The Dwelling Price Index continued to increase in the 2nd quarter
According to Statistics Estonia, in the 2nd quarter of 2017, the Dwelling Price Index changed by 0.3% compared to the 1st quarter and by 4.8% compared to the 2nd quarter of 2016.
The industrial producer price index continued to increase in August
According to Statistics Estonia, in August 2017, the producer price index of industrial output changed by 0.8% compared to July and by 4.7% compared to August 2016.
More than three-quarters of households have mobile internet connection
According to Statistics Estonia, 88% of Estonian households had internet connection at home in 2017. The share of households using mobile internet connection has reached 82%, increasing by four percentage points in a year.
In July, imports increased more than exports
According to Statistics Estonia, in July 2017, the exports of goods increased by 6% and imports by 9% compared to July 2016. Increased imports of base metals and articles of base metal and transport equipment contributed to the growth in imports.
In the 2nd quarter, the number of job vacancies was 12,000
According to Statistics Estonia, there were nearly 12,000 job vacancies in the enterprises, institutions and organisations of Estonia in the 2nd quarter of 2017. This is the highest number of job vacancies in the past nine years.
In August, the annual change of the consumer price index was affected the most by food
According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the consumer price index in August 2017 was 0.4% compared to July 2017 and 3.9% compared to August of the previous year.
In July, more tourists stayed in accommodation establishments than a year ago
According to Statistics Estonia, 498,000 domestic and foreign tourists stayed in Estonian accommodation establishments in July 2017, which is 2% more than in July 2016.
In July, the volume of industrial production was greater than a year ago
According to Statistics Estonia, in July 2017, the production of industrial enterprises increased 5% compared to July 2016. Production increased in mining and quarrying and in manufacturing but decreased in the energy sector.
Electricity production increased last year
According to Statistics Estonia, in 2016, the production of electricity totalled 12 terawatt-hours, which is 17% more than in the previous year. Electricity production from renewable sources decreased 6% compared to 2015.
Economic growth further accelerated in the 2nd quarter
According to Statistics Estonia, the gross domestic product (GDP) of Estonia increased 5.7% in the 2nd quarter of 2017 compared to the 2nd quarter of 2016.
In July, stable turnover growth of retail trade enterprises continued
According to Statistics Estonia, in July 2017, compared to July of the previous year, the turnover of retail trade enterprises increased 1% at constant prices. While in June turnover growth accelerated to 4% compared to the same month of the previous year, in July growth decelerated and sales continued to grow at one percent similarly to April and May.