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Industry

Industry is the largest sector of the economy and an important driver of economic growth. Industrial enterprises create many jobs and provide opportunities for other types of business as well.

Industry is a sector of the economy which covers

  • mining and processing natural resources;
  • energy production and manufacture of equipment, machinery and products;
  • processing of agricultural products;
  • processing of manufactured products.

Statistics Estonia collects and publishes economic indicators for three industrial activities – mining, energy production and manufacturing. The mining industry involves mining, quarrying and processing minerals. The energy industry covers the production and supply of electricity, heat and natural gas. In manufacturing, materials, substances and components are made into new finished or semi-finished products, which can be used in further production processes.

The volume and value indices of industrial production show changes in volumes and prices of industrial production over time by economic activities. The indices help to assess the situation of industry in Estonia. More than a half of Estonia’s industrial production is exported. We publish export indices of industrial production (as a total and separately for euro area and non-euro area) and indices for the sales of industrial production on the domestic market.

Statistics Estonia publishes the following data for industrial enterprises:

  • turnover;
  • costs;
  • profits;
  • assets;
  • liabilities;
  • equity;
  • investments;
  • volume of industrial production.

The most important objective of industry statistics is to describe the economic cycle of industry and measure change in the value added of production, which can be used in assessing GDP change. Analyses of industry data allow forecasting crucial changes in the economy, assessing the market situation helps to increase competitiveness of the sector and business efficiency.

Volume index of industrial production, 2015 = 100 test 120.8
APRIL 2021
Volume index of industrial production, corresponding month of previous year = 100 test 120.0
16.9%
APRIL 2021
Industrial turnover index, 2015 = 100 test 132.5
APRIL 2021
Industrial turnover index, corresponding month of previous year = 100 test 131.7
26.5%
APRIL 2021
Industrial export turnover index, 2015 = 100 test 129.9
APRIL 2021
Industrial export turnover index, corresponding month of previous year = 100 test 128.9
37.1%
APRIL 2021
Industrial production at current prices | 2013 - 2017
Share of sales to non-residents in industrial sales by economic activity | 2013 - 2017
Turnover of manufacturing, annual | 2013 – 2017
Unit: thousand euros
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
C Manufacturing 11,142,035 11,606,802 11,649,299 11,881,492 12,474,720
C10 Manufacture of food products 1,519,989 1,597,013 1,553,327 1,533,848 1,676,142
C11 Manufacture of beverages 257,731 273,155 257,236 256,311 245,952
C13 Manufacture of textiles 255,448 270,732 321,651 324,909 342,633
C14 Manufacture of wearing apparel 165,060 155,517 141,450 179,832 181,173
C15 Manufacture of leather and related products 34,778 34,448 33,060 42,672 42,517
C16 Manufacture of wood and wood products and plaits, except furniture 1,634,752 1,851,871 2,024,779 2,002,169 2,239,162
C17 Manufacture of paper and paper products 206,907 213,786 221,455 226,484 245,901
C18 Printing and reproduction of recorded media 227,384 225,442 224,885 238,860 242,579
C19 Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products 296,958 280,777 253,801 224,421 193,732
C20 Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products 604,656 561,746 489,718 452,361 475,737
C21 Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 48,134 49,746 52,000 55,259 35,326
C22 Manufacture of rubber and plastic products 346,538 353,160 345,408 382,359 416,676
C23 Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products 422,160 441,119 446,716 482,028 563,303
C24 Manufacture of basic metals 87,883 77,007 84,897 75,065 101,958
C25 Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 1,049,902 1,125,298 1,117,731 1,155,803 1,299,364
C26 Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products 1,799,831 1,821,200 1,656,264 1,679,805 1,346,304
C27 Manufacture of electrical equipment 581,762 572,109 597,911 697,374 749,421
C28 Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. 330,948 339,742 376,119 367,387 412,482
C29 Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 313,048 320,154 341,229 347,322 405,093
C30 Manufacture of other transport equipment 66,590 61,776 55,658 80,933 88,448
C31 Manufacture of furniture 436,538 454,686 526,764 550,784 563,461

Number of enterprises | 2008 – 2017
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
C Manufacturing 5,479 5,441 5,468 5,564 5,927 6,381 6,611 7,053 7,259 7,507
C10 Manufacture of food products 375 370 358 382 405 451 476 552 597 640
C11 Manufacture of beverages 33 30 31 29 34 39 48 62 86 97
C13 Manufacture of textiles 170 191 182 192 209 238 234 267 277 307
C14 Manufacture of wearing apparel 408 362 364 387 407 462 499 529 524 534
C15 Manufacture of leather and related products 65 60 53 51 63 69 70 70 82 82
C16 Manufacture of wood and wood products and plaits, except furniture 1,078 1,038 967 1,000 1,005 1,061 1,084 1,102 1,086 1,097
C17 Manufacture of paper and paper products 53 61 56 46 56 58 59 61 61 62
C18 Printing and reproduction of recorded media 272 289 316 318 340 368 361 386 378 387
C19 Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products 9 8 5 5 6 7 5 5 6 4
C20 Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products 84 72 70 67 80 92 97 111 110 126
C21 Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 14 15 12 12 12 11 12 14 15 14
C22 Manufacture of rubber and plastic products 175 179 147 144 169 202 194 213 223 210
C23 Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products 226 205 175 194 201 240 227 255 252 262
C24 Manufacture of basic metals 20 25 27 27 25 22 28 29 27 21
C25 Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 918 926 970 962 1,079 1,151 1,202 1,223 1,280 1,320
C26 Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products 112 106 106 102 101 108 116 114 116 118
C27 Manufacture of electrical equipment 78 68 82 95 101 114 120 131 130 136
C28 Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. 144 143 128 128 133 148 147 175 184 184
C29 Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 56 55 48 45 60 59 58 68 68 69
C30 Manufacture of other transport equipment 59 65 81 76 76 70 71 81 89 88
C31 Manufacture of furniture 516 555 581 568 608 610 641 704 719 735

News

Industrial production volumes up by 17%

According to Statistics Estonia, in April 2021, the total production of industrial enterprises increased by 17% year on year. Production increased by 17% in the energy sector and by 18% in manufacturing, but decreased by 1% in mining.
Read more 8. June 2021
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