Foreign trade

Foreign trade statistics concern the movement of goods between Estonia and other countries. The concepts of exports and imports are used to indicate commodity flows.

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In July, the share of goods of Estonian origin was the lowest in recent years

news release no 109

According to Statistics Estonia, in July 2019, compared to July 2018, the exports of goods decreased by 2% and imports increased by 5%. The share of goods of Estonian origin was the lowest in recent years—66% of total exports.

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In June, trade decreased year-on-year

news release no 92

According to Statistics Estonia, in June 2019, compared to June 2018, the exports and imports of goods decreased by 8%. Trade in mineral products decreased the most. In the first half-year, compared to the same period of the previous year, the exports of goods increased by 5% and imports by 2%.

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In May, trade increased

news release no 85

According to Statistics Estonia, in May 2019, compared to May 2018, the exports of goods increased by 8% and imports by 3%. The growth in exports of Estonian goods was significantly influenced by increased sales of prefabricated wood buildings.

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In April, trade growth continued

news release no 75

According to Statistics Estonia, in April 2019, compared to April 2018, the exports and imports of goods increased by 4%. Since the beginning of the year, exports and imports have been on an upward trend compared to the same period of the previous year.

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Estonia’s trade flows can now be visualized

news release no 70

Statistics Estonia launched an application that visualizes Estonia’s trade flows, giving a better overview of trade with other countries.

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In March, trade increased with EU countries

news release no 54

According to Statistics Estonia, in March 2019, compared to March 2018, the exports of goods increased by 8% and imports by 5%. The trade growth was due to increased exports and imports with the European Union countries.

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In February, exports was boosted by the wood sector

news release no 41

According to Statistics Estonia, in February 2019, compared to February 2018, the exports of goods increased by 4% and imports by 5%. Exports increased on account of wood and articles of wood and prefabricated wood buildings.

Estonia\'s foreign trade by month, 2017–2019

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In January, exports growth continued

news release no 31

According to Statistics Estonia, in January 2019, compared to January 2018, the exports of goods increased by 12% and imports by 2%. The growth in exports was broad‑based, the increase occurred in most commodity sections.

Estonia\'s foreign trade by month, 2017–2019

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Last year, trade increased

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According to Statistics Estonia, in 2018, the exports of goods increased by 12% and imports by 10% compared to 2017. The exports and imports of mineral products had the greatest impact on trade growth in 2018.

Estonia\'s foreign trade by month, 2016–2018

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In November, the trade deficit decreased

news release no 6

According to Statistics Estonia, in November 2018, the exports of goods increased by 18% and imports by 15% compared to November 2017. The trade deficit was 56 million euros. The last time the balance was under 60 million euros was in January 2015.

Estonia\'s foreign trade by month, 2016–2018

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