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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Exports continued to decrease in September

news release no 136

According to Statistics Estonia, in September 2019, compared to September 2018, the exports of goods decreased by 3% and imports increased by 3%. In the third quarter, exports decreased by 2%, having increased in the first two quarters.

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In August, exports decreased for the third month

news release no 120

According to Statistics Estonia, in August 2019, compared to August 2018, the exports of goods decreased by 3% and imports by 7%. The trade decrease was mainly due to declined exports and imports of mineral products (shale oil, motor spirit, fuel additives and electricity).

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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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