Estonia’s representatives at the European Statistics Competition will be determined in a public choice competition
As of today, 1 July, a public choice competition is open, determining who will represent Estonia in the younger age group at the European Statistics Competition. The competition was interrupted during the emergency situation but is now continued.
Industrial production fell for the second month
According to Statistics Estonia, in May 2020, the production of industrial enterprises decreased by 18% compared to May 2019. Production decreased in all three industrial activities: manufacturing, energy production and mining.
In May, customers returned to shopping centres
According to Statistics Estonia, in May 2020, the turnover of retail trade enterprises was 625 million euros. Compared to May 2019, turnover decreased by 1% at constant prices.
More and more men receiving parental benefit
According to Statistics Estonia, 27,989 women and 3,920 men received parental benefit in Estonia in 2019. The average monthly parental benefit paid to men was a third higher than that paid to women.
Nine-month fall in producer price index stopped
According to Statistics Estonia, in May, the producer price index of industrial output increased by 0.1% compared to April 2020 and decreased by 3.9% compared to May 2019.
Change in Dwelling Price Index most significant in five years
According to Statistics Estonia, in the 1st quarter of 2020, the Dwelling Price Index increased by 11.5% compared to the 1st quarter of 2019. The last time that the change in the index was more significant was in the 3rd quarter of 2014, when it was 13.2%.
The quantity of sold pesticides increased by 17%
According to Statistics Estonia, 752 tonnes of pesticides by active substance were placed on the market in Estonia in 2019. The majority were herbicides.
Biggest decrease in foreign trade in 11 years
According to Statistics Estonia, in April 2020, compared to April 2019, the exports of goods decreased by 17% and imports by 22%. The greater decrease in imports offset the balance of trade.
The number of job vacancies fell by a quarter in a year
According to Statistics Estonia, in the first quarter of 2020, there were 8,613 job vacancies in the enterprises, institutions and organisations of Estonia. Compared to the first quarter of 2019, the number decreased by 25%.
In May, cheaper motor fuel had the biggest impact on the consumer price index
According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the consumer price index in May 2020 was -0.7% compared to April 2020 and -1.7% compared to May 2019. Compared to May of the previous year, goods were 1.5% and services 2.0% cheaper.
In April, the number of accommodated tourists dropped by 95%
According to Statistics Estonia, 13,000 tourists stayed in Estonian accommodation establishments in April. Their total number of nights spent was 43,000. The number of tourists decreased by 95% year on year.