Producer price index continued to rise in July
In July 2019, the change in the producer price index of industrial output was 0.1% compared to June 2019 and -0.2% compared to July 2018.
Kaie Koskaru-Nelk named the new Deputy Director General of Statistics Estonia
In September, Kaie Koskaru-Nelk, former Deputy Secretary General of Fiscal Policy of the Ministry of Finance, will assume office as Deputy Director General of Statistics Estonia. Koskaru-Nelk, who has worked in management positions in the public sector for over 20 years, will be responsible for strategic management of statistical analysis departments and international cooperation.
Employment of 50–74 year olds the highest in 10 years
According to Statistics Estonia, the employment of 50–74 year olds keeps growing. The number of employed people of that age group is the highest in 10 years.
In June, trade decreased year-on-year
According to Statistics Estonia, in June 2019, compared to June 2018, the exports and imports of goods decreased by 8%. Trade in mineral products decreased the most. In the first half-year, compared to the same period of the previous year, the exports of goods increased by 5% and imports by 2%.
In July, food and clothing had the greatest impact on the change in the consumer price index
According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the consumer price index in July 2019 was -0.1% compared to June 2019 and 2.1% compared to July of the previous year.
In June, the number of tourists in accommodation establishments increased
According to Statistics Estonia, in June 2019, a total of 407,000 tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, which is 9% more than in June 2018. The number of both domestic and foreign tourists increased.
In June, industrial production was slightly smaller than a year ago
According to Statistics Estonia, in June 2019, the production of industrial enterprises decreased by 4% compared to June 2018. Production increased in manufacturing, but decreased in energy as well as in mining.
In June, the turnover growth of retail trade enterprises continued
According to Statistics Estonia, in June 2019, compared to June of the previous year, the turnover of retail trade enterprises increased 3% at constant prices and was 635 million euros.
Producer price index increased in June
In June 2019, the change in the producer price index of industrial output was 0.1% compared to May 2019 and 0.5% compared to June 2018.
Moderate rise in the construction price index continued in the second quarter
According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the construction price index in the 2nd quarter of 2019 was 0.3% compared to the 1st quarter of 2019, and 2.0% compared to the 2nd quarter of 2018.