Statistical activity code: 21406
Gross domestic product (GDP) by county and region at current prices, region’s share in the GDP, GDP per capita, GDP per capita as percentage of Estonian average
GDP by county and economic sector, by region and economic activity at current prices, region’s share in value added, share of economic activity in region’s value added
GDP by chain-linked method by region, change compared to previous period, contribution to national GDP growth
Estonian Classification of Economic Activities (EMTAK 2008) based on NACE Rev. 2
Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS)
Counties, regions, economic activities
The regional gross domestic product (RGDP) is an aggregate for measuring the final outcome of the production activity of resident economic units in the region or county.
Gross national economy
Group of economic activities
Estonia as a whole
Regional units (Northern Estonia – Harju county; Central Estonia - Järva, Lääne-Viru and Rapla county; Northeastern Estonia – Ida-Viru county; Western Estonia – Hiiu, Lääne, Pärnu and Saare county; Southern Estonia – Jõgeva, Põlva, Tartu, Valga, Viljandi and Võru county) – data by six economic activity groups, chained value and its growth
Counties – data for three economic sectors
In the case of chain-linking method, the year preceding the accounting period (t – 1) is used as the base period.
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)
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 724/2014 of 26 June 2014 on the interchange standard for the transmission of data required under Regulation (EU) No 549/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European system of national and regional accounts in the European Union (Text with EEA relevance)
Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1287/2003 of 15 July 2003 on the harmonisation of gross national income at market prices (GNI Regulation)
Commission Regulation (EC) No 109/2005 of 24 January 2005 on the definition of the economic territory of Member States for the purposes of Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1287/2003 on the harmonisation of gross national income at market prices
Commission Regulation (EC) No 1722/2005 of 20 October 2005 on the principles for estimating dwelling services for the purpose of Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1287/2003 on the harmonisation of gross national income at market prices
COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2015/1342 of 22 April 2015 amending the methodology for the classification of products by activity given in Annex A to Regulation (EU) No 549/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council
REGULATION (EC) No 1365/2006 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 6 September 2006 on statistics of goods transport by inland waterways and repealing Council Directive 80/1119/EEC
COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2016/2304 of 19 December 2016 on the modalities, structure, periodicity and assessment indicators of the quality reports on data transmitted pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 549/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council
OTHER LEGAL ACTS
COMMISSION DECISION of 22 February 1994 on measures to be taken for the implementation of Council Directive 89/130/EEC, Euratom on the harmonization of the compilation of gross national product at market prices (94/168/EC, Euratom)
COMMISSION DECISION of 24 July 1998 on the treatment for national accounts purposes of VAT fraud (the discrepancies between theoretical VAT receipts and actual VAT receipts) (notified under document number C(1998) 2202)
Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat)
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Data are published under the subject area „Economy / National accounts“ in the statistical database at https://andmed.stat.ee/en/stat.
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 Official Statistics Act. 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 activity 50101 “Regional development“.
European System of Accounts 2010 (ESA 2010)
System of National Accounts 2008 (2008 SNA). European Commission, International Monetary Fund, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, United Nations, World Bank (2009, New York)
According to Commission implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/2304, the quality report on data transmitted pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 549/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council
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Ministry of Finance
Association of Municipalities of Estonia
Economic activity analysis of counties and regional units; development plans and policy formulation; preparation of economic studies, research and analysis; dissemination of statistical information
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.
The calculation of the regional gross domestic product (RGDP) is in compliance with the requirements of the European System of Accounts 2010 (ESA 2010) methodology.
The accuracy of the national accounts depends on the quality of the input data from statistical activities. The accuracy of input data from statistical activities is checked.
Eurostat and the national statistical institutes try to reduce non-sampling errors by continuous methodological and survey process improvements.
The geographical comparability of national accounts in Member States of the European Union is ensured by the application of common definitions of the European System of Accounts (ESA 2010). Worldwide geographical comparison is also possible as most non-European countries apply the System of National Accounts (SNA 2008) guidelines, and SNA 2008 is consistent with ESA 2010.
The regional breakdown follows the NUTS (Nomenclature of territorial units for statistics) classification.
The data of the whole time series of regional gross domestic product (RGDP) are comparable since 1995.
Within the system of national accounts there is full consistency between the domains: regional national accounts, annual and quarterly accounts, sector accounts, financial accounts, regional accounts, supply and use tables. However, in practice full consistency may not always be possible and temporary discrepancies might occur. They are usually the result of vintage differences.
Primary statistics like structural business statistics (SBS), short term statistics (STS) and labour force statistics (LFS) are widely used as input for national accounts. However, there is no full consistency between these statistical domains and national accounts. Main reasons are differences in concepts/definitions and in coverage (e.g. regional distribution).
Balance of payments is also used as an important source for national accounts. The definitions and coverage of balance of payments, as defined in the BPM6 manual, are fully harmonised with those in ESA 2010. Therefore, balance of payments variables are in principle fully coherent with the corresponding national accounts variables.
Within the system of national accounts there is full consistency between the domains: regional national accounts, annual and quarterly accounts, government accounts, sector accounts, financial accounts, supply and use tables. However, in practice full consistency may not always be possible and temporary discrepancies might occur. They are usually the result of vintage differences.
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 data of regional gross domestic product (RGDP) are revised according to the GDP revisions of total national accounts.
Data on the declaration of income and social tax, unemployment insurance premiums and contributions to mandatory funded pension (form TSD) are received from the Estonian Tax and Customs Board. Data on governmental accounts are received from the Ministry of Finance.
DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES
Data from statistical activities 20003 “Financial statistics of agricultural, forestry and fishing enterprises (annual)”, 20102 “Granted building permits and completed construction works”, 20300 “Financial statistics of enterprises (annual)”, 20401 “Construction price index”, 20403 “Export price index”, 20404 “Import price index”, 20407 “Consumer price index”, 20408 “Production price index of industrial output”, 20413 “Service producer price index”, 21101 “Wages and salaries”, 21300 “Financial statistics of financial service activities and activities auxiliary to financial services (annual)”, 21303 “Government finance”, 21401 “National accounts (annual)” and 21408 “Supply and use tables” are used.
Data from Tax and Customs Board are received via an FTP-server and X-Road, from Ministry of Finance by e-mail.
Arithmetic and qualitative controls are used in the validation process, including comparison with the data of previous periods and other surveys.
The collected data are converted into statistical output. This includes calculating additional variables.