Economy

Passenger traffic on domestic ship routes increased last year

news release no 34

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2018, compared to 2017, the number of passengers on the main scheduled domestic ship lines increased by 3%, but the number of international traffic passengers served by Estonian ports decreased by 1%. The freight volume of ports in tonnes increased by around 3%.

Transport of passengers through seaports, 2008–2018

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The producer price index decreased in February

news release no 33

According to Statistics Estonia, in February 2019, the change in the producer price index of industrial output was –0.5% compared to January 2019 and 0.6% compared to February 2018.

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In January, exports growth continued

news release no 31

According to Statistics Estonia, in January 2019, compared to January 2018, the exports of goods increased by 12% and imports by 2%. The growth in exports was broad‑based, the increase occurred in most commodity sections.

Estonia\'s foreign trade by month, 2017–2019

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The number of job vacancies remains over 10,000

news release no 30

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 4th quarter of 2018, there were approximately 10,500 job vacancies in the enterprises, institutions and organisations of Estonia. The number of job vacancies has exceeded 10,000 since the 1st quarter of 2017.

The rate of job vacancies by economic activity, 4th quarter, 2017–2018

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Passengers transported as much as last year, the carriage of goods increased

news release no 29

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2018, Estonian transport enterprises served as many passengers as in 2017, whereas freight volume in tonnes increased by 2%.

Change in number of passengers, 2008‒2018 (2010=100%)

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Consumer Price Index in February

news release no 28

According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the consumer price index in February 2019 was 0.2% compared to January 2019 and 2.0% compared to February of the previous year.

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In January, the number of tourists in accommodation establishments increased

news release no 27

According to Statistics Estonia, in January 2019, domestic and foreign tourists who stayed in accommodation establishments numbered 208,000, which is 1% more than in January 2018. Compared to January 2018, the number of domestic tourists increased and the number of foreign tourists decreased.

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

news release no 26

According to Statistics Estonia, in January 2019, the production of industrial enterprises increased by 5% compared to January 2018. Production increased in manufacturing and energy, but decreased in mining.

Volume index of production in manufacturing and its trend, January 2009 – January 2019 (2015 = 100)

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In January, the turnover of retail trade enterprises increased

news release no 25

According to Statistics Estonia, in January 2019, compared to January 2018, the turnover of retail trade enterprises increased 6% at constant prices.

Turnover volume index of retail trade enterprises and its trend, January 2009 – January 2019 (2015=100)

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In 2018, the average monthly gross wages and salaries were 1,310 euros

news release no 24

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2018, the average monthly gross wages and salaries of enterprises, institutions and organisations were 1,310 euros, having increased by 7.3% compared to 2017. The average monthly gross wages and salaries increased in all economic activities, being the highest in the 2nd and 4th quarters.

Average monthly gross wages and salaries per employee by economic activity, 2017–2018

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