Import price index
Statistical activity code: 20404
Import price index
Estonian Classification of Economic Activities (EMTAK 2008) based on NACE Rev. 2
Combined Nomenclature (CN)
All importers of goods
Import price index – an index that expresses the change in the prices of imported goods.
Enterprises which have imported goods from foreign countries to Estonia
List of importers from foreign trade statistics
Estonia as a whole
The base period for the index is December 1997 = 100.
DIRECTLY APPLICABLE LEGAL ACTS
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1197 of 30 July 2020 laying down technical specifications and arrangements pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2019/2152 of the European Parliament and of the Council on European business statistics repealing 10 legal acts in the field of business statistics (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)
Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 of 19 May 1998 concerning short-term statistics
Regulation (EC) No 1158/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 2005 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 concerning short-term statistics
Regulation (EU) 2015/458 of 19 March 2015 amending Regulation (EC) No 657/2007 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 concerning short-term statistics as regards the establishment of European sample schemes
Regulation (EU) No 461/2012 of 31 May 2012 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 concerning short-term statistics and Commission Regulations (EC) No 1503/2006, (EC) No 657/2007 and (EC) No 1178/2008 as regards adaptations related to the removal of the industrial new orders variables
Regulation (EC) No 329/2009 of 22 April 2009 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 concerning short-term statistics as regards the updating of the list of variables, the frequency of compilation of the statistics and the levels of breakdown and aggregation to be applied to the variables
Commission Regulation (EC) No 1178/2008 of 28 November 2008 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 concerning short-term statistics and Commission Regulations (EC) No 1503/2006 and (EC) No 657/2007 as regards adaptations following the revision of statistical classifications NACE and CPA
Commission Regulation (EC) No 472/2008 of 29 May 2008 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 concerning short-term statistics as regards the first base year to be applied for time series in NACE Revision 2 and, for time series prior to 2009 to be transmitted according to NACE Revision 2, the level of detail, the form, the first reference period, and the reference period
Commission Regulation (EC) No 657/2007 of 14 June 2007 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 concerning short-term statistics as regards the establishment of European sample schemes
Commission Regulation (EC) No 1503/2006 of 28 September 2006 implementing and amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 concerning short-term statistics as regards definitions of variables, list of variables and frequency of data compilation
Regulation (EC) No 596/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 June 2009 adapting a number of instruments subject to the procedure referred to in Article 251 of the Treaty to Council Decision 1999/468/EC with regard to the regulatory procedure with scrutiny
Regulation (EC) No 1893/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 2006 establishing the statistical classification of economic activities NACE Revision 2 and amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 3037/90 as well as certain EC Regulations on specific statistical domains
OTHER LEGAL ACTS
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
The dissemination of data collected for the purpose of producing official statistics is guided by the requirements provided for in § 32, § 34, § 35, § 38 of the Official Statistics Act.
The treatment of confidential data is regulated by the Procedure for Protection of Data Collected and Processed by Statistics Estonia (in Estonian). See more details on the website of Statistics Estonia in the section Õigusaktid.
Notifications about the dissemination of statistics are published in the release calendar, which is available on the website. Every year on 1 October, the release times of the statistical database, news releases, main indicators by IMF SDDS and publications for the following year are announced in the release calendar (in the case of publications – the release month).
All users have been granted equal access to official statistics: dissemination dates of official statistics are announced in advance and no user category (incl. Eurostat, state authorities and mass media) is provided access to official statistics before other users. Official statistics are first published in the statistical database. If there is also a news release, it is published simultaneously with data in the statistical database. Official statistics are available on the website at 8:00 a.m. on the date announced in the release calendar.
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)
IA07: Import price index, change over previous year
IA08: Import price index, December 1997 = 100 (months)
The dissemination of data collected for the purpose of producing official statistics is guided by the requirements provided for in § 33, § 34, § 35, § 36, § 38 of the Access to microdata and anonymisation of microdata are regulated by Statistics Estonia’s procedure for dissemination of confidential data for scientific purposes.
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 20405 “Agricultural input price index”.
Handbook on Industrial Producer Price Indices (PPI), Eurostat (2012)
Methodology of short-term business statistics. Interpretation and guidelines, Eurostat (2006)
Export and Import Price Index Manual. Theory and Practice, International Monetary Fund (2009)
The reports from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament concerning Short-Term Statistics, PEEI in focus
To assure the quality of processes and products, Statistics Estonia applies the EFQM Excellence Model, the European Statistics Code of Practice and the Quality Assurance Framework of the European Statistical System (ESS QAF). Statistics Estonia is also guided by the requirements in § 7. “Principles and quality criteria of producing official statistics” of the Official Statistics Act.
Statistics Estonia performs all statistical activities according to an international model (Generic Statistical Business Process Model – GSBPM). According to the GSBPM, the final phase of statistical activities is overall evaluation using information gathered in each phase or sub-process; this information can take many forms, including feedback from users, process metadata, system metrics and suggestions from employees. This information is used to prepare the evaluation report which outlines all the quality problems related to the specific statistical activity and serves as input for improvement actions.
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
Ministry of Finance
Eesti Pank (central bank of Estonia)
Since 1996, Statistics Estonia has conducted reputation and user satisfaction surveys. All results are available on the website of Statistics Estonia in the section User surveys.
In compliance with with the volume and deadlines of the European Union requirements: Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 of 19 May 1998 concerning short-term statistics; Regulation (EC) No 1158/2005 of the European Parliament oand of the Council of 6 July 2005 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 concerning short-term statistics
The import price index (ImPI) covers entire country and are comparable with other European Union countries.
The import price indices (ImPI) 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 26,000 objects. The sample includes 510 objects.
An expert choice is made based on the share of goods in imports.
DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES
Data from statistical activity 22303 “Foreign trade” 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 “Import 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 import price index is calculated since 1998. 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 importers. The weight structure of the import price index is based on the value of imports of the year t-2.
The annual index has been calculated as the average of twelve months.