Statistical activity code: 22201
Production indices by economic activity compared to a base period (previous period, corresponding period of previous year, fixed base period): volume indices of industrial production (seasonally and working-day adjusted and not adjusted), value indices of industrial sales, value indices of industrial export sales (total, euro area, non-euro area), value indices of industrial domestic sales.
Monthly data: all the above-mentioned indices by economic activity with 2015 as the reference year, changes in all indices by economic activity compared to the previous period and the corresponding period of the previous year
Estonian Classification of Economic Activities (EMTAK 2008) based on NACE Rev. 2
List of Products of the European Community (PRODCOM List)
Industrial enterprises, industrial kind-of-activity units (KAU)
The seasonally adjusted volume index of industrial production – an index that expresses the change in the volume of industrial production, which has not been influenced by seasonally recurring factors. It is calculated only in comparison with the previous period (month or quarter).
The unadjusted volume index of industrial production – an index that expresses the change in the value of industrial production at constant prices compared to the base period. The producer price index is used for calculating the production values at constant prices.
The value index of industrial sales – an index that expresses the change in the value of sold industrial production at current prices compared to the base period.
The working-day adjusted volume index of industrial production – the change in the volume of industrial production taking into account the number of working days in a month. It is calculated only in comparison with the corresponding period of the previous year.
Kind-of-activity unit (KAU)
List of active enterprises whose main activity is industry (enterprises with 20 or more persons employed; enterprises with fewer than 20 persons employed which have a large turnover). The list is generated from the Business Register for Statistical Purposes.
Estonia as a whole
The base year for the indices is 2015 = 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)
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)
OTHER LEGAL ACTS
United Nations (UN)
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 “Production of industrial output and energy” 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 / Industry / Production indices / Short term statistics” in the following tables:
TO0053: Volume index of industrial production by economic activity (monthly)
TO0083: Value index of industrial turnove by economic activity (monthly)
and under the subject area “Economy / Industry / Industrial products / Short term statistics” in the following tables:
TO030: Production of industrial products (months)
TO043: Manufacturing production by economic activity (monthly)
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 21405 “National accounts (quarterly)”.
Methodology of short-term business statistics. Interpretation and guidelines, Eurostat (2006)
The quality report sent to Eurostat is available at http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/short-term-business-statistics/methodology.
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 Rural Affairs
Ministry of the Environment
Ministry of Finance
Eesti Pank (central bank of Estonia)
Estonian Institute of Economic Research
Federation of Estonian Engineering Industry
Estonian Forest and Wood Industries Association
Association of Construction Material Producers of Estonia
Estonian Food Industry Association
Estonian Furniture Industry Association
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 the volume and deadlines set in 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 and of the Council of 6 July 2005 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 concerning short-term statistics
Monthly data, quarterly data and preliminary yearly data are published 30 days after the end of the reference month, reference quarter and reference year, respectively; final annual data are published 485 days after the end of the reference year (T + 485).
The data have been published at the time announced in the release calendar.
The data are comparable with the data of other European Union countries because common methodology, concepts and definitions on short-term statistics are used.
Time series based on the common methodology start from 2000.
In 2008, a new version of the Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community (NACE Rev. 2) was adopted in the European Union. It is the basis for Estonian Classification of Economic Activities 2008 (EMTAK 2008)).
Data are connected with short-term business statistics (STS) statistical activity 20007 “Financial statistics of enterprises (quarterly)” and annual statistics (SBS, Structural business statistics) statistical activity 20300 “Financial statistics of enterprises (annual)” (final annual data of sales and stock of industrial production). The indices are calculated based on the common methodology according to the European Union STS regulation.
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 final annual statistics and the data of the statistical activity 20300 “Financial statistics of enterprises (annual)”.
The population is 1,200 objects. Census is used.
Enterprises whose main activity is industry: enterprises with 20 or more persons employed and enterprises with less than 20 persons employed, whose annual sales exceed 2 million euros. The data were not expanded to the population of enterprises. The industrial production output of these enterprises accounted for 90% of the total industrial output in monetary terms.
DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES
Data from statistical activities 20205 “Energy consumption and production (monthly)” (electricity and heat production and sales), 20300 “Financial statistics of enterprises (annual)” (final annual data on industrial sales and inventory stocks), 20408 “Producer price index of industrial output” (producer price indices) and 22303 “Foreign trade” (export and import of electricity) 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 official statistics monthly questionnaire “Industry”.
Arithmetic and qualitative controls are used in the validation process, including comparison with other data. Before data dissemination, several checks on the internal coherence of the data are carried out.
In the case of missing or unreliable data, estimate imputation based on established regulations will be used.
Variables and statistical units which were not collected but which are necessary for producing the output are calculated. New variables are calculated by applying arithmetic conversion to already existing variables. This may be done repeatedly, the derived variable may, in turn, be based on previously derived new variables.
Microdata are aggregated to the level necessary for analysis. This includes aggregating the data according to the classification, and calculating various statistical measures.
The collected data are converted into statistical output. This includes calculating additional indicators.
Time series are seasonally and working day adjusted.