News releases 2010

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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.

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Production of industrial output and energy, October 2010

news release no 155

According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2010 the production of industrial enterprises grew 37% compared to October of the previous year.

Diagram: The volume index and trend of production in manufacturing, January 2000 – October 2010

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Retail trade, October 2010

news release no 154

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.

Diagram: Retail sales volume index of retail trade enterprises and its trend

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Construction, 3rd quarter 2010

news release no 153

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.

Diagram: Construction volume index and its trend, 1st quarter 2000 – 3rd quarter 2010

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"Social Trends 5" has been published

news release no 152

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.

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Average wages and salaries, 3rd quarter 2010

news release no 151

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.

Diagram: Average monthly gross wages and salaries and monthly labour costs per employee, 3rd quarter 2010

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Foreign trade, September 2010

news release no 150

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.

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Producer price index of industrial output, export and import price index, October 2010

news release no 149

According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2010 the producer price index of industrial output increased by 0.3% compared to September and by 5.1% compared to October of the previous year.

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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.

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Agricultural Census has come to an end

news release no 147

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.

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Employment and unemployment, 3rd quarter 2010

news release no 146

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.

Diagram: The unemployed and registered unemployed

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Preliminary estimate of economic growth, 3rd quarter 2010

news release no 145

According to Statistics Estonia, by flash estimates, the gross domestic product (GDP) of Estonia increased by 4.7% in the 3rd quarter of 2010 compared to the same quarter of the previous year.

Diagram: Gross domestic product by chain-linking method (seasonally and working day adjusted

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Accommodation, September 2010

news release no 144

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.

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Foreign trade (preliminary data), September 2010

news release no 143

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.

Diagram: Estonian foreign trade, January 2008 – September 2010

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Consumer price index, October 2010

news release no 142

According to Statistics Estonia, the consumer price index increased 4.7% in October 2010 compared to October of the previous year and 0.6% compared to September this year.

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