Exports is the exportation of goods produced in Estonia and exportation of goods imported from a foreign country. It includes temporary exportation of goods for the purpose of processing abroad, re-exportation after processing in Estonia and supplies for foreign vessels and aircraft. Exports does not include transit and services.
In the third quarter of 2023, the gross domestic product (GDP) decreased by 3.9% compared with the same quarter of 2022. The GDP at current prices amounted to 9.4 billion euros.
Imports is the movement of goods into Estonia for domestic consumption or for resale to other countries. Imports also includes temporary imports of goods for processing in Estonia with the obligation of re-export and re-imports after processing outside Estonia. Imports does not include transit or services.
According to Statistics Estonia, in November 2023, the turnover of retail trade enterprises was 876 million euros. Compared with November 2022, turnover decreased by 9% at constant prices.
Last year, the volume of freight transport through ports decreased by nearly a third, rail transport by 43%
According to Statistics Estonia, the volume of freight transport through ports fell by 31% in 2023. A total of 23 million tonnes of goods were transported through Estonian ports, 10 million tonnes less than a year earlier. Estonian railways carried a total of 10.1 million tonnes of freight last year, 43% less than in 2022.