News releases 2018

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Foreign trade, October 2018

news release no 131

According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2018, the exports of goods increased by 17% and imports by 20% compared to October 2017. For the first time, exports exceeded 1.3 billion euros and imports 1.5 billion euros. The growth in trade was affected the most by an increase in trade in mineral products (solvent, fuel additives, motor spirit, shale oil).

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

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Job vacancies and labour turnover, 3rd quarter 2018

news release no 130

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2018, there were approximately 11,400 job vacancies in the enterprises, institutions and organisations of Estonia. Compared to the 2nd quarter of 2018, the number of job vacancies remained at the same level. However, compared to the 3rd quarter of 2017, the number of job vacancies decreased by 10%. The number of job vacancies has exceeded 10,000 since the 1st quarter of 2017.

The rate of job vacancies by economic activity, 3rd quarter, 2017–2018

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Consumer price index, November 2018

news release no 129

According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the consumer price index in November 2018 was -0.5% compared to October 2018 and 3.4% compared to November of the previous year.

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Accommodation, October 2018

news release no 128

According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2018, domestic and foreign tourists who stayed in accommodation establishments numbered 274,000, which is 1% more than in October 2017. Compared to October of the previous year, the number of domestic tourists increased and the number of foreign tourists decreased.

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Marketing of pesticides, 2017

news release no 127

According to Statistics Estonia, 706 tonnes of pesticides (by active substance) were placed on the market in 2017 in Estonia, which is 15% less than the year before.

Sales of pesticides, 2012–2017

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Household Budget Survey starts in December

news release no 126

On Sunday, 9 December, Statistics Estonia launches the Household Budget Survey, to collect data from households on their daily expenditure and consumption. The survey runs until the end of 2019.

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Expenditures of research and development activity, 2017

news release no 125

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2017, the expenditure on research and development (R&D) in Estonia amounted to 304.3 million euros, which is 13% more than in 2016.

Research and development expenditure in the business sector, 2009–2017

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Production of industrial output and energy, October 2018

news release no 124

According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2018, the production of industrial enterprises increased by 2% compared to October 2017. Production increased in manufacturing and energy, but decreased in mining.

The volume index and trend of production in manufacturing, January 2009 – October 2018 (2015 = 100)

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