Population census. More people speak dialects than in the previous census

It is estimated that 17% of the native Estonian-speaking population speak a dialect. This is 2 percentage points more than in the previous census. The share of dialect speakers has increased the most in Hiiu and Saare counties, but it has not decreased in any county. 10% of dialect speakers speak more than one dialect.
Read more 16. November 2022

Are there more or less than a million Estonians in the world?

According to preliminary data of Statistics Estonia, the population of Estonia on 1 January 2023 was 1,357,739, an increase by 2% (or 25,943 people) compared with a year earlier. Ene-Margit Tiit, an expert in population statistics, took a closer look at how many ethnic Estonians live here and how many Estonians there are in the world.
Read more 23. March 2023

243 mother tongues spoken in Estonia

Census results show that 243 different mother tongues are spoken in Estonia. Estonian is spoken as a mother tongue by 67% and as a foreign language by 17% of the population. Therefore, a total of 84% of the population speaks Estonian.
Read more 14. March 2023

Foreign trade in services in surplus last year

According to Statistics Estonia and Eesti Pank, in the fourth quarter of 2022, Estonia’s exports of services grew by 12% and imports by 25% at current prices compared with the fourth quarter in 2021. Services were sold to non-residents for a total of 3 billion and purchased for 2.2 billion euros. The balance of foreign trade in services was therefore in surplus by 765 million euros in the fourth quarter, which is 125 million euros less than in the same period a year earlier. In 2022 as a whole, exports of services grew by 31% and imports by 19%.
Read more 14. March 2023

Mineral fuels impacted the decline in exports in January

According to Statistics Estonia, in January 2023, exports and imports of goods at current prices decreased by 9% and 1% respectively, compared with the same month in 2022. Estonia’s exports of goods amounted to 1.5 billion and imports to 1.8 billion euros at current prices. The trade deficit was 272 million euros, up by 127 million euros from a year earlier.
Read more 13. March 2023

In January, the decline in industrial production slowed down

According to Statistics Estonia, in January 2023, the total production of industrial enterprises decreased by 7.3% at constant prices compared with January 2022. Output fell in all three sectors – by 14.2% in electricity production, by 6.3% in manufacturing and by 2.9% in mining.
Read more 10. March 2023

The number of Finnish tourists tripled in a year

According to Statistics Estonia, over 196,000 tourists stayed in accommodation establishments in January 2023, which is 24% more than in the same month a year earlier. The number of both domestic and foreign tourists increased.
Read more 9. March 2023

Growth in number of job vacancies slowed in the fourth quarter

According to Statistics Estonia, in the fourth quarter of 2022, there were 11,289 job vacancies in the enterprises, institutions and organisations of Estonia. This is 1.7% more than in the same quarter of 2021. Fewer than 7,000 persons left their job at the initiative of the employer.
Read more 8. March 2023