News releases 2009

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Production of industrial output and energy, October 2009

news release no 142

According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2009 compared to October of the previous year, the production of industrial enterprises decreased 21%. In the earlier months of this year, the decrease remained within 30% compared to the same period of the previous year.

Diagram: The volume index and trend of production in manufacturing, January 2000 – October 2009 (2005 = 100)

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Retail trade, October 2009

news release no 141

According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2009 compared to October of the previous year the retail sales of goods of retail trade enterprises decreased 17% at constant prices. Since July the decrease in retail sales has been relatively stable compared to the same month of the previous year.

Diagram: Retail sales volume index of retail trade enterprises and its trend, January 2002 – October 2009 (corresponding month of previous year = 100)

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Construction, 3rd quarter 2009

news release no 140

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2009 compared to the same period of the previous year, the total production of Estonian construction enterprises decreased 29%. In the 1st quarter of the present year the production was 31% and in the 2nd quarter 28% smaller than a year ago.

Diagram: Construction volume index and its trend, 1st quarter 2000 – 3rd quarter 2009 (average of quarters of 2005 = 100)

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The publication "Linnad ja vallad arvudes. 2009. Cities and Rural Municipalities in Figures" has been published

news release no 139

According to Statistics Estonia, the general picture of the regional development of Estonia does not significantly depend on the selected measurement method. In imaginary terms, the territory of Estonia can be divided into three parts according to the level of regional development.

Thematic map: Territorial development index of local government unit, 2008

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Average wages and salaries, 3rd quarter 2009

news release no 138

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2009, the average monthly gross wages and salaries were 11,770 kroons and the hourly gross wages and salaries were 71.76 kroons. Compared to the 3rd quarter of the previous year, the average monthly gross wages and salaries were by 5.9% lower and the average hourly gross wages and salaries were by 5.8% lower. The average monthly gross wages and salaries has been decreasing for three quarters running compared to the same quarter of the previous year.

Diagram: Average monthly gross wages and salaries and monthly labour costs per employee, 3rd quarter 2009

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Foreign trade, September 2009

news release no 137

According to Statistics Estonia, in September 2009 exports of goods from Estonia at current prices totalled 9.3 billion kroons and imports to Estonia amounted to 10.2 billion kroons. Machinery and equipment held the biggest share in exports and oil products in imports.

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Producer price index of industrial output, export and import price index, October 2009

news release no 136

According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2009 the producer price index increased 0.1% compared to September and decreased 2.2% compared to October 2008.

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Employment and unemployment, 3rd quarter 2009

news release no 135

According to Statistics Estonia, the unemployment rate rose to 14.6% in the 3rd quarter of the current year and the number of the unemployed was the largest during the period after the restoration of independence in Estonia. The positive change on the labour market was that the decrease of the employment stopped.

Diagram:Persons aged 15–74 by labour status, 1st quarter 2000 – 3rd quarter 2009

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Preliminary estimate of economic growth, 3rd quarter 2009

news release no 134

According to Statistics Estonia, by flash estimates, the gross domestic product (GDP) of Estonia decreased by 15.3% in Estonia in the 3rd quarter of 2009 compared to the same quarter in the previous year.

Diagram: Real growth rate of the GDP, industrial sector and exports of goods, 1st quarter 2005 – 3rd quarter 2009

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Contracts of real estate, 3rd quarter 2009

news release no 133

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2009, 6,350 purchase-sale transactions of real estate were carried out. Compared to the same quarter of the previous year, the decrease in the number of transactions slowed down.

Diagram: Trend of the notarised purchase-sale transactions of real estate, 1st quarter 2000 – 3rd quarter 2009

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Accommodation, September 2009

news release no 132

According to Statistics Estonia, during the nine month of the year 1.7 million tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, which was 11% less than at the same time in the previous year.

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Foreign trade (preliminary data), September 2009

news release no 131

According to the preliminary data of Statistics Estonia, in September 2009 exports of goods from Estonia amounted to 9.3 billion kroons at current prices and imports to Estonia made up 10.1 billion kroons. This year imports exceeded the level of 10 billion kroons for the first time.

Diagram:Estonia’s foreign trade, January 2008 – September 2009

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Consumer price index, October 2009

news release no 130

According to Statistics Estonia, the consumer price index decreased 2.2% in October 2009 compared to October 2008 and 0.1% compared to September 2009.

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