Export price index
Statistical activity code: 20403
Export price index
Estonian Classification of Economic Activities (EMTAK 2008) based on NACE Rev. 2
Combined Nomenclature (CN)
All exporters of goods
Export price index – an index that expresses the change in the prices of exported goods.
Enterprises which have exported goods from Estonia to foreign countries
List of exporters from foreign trade statistics
Estonia as a whole
The base period for the index is December 1993 = 100.
DIRECTLY APPLICABLE LEGAL ACTS
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)
OTHER LEGAL ACTS
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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The news release “Producer price index of industrial output, export and import price index” once a month. The news release can be viewed on the website of Statistics Estonia in the section Uudiskiri (in Estonian).
Data are published in the statistical database at https://andmed.stat.ee/en/stat under the subject area “Economy / Prices” in the following tables:
IA045: Export and import price index by economic activity (EMTAK 2008), 2010 = 100 (months)
IA05: Export price index, change over previous year
IA06: Export price index, December 1993 = 100 (months)
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Data serve as input for statistical activities 21401 “National accounts (annual)”, 21405 “National accounts (quarterly)”, 21406 “Regional GDP”, 21408 “Supply and use tables”, 22303 “Foreign trade” and 20408 “Producer price index of industrial output”.
Handbook on Industrial Producer Price Indices (PPI), Eurostat (2012)
Export and Import Price Index Manual. Theory and Practice, International Monetary Fund (2009)
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Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
Ministry of Finance
Eesti Pank (central bank of Estonia)
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Calculated according to methodological handbooks
The export price index (ExPI) covers entire country and are comparable with other European Union countries.
The export price indices (ExPI) are comparable across time. The indices can be chain-linked to make comparisons over time.
There are no direct benchmark figures to check cross domain coherence.
The internal consistency of the data is ensured by the use of a common methodology for data collection and data aggregation. The sub-indices are coherent with the total index.
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 three months from the end of the reference period.
Total population is 16,000 objects. The sample includes 500 objects.
An expert choice is made based on the share of goods in exports.
DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES
Data from statistical activities 22303 “Foreign trade” and 20408 “Producer price index of industrial output” are used.
Data are collected and the submission of questionnaires is monitored through eSTAT (the web channel for electronic data submission). The questionnaires have been designed for independent completion in eSTAT and include instructions and controls. The questionnaires and information about data submission are available on the website of Statistics Estonia in the section Questionnaires.
Data are collected with the monthly official statistics questionnaire “Export price”.
The input data are checked and, if necessary, corrected according to specified rules. The compliance of estimated statistics with the quality requirements is checked as well: comparisons are made with previous periods, internal coherence, the coverage of the total population and the response rate are checked.
On the bases of collected data Laspeyres-type price indices are calculated. Microdata are aggregated on the required level.
The export price index is calculated since 1994. In the current year (t) the base prices in calculating the index are the prices of the last year December. The price data are collected directly from main exporters. The weight structure of the export price index is based on the value of exports of the year t-2.
The annual index has been calculated as the average of twelve months.