Construction volume indices
Statistical activity code: 20103
Construction volume indices compared to the fixed base period; change of construction volume indices on the same period of the previous year and previous period by type of construction
Estonian Classifcation of Economic Activities (EMTAK 2008) based on NACE Rev. 2
Construction volume index – characterises the change in the production value in construction in constant prices. The construction price index is used for calculating the production values in constant prices.
Construction production – the cost of purchased subcontract work has been deducted from the construction activity, plus/minus changes in the work-in-progress.
Enterprises whose main activity is construction
List of active construction enterprises. The list is generated from the Business Register for Statistical Purposes.
Estonia as a whole
The base year for the indices is 2015 = 100.
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Regulation (EU) No 549/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2013 on the European system of national and regional accounts in the European Union (Text with EEA relevance)
Regulation (EC) No 2019/2152 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 November 2019 on European business statistics, repealing 10 legal acts in the field of business statistics (Text with EEA relevance)
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Data are published in the statistical database at https://andmed.stat.ee/en/stat under the subject area “Economy / Construction / Construction volume indices” in the following tables:
EH0014: Construction volume index, 2015 = 100 (quarters)
EH0015: Construction volume index, previous period = 100 (quarters)
EH0016: Construction volume index, corresponding period of previous year = 100 (quarters)
EH0017: Construction volume index by type of construction (quarters)
and under the subject area “Economy / Construction / Construction activities” in the following table:
EH0012: Construction activities at current prices (quarters)
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Data serve as input for statistical activity 21405 “National accounts (quarterly)”.
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In compliance with the rules (regulations)
The construction volume index is comparable with the same indices of other European Union (EU) Member States. Definitions and classifications are applied in accordance with the requirements of EU regulations.
The time series of construction price indices based on the common methodology start with the year 1998, separate time series for buildings and civil engineering works start with the year 2001. In the case of important changes (change of the base year, new classification versions), the whole time series is recalculated.
For calculating the construction price index, the sources of input data are statistical activities 20007 “Financial statistics of enterprises (quarterly)” and 20401 “Construction price index”, which in turn serves as a basis for statistical activity 21405 “National accounts (quarterly)” and is comparable to construction volumes from statistical activity 20300 “Financial statistics of enterprises (annual)”, calculated based on the annual statistics of construction enterprises.
The internal consistency of the data is ensured by the use of a common methodology for data collection and data aggregation.
The data revision policy and notification of corrections are described in the section Principles of dissemination of official statistics of the website of Statistics Estonia.
The published data may be revised if the methodology is modified, errors are discovered, new or better data become available within two years from the end of the reference period.
Regular revisions are carried out in February based on the final data of annual statistics and the data of the statistical activity 20300 “Financial Statistics of Enterprises (annual)”.
DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES
Data from statistical activities 20101 “Financial statistics of enterprises (quarterly)”, 20300 “Financial statistics of enterprises (annual)” and 20401 “Construction Price Index” are used.
The data are compared with the data of previous periods.
The total constructon volume index as well as indices for building construction and civil engineering is based on the deflated value of construction production.
The value of construction production = turnover from construction activity (of which breakdown between building construction and civil engineering) + construction for own use +/- changes in the stock of work in progress - value of work done by subcontractors.
The production value of the reference quarter is compared to the production value to the same period of the previous year and the year-on-year percentage change is calculated. The indices at current prices are deflated with construction price index to obtain the production volume index. Then indices are recalculated to the base 2015 = 100.
Time series are seasonally and working day adjusted and trend-cycle is estimated.