Service activities

The service sector is an important part of the economy in Estonia. The share of value added and turnover of service enterprises continues to increase every year. More and more new enterprises and jobs are created in the sector.

The activities of the service sector are, for example, healthcare services, regulation of education, accommodation and food service, entertainment and cultural activities, logistics, advertising, communications and beauty services.

Statistics Estonia publishes statistics on the turnover and costs of service enterprises operating in Estonia. The statistics allow assessing the performance of the whole sector and its activities.

Turnover of service activities | 2021
Computer programming, consultancy and related activities, turnover | 2012–2021
Real estate activities, turnover | 2011–2020
Turnover of service enterprises by economic activity (EMTAK 2008) | 2011 – 2021
Unit: thousand euros
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Publishing activities 114,027 125,489 125,216 128,020 122,579 136,754 160,360 169,268 189,103 187,048 212,544
Motion picture, video and television programme production, sound recording and music publishing activities 51,418 50,242 62,099 73,207 75,441 91,679 .. 106,585 129,631 102,271 116,605
Programming and broadcasting activities 24,585 26,044 27,031 31,820 33,198 32,869 .. .. 22,900 .. 42,623
Telecommunications 803,802 817,068 774,576 699,274 693,178 689,578 696,411 .. 745,582 .. 841,528
Computer programming, consultancy and related activities 362,695 409,628 519,725 599,300 660,983 753,744 970,407 1,242,041 1,574,632 1,805,928 2,504,284
Information service activities 64,804 81,717 124,696 143,919 157,461 179,423 206,527 230,123 261,894 300,105 388,203
Real estate activities 960,324 1,040,355 1,115,679 1,196,544 1,462,234 1,512,268 1,723,766 1,832,235 1,989,194 1,916,557 2,316,012
Legal and accounting activities 216,616 184,897 219,466 227,310 250,138 265,039 302,192 326,448 344,872 361,307 410,762
Activities of head offices; management consultancy activities 338,187 322,021 389,617 357,691 436,751 417,817 466,029 473,387 565,357 558,241 677,887
Architectural and engineering activities; technical testing and analysis 258,249 256,755 272,130 307,944 297,752 310,216 356,294 400,135 424,095 425,349 496,973
Scientific research and development 23,169 32,902 35,445 35,863 38,105 40,938 53,166 47,928 46,394 53,078 92,800
Advertising and market research 235,940 246,825 242,893 291,417 294,526 299,247 389,595 .. 440,689 462,304 572,605
Other professional, scientific and technical activities 79,276 82,380 98,535 139,647 151,286 152,958 235,907 222,919 238,563 266,188 541,196
Veterinary activities 7,454 10,031 12,601 13,086 15,368 17,296 20,695 .. 24,409 28,662 34,302
Rental and leasing activities 341,576 475,282 438,173 362,593 347,597 388,002 429,967 525,737 698,315 511,407 466,118
Employment activities 198,824 200,980 224,509 234,295 236,842 273,874 254,160 300,009 324,407 284,354 364,340
Travel agency, tour operator reservation service and related activities 171,839 187,822 188,347 222,849 232,143 255,168 331,718 438,602 416,071 108,190 186,185
Security and investigation activities 95,547 97,066 104,774 109,934 117,070 120,280 124,084 125,656 127,765 136,603 128,967
Services to buildings and landscape activities 135,730 158,786 174,576 186,138 202,901 210,892 240,537 258,697 276,839 271,495 310,765
Office administrative, office support and other business support activities 165,277 185,883 171,137 132,650 172,349 182,319 228,805 225,243 233,856 287,344 319,843
Education 63,814 79,389 92,813 95,041 91,044 87,701 109,591 106,404 104,905 98,622 123,635
Human health and social work activities 247,083 262,046 281,715 318,440 352,137 406,654 450,355 487,321 546,589 636,290 779,107
Creative, arts and entertainment activities 21,990 25,864 28,069 30,835 36,894 .. .. 68,174 70,472 55,706 79,609
Libraries, archives, museums and other cultural activities 1,676 2,372 1,690 1,627 1,581 .. .. 1,286 .. 825 1,877
Gambling and betting activities; sporting and other recreational activities 153,829 207,014 232,854 233,313 239,963 271,053 284,488 309,494 .. 306,214 ..
Gambling and betting activities .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 241,971
Sports activities and amusement and recreation activities .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 126,754
Repair of computers and personal and household goods 21,241 23,272 25,773 31,238 29,550 30,676 33,453 34,856 33,534 27,568 28,322
Other personal service activities 78,040 88,530 109,661 92,459 114,230 101,886 123,460 144,687 163,118 175,782 206,229

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