Economy

Smallest change in consumer price index in three and a half years

news release no 44

According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the consumer price index in March was –0.7% compared to February and 0.9% compared to March of the previous year. The last time that the year-on-year change of the consumer price index was below 0.9% was in October 2016, when it was 0.6%.

Smallest change in consumer price index in three and a half years

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In February, accommodation establishments still served more tourists than last year

news release no 43

According to Statistics Estonia, 232,000 tourists stayed in Estonian accommodation establishments in February. Their total number of nights spent was 415,000. 52% of the tourists were foreign tourists and 48% were domestic tourists.

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In February, the turnover growth of retail trade enterprises accelerated

news release no 41

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.

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General government deficit decreased

news release no 38

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.

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Passenger and goods transport through ports increased last year

news release no 36

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%.

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Dwelling price indices continued to rise last year

news release no 35

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%.

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Producer price index affected most by electricity price decrease

news release no 34

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.

Producer price index affected most by electricity price decrease

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The number of job vacancies remains over 10,000

news release no 31

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 4th quarter of 2019, there were 10,376 job vacancies in the enterprises, institutions and organisations of Estonia.

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In January, imports declined more than exports

news release no 29

According to Statistics Estonia, in January 2020, compared to January 2019, the exports of goods decreased by 1% and imports by 9%. While overall exports declined, there was an increase in the exports of agricultural products and food preparations, and in particular, cereals.

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Production decreased in most branches of industry

news release no 28

According to Statistics Estonia, in January 2020, the production of industrial enterprises decreased by 11% compared to January 2019. Production decreased in manufacturing as well as in energy and mining.

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