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 = 100 128.5
2022 JUNE
Volume index of industrial production, corresponding month of previous year = 100 128.5
0.5%
2022 JUNE
Industrial turnover index, 2015 = 100 165.2
2022 JUNE
Industrial turnover index, corresponding month of previous year = 100 165.2
19.6%
2022 JUNE
Industrial export turnover index, 2015 = 100 164.5
2022 JUNE
Industrial export turnover index, corresponding month of previous year = 100 164.5
24.1%
2022 JUNE
Industrial production at current prices | 2016–2020
Industrial sales total and industrial sales to non-residents | 2016–2020
Turnover of manufacturing, annual | 2016 – 2020
Unit: thousand euros
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Manufacturing 11,881,492 12,474,720 13,224,413 13,786,579 13,326,795
Manufacture of food products 1,533,848 1,676,142 1,719,350 1,855,927 1,882,500
Manufacture of beverages 256,311 245,952 248,620 258,573 254,478
Manufacture of textiles 324,909 342,633 344,839 349,475 353,200
Manufacture of wearing apparel 179,832 181,173 193,075 197,057 175,621
Manufacture of leather and related products 42,672 42,517 42,945 35,532 31,642
Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials 2,002,169 2,239,162 2,442,278 2,443,599 2,548,535
Manufacture of paper and paper products 226,484 245,901 266,391 248,230 222,515
Printing and reproduction of recorded media 238,860 242,579 244,300 244,432 216,080
Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products 224,421 193,732 254,513 304,509 245,677
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products 452,361 475,737 537,120 521,089 514,036
Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 55,259 35,326 36,566 41,783 57,308
Manufacture of rubber and plastic products 382,359 416,676 462,700 483,419 480,997
Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products 482,028 563,303 592,976 638,983 569,821
Manufacture of basic metals 75,065 101,958 82,752 87,274 84,357
Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 1,155,803 1,299,364 1,322,806 1,448,256 1,358,312
Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products 1,679,805 1,346,304 1,295,524 1,227,640 1,193,715
Manufacture of electrical equipment 697,374 749,421 754,361 760,185 780,054
Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. 367,387 412,482 488,767 568,269 485,281
Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 347,322 405,093 446,916 448,086 411,197
Manufacture of other transport equipment 80,933 88,448 97,987 106,407 125,833
Manufacture of furniture 550,784 563,461 618,265 627,023 598,464

Number of enterprises | 2011 – 2020
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Manufacturing 5,564 5,927 6,381 6,611 7,053 7,259 7,507 7,470 7,787 7,981
Manufacture of food products 382 405 451 476 552 597 640 642 663 689
Manufacture of beverages 29 34 39 48 62 86 97 109 98 126
Manufacture of textiles 192 209 238 234 267 277 307 304 304 303
Manufacture of wearing apparel 387 407 462 499 529 524 534 515 527 504
Manufacture of leather and related products 51 63 69 70 70 82 82 74 70 72
Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials 1,000 1,005 1,061 1,084 1,102 1,086 1,097 1,053 1,110 1,146
Manufacture of paper and paper products 46 56 58 59 61 61 62 63 64 63
Printing and reproduction of recorded media 318 340 368 361 386 378 387 363 371 366
Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products 5 6 7 5 5 6 4 4 6 6
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products 67 80 92 97 111 110 126 127 122 119
Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations 12 12 11 12 14 15 14 12 13 14
Manufacture of rubber and plastic products 144 169 202 194 213 223 210 202 210 209
Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products 194 201 240 227 255 252 262 259 257 262
Manufacture of basic metals 27 25 22 28 29 27 21 19 21 17
Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 962 1,079 1,151 1,202 1,223 1,280 1,320 1,335 1,414 1,444
Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products 102 101 108 116 114 116 118 115 124 134
Manufacture of electrical equipment 95 101 114 120 131 130 136 139 145 137
Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. 128 133 148 147 175 184 184 197 195 200
Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 45 60 59 58 68 68 69 72 75 76
Manufacture of other transport equipment 76 76 70 71 81 89 88 85 94 112
Manufacture of furniture 568 608 610 641 704 719 735 742 799 809

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According to Statistics Estonia, in June, the total production of industrial enterprises increased by 0.4% at constant prices compared with June 2021. Output increased in two of the three sectors – by 18.4 in electricity production and by 28.9% in mining –, but fell by 2.5 in manufacturing.
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Read more 4. July 2022
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Read more 2. June 2022