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Foreign trade, December 2009
– news release no 29
According to Statistics Estonia, in 2009 the exports at current prices decreased 24% and imports 33% compared to 2008. Exports to Finland and Sweden decreased most by the trade value. In the last months of the year the decline in the trade slowed down.
According to Statistics Estonia, in the 4th quarter of 2009, the average monthly gross wages and salaries were 12,259 kroons and the hourly gross wages and salaries were 74.25 kroons. Compared to the 4th quarter of 2008, the average monthly gross wages and salaries were by 6.5% lower and the average hourly gross wages and salaries were by 6.7% lower.
5497 persons participated in the e-census of the pilot Census of PHC 2011
– news release no 26
According to Statistics Estonia, at midnight the e-census of the pilot Census of PHC 2011 came to an end. In the course of e-census, 5497 persons were enumerated via Internet. In March the pilot Census will be continued with face-to-face interviews, when the interviewers of Statistics Estonia visit the inhabitants who did not participate in e-census.
Over 3800 persons have participated in the pilot Census of PHC 2011
– news release no 24
According to Statistics Estonia, the first stage of the 2011 Population and Housing Census (PHC 2011), when the people can enumerate themselves on the web, will end on Sunday. Since 5 March the enumerators of Statistics Estonia will be visiting those inhabitants of the regions of the pilot Census who did not participate in e-census or who did not complete the questionnaire.
According to Statistics Estonia, the unemployment rate rose to 15.5% in the 4th quarter of 2009, the annual average unemployment rate was 13.8%. Almost one third of the unemployed have been unemployed for a year or more.
According to Statistics Estonia, in 2009, 26,550 purchase-sale transactions of real estate with the total value of 18 billion kroons were notarised. If in the three first quarters of the year the number of purchase-sale transactions was smaller compared to the corresponding quarters of 2008, then in the 4th quarter a growth took place.
Preliminary estimate of economic growth, 4th quarter 2009
– news release no 21
According to Statistics Estonia, by flash estimates, the gross domestic product (GDP) of Estonia decreased by 9.4% in Estonia in the 4th quarter of 2009 compared to the same quarter in the previous year.
According to the preliminary data of Statistics Estonia, in 2009 exports of goods from Estonia amounted to 101.3 billion kroons at current prices and imports to Estonia made up 114.2 billion kroons. The foreign trade deficit amounted to 12.9 billion kroons, which was smaller last in 1995.