the School of Economics and Business Administration of the University of Tartu. The aim of the grant is to motivate young people to apply and develop statistical methods.
The Dwelling Price Index continued to increase in the beginning of the year
According to Statistics Estonia, in the 1st quarter of 2019, the Dwelling Price Index changed by 5.9% compared to the 1st quarter of the previous year. In yearly comparison, the Dwelling Price Index has shown an upward trend for the past nine years. Compared to the 4th quarter of 2018, the Dwelling Price Index changed by 1.7%.
Producer price index decreased in May
In May 2019, the change in the producer price index of industrial output was -0.4% compared to April 2019 and 1.1% compared to May 2018.
Population projection shows population decrease is slowing down
According to Statistics Estonia’s population projection, in 2080, there will be approximately 1.2 million people in Estonia. Over the next 60 years, the population of Estonia will decrease by 11%, in the next 25 years, by 35,800 persons, and by 2080, by 145,200 persons.
The quantity of sold pesticides decreased by one-tenth last year
According to Statistics Estonia, 643 tonnes of pesticides by active substance were placed on the market in Estonia in 2018, which is 10% less than the year before.