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:
- 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.
|Manufacture of food products||1,553,327||1,533,848||1,676,142||1,719,350||1,855,927|
|Manufacture of beverages||257,236||256,311||245,952||248,620||258,573|
|Manufacture of textiles||321,651||324,909||342,633||344,839||349,475|
|Manufacture of wearing apparel||141,450||179,832||181,173||193,075||197,057|
|Manufacture of leather and related products||33,060||42,672||42,517||42,945||35,532|
|Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials||2,024,779||2,002,169||2,239,162||2,442,278||2,443,599|
|Manufacture of paper and paper products||221,455||226,484||245,901||266,391||248,230|
|Printing and reproduction of recorded media||224,885||238,860||242,579||244,300||244,432|
|Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products||253,801||224,421||193,732||254,513||304,509|
|Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products||489,718||452,361||475,737||537,120||521,089|
|Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations||52,000||55,259||35,326||36,566||41,783|
|Manufacture of rubber and plastic products||345,408||382,359||416,676||462,700||483,419|
|Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products||446,716||482,028||563,303||592,976||638,983|
|Manufacture of basic metals||84,897||75,065||101,958||82,752||87,274|
|Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment||1,117,731||1,155,803||1,299,364||1,322,806||1,448,256|
|Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products||1,656,264||1,679,805||1,346,304||1,295,524||1,227,640|
|Manufacture of electrical equipment||597,911||697,374||749,421||754,361||760,185|
|Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.||376,119||367,387||412,482||488,767||568,269|
|Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers||341,229||347,322||405,093||446,916||448,086|
|Manufacture of other transport equipment||55,658||80,933||88,448||97,987||106,407|
|Manufacture of furniture||526,764||550,784||563,461||618,265||627,023|
|Manufacture of food products||358||382||405||451||476||552||597||640||642||663|
|Manufacture of beverages||31||29||34||39||48||62||86||97||109||98|
|Manufacture of textiles||182||192||209||238||234||267||277||307||304||304|
|Manufacture of wearing apparel||364||387||407||462||499||529||524||534||515||527|
|Manufacture of leather and related products||53||51||63||69||70||70||82||82||74||70|
|Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials||967||1,000||1,005||1,061||1,084||1,102||1,086||1,097||1,053||1,110|
|Manufacture of paper and paper products||56||46||56||58||59||61||61||62||63||64|
|Printing and reproduction of recorded media||316||318||340||368||361||386||378||387||363||371|
|Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products||5||5||6||7||5||5||6||4||4||6|
|Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products||70||67||80||92||97||111||110||126||127||122|
|Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations||12||12||12||11||12||14||15||14||12||13|
|Manufacture of rubber and plastic products||147||144||169||202||194||213||223||210||202||210|
|Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products||175||194||201||240||227||255||252||262||259||257|
|Manufacture of basic metals||27||27||25||22||28||29||27||21||19||21|
|Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment||970||962||1,079||1,151||1,202||1,223||1,280||1,320||1,335||1,414|
|Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products||106||102||101||108||116||114||116||118||115||124|
|Manufacture of electrical equipment||82||95||101||114||120||131||130||136||139||145|
|Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.||128||128||133||148||147||175||184||184||197||195|
|Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers||48||45||60||59||58||68||68||69||72||75|
|Manufacture of other transport equipment||81||76||76||70||71||81||89||88||85||94|
|Manufacture of furniture||581||568||608||610||641||704||719||735||742||799|
Industry is the largest sector of the economy and an important driver of economic growth. The index of industrial production covers the economic indicators of three industrial activities: mining, energy production and manufacturing.
Helle Bunder, analyst at Statistics Estonia, noted that May was the month last year when manufacturing volumes decreased the most due to the coronavirus pandemic. “In connection with the low reference base, manufacturing production has increased by 18.5% year on year,” said Bunder.