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Retail trade, October 2011
– news release no 149
According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2011 compared to October of the previous year the retail sales of goods of retail trade enterprises increased 5% at constant prices. Since February compared to the same month of the previous year, the retail sales have shown a stable growth.
According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2011 compared to the same quarter of the previous year, the total production of Estonian construction enterprises in Estonia and foreign countries grew 26%, of which 28% on domestic market.
According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2011, the average monthly gross wages and salaries were 809 euros and the average hourly gross wages and salaries were 4.82 euros. Compared to the 3rd quarter of the previous year, the average monthly gross wages and salaries grew 6.6% and the average hourly gross wages and salaries by 4.7%.
Competition to find enumerators extended in three counties
– news release no 145
Statistics Estonia has extended the application period for enumerator jobs until 28 November in Tallinn, Harju county, Tartu county and Ida-Viru county where there have not been enough applicants. Over 6,900 applications in total have been submitted to the competition.
The map applications of the coming population census are showcased at the National Library
– news release no 144
Today, on 16 November, the geographic information systems (GIS) and geography day is held at the National Library of Estonia from 10:00 to 17:00. Among other things, visitors can see the map applications created for the Population and Housing Census which begins at the end of this year.
Majority of Estonia’s inhabitants aware of the upcoming Census
– news release no 141
83% of Estonia’s inhabitants are aware of the upcoming Population and Housing Census, revealed a survey conducted by the research agency Faktum & Ariko. The majority of the respondents believed that the Census was necessary.
According to Statistics Estonia, in September 2011, exports from Estonia amounted to 1.1 billion euros and imports to Estonia also to 1.1 billion euros at current prices. The trade deficit was 4 million euros, which is the smallest deficit of this year.
According to Statistics Estonia, in September, 212,000 domestic and foreign tourists stayed in accommodation establishments of Estonia, which was 15% more than in September a year ago. Compared to September of the previous year, the number of tourists from Russia and the United Kingdom increased the most.
Estonia-wide series of debates “Estonia’s Most Important Debate” will focus on population
– news release no 137
On Monday, 7 November, the Estonian Debating Society and Statistics Estonia will launch a series of debates, called “Estonia’s Most Important Debate”, focussing on population issues. During the week, researchers and politicians will debate with young people in six different locations in Estonia.
Today is the last day to apply for enumerator’s post
– news release no 135
Thursday, 3 November is the last day one can apply for the enumerator’s post at the Population and Housing Census starting at the end of the year. For conducting the Population Census, Statistics Estonia recruits 2,000 enumerators as total.