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Calculating the net growth value of standing forest

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Annika Laarmaa

The European Union budget is financed from own resources based on the gross national income (GNI). The task of Eurostat is to monitor that the Member States’ contributions to the EU budget are correctly calculated on the basis of the GNI.

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In what kind of families are children born?

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 4/18. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 9)
Kadri Raid, Alis Tammur

This article gives an overview of the results of the data mininga project “In what kind of families are children born?” commissioned by the Ministry of Finance.

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How does wealth affect consumption?

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 4/18. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 9)
Märt Leesment

Quite often, money is used as the measure of wealth. Consumer demand has a direct impact on supply, i.e. the activity of entrepreneurs. Thus, it is good to understand the correlation between consumption and economic development, whether and how wealth affects the consumption of goods and services and how the consumption pattern is related to both the economic development of countries as well as the wealth of their households.

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What is the economic growth engine of Estonia?

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 4/18. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 5)
Jaan Õmblus

Entrepreneurial activity plays a significant role in economic development ‒ it is often a major driver of economic growth. Entrepreneurial activity facilitates the creation of new jobs and innovation and therefore it is important to study and identify the factors that generate and keep up entrepreneurial activity.

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Family formation ‒ from traditional model to multiplicity of choices

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 3/18. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 4)
Kadri Raid

In the last decades, many family researchers have been fascinated by the changes that have taken place in families. Earlier, a rather similar model was followed to build a family: people got married, had children and stayed married.

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Retail sale of foodstuffs from consumer’s and trader’s perspective

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 3/18. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 9)
Märt Leesment

In this article, a brief overview of the retail sale of foodstuffs is given. The topic is approached from two perspectives: demand and supply. Retail sale of foodstuffs brings together two parties – the trader and the consumer, and it is difficult to consider one more important than the other.

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About tourism statistics: first-time and repeat visitors to Estonia

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 3/18. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 25)
Jaanika Ait, Mari-Liis Perend

Foreign visitors to Estonia include almost four times more repeat visitors than first-time visitors. Most repeat visitors (91%) come to Estonia from nearby countries. Compared to first-time visitors, they make more shopping and transit trips, visit friends and relatives, but come less for holiday.

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About foreign trade statistics of Estonian areas in 2017

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 3/18. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 38)
Evelin Puura, Mirgit Silla

The article provides a short overview of the exports and imports of goods and services in counties in 2017 and shows the number of enterprises with such transactions.

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The use of mobile internet has increased

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 2/18. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 51)
Tiina Pärson, Jaanika Ait

The use of mobile internet has increased year by year – compared to 2014 when slightly over a half of households with internet connection used mobile internet, by 2017, this share had risen to 82%. The internet is also widely used by enterprises ‒ in 2017, 96% of enterprises with at least 10 employees used computers every day and as much as 95% also used the internet.

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The number of registered vehicles continues to increase

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 2/18. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 48)
Meila Kivisild

In 2017, the number of vehicles in the traffic register of the Estonian Road Administration continued to increase. The number of passengers and freight volume increased in maritime, rail and air transport but decreased in road transport.

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