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Statistics Estonia starts preparations for the 2020 register-based Population Census
– news release no 156
Statistics Estonia has begun preparations for conducting the register-based Population and Housing Census (REGREL) of 2020. Next year’s Census will be the last where the entire population is interviewed.
According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2010 compared to October of the previous year the retail sales of goods of retail trade enterprises increased 1% at constant prices. The retail sales slightly increased for the second month in succession.
According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2010 compared to the same period of the previous year, the total production of Estonian construction enterprises in Estonia and in foreign countries increased 1.2%. The decline on construction market, which had lasted for two and half years compared to the same quarter of the previous year turned to a rise again in the 3rd quarter this year.
According to Statistics Estonia, in 2008 the at-risk-of-poverty rate of older women was over two times higher than that of older men. 41% of women aged 65 and older and 19% of men of the same age lived in relative poverty.
According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2010, the average monthly gross wages and salaries were 11,874 kroons (759 euros) and the hourly gross wages and salaries were 72.00 kroons (4.60 euros). Compared to the 3rd quarter of 2009, the average monthly gross wages and salaries were by 0.9% higher and the average hourly gross wages and salaries were by 0.3% higher.
According to Statistics Estonia, in September compared to September of the previous year, exports of goods grew by 41% and imports by 35% at current prices. Exports and imports were mostly influenced by the remarkable increase of trade in machinery and equipment.
The first survey for older population is under way in Estonia
– news release no 148
According to Statistics Estonia, today, on 18 November the SHARE (Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe) survey starts in Estonia, which provides for the first time a thorough overview about state of health and coping of persons aged 50 and older. It is an international survey conducted simultaneously in 19 European countries.
According to Statistics Estonia, yesterday, on 15 November, the Agricultural Census conducted for the sixth time in Estonia came to an end. In the course of the Census, data on agricultural activity were collected from nearly 30,000 holdings. Statistics Estonia will release preliminary results of the Census in December.
According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2010, the estimated number of unemployed persons was 106,000 and the unemployment rate 15.5%. Unemployment decreased for the second quarter in succession.
According to Statistics Estonia, during the nine months of this year, 1.9 million foreign and domestic tourists stayed in the accommodation establishments of Estonia, which was 11% more than at the same time of 2009. 13% more foreign tourists and 8% more domestic tourists stayed in accommodation establishments.
According to Statistics Estonia, in September 2010, exports of goods from Estonia amounted to 13.2 billion kroons (841 million euros) and imports to Estonia totalled 13.5 billion kroons (860 million euros) at current prices. The turnover of exports was on a similar level last in October 2008.