News releases 2012

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Statistics Estonia extends the e-census by 24 hours

news release no 21

Statistics Estonia lengthens the opportunity to participate in the e-census by 24 hours due to a big interest of the population in the e-census. People can participate online in the Population Census until 23:59 on 1 February.

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Today is the last day for participating in the e-census

news release no 20

Today, 31 January is the last day when people can participate online in the current Population and Housing Census. As of 06:00 on 31 January, already 56% of the estimated population of Estonia has participated in the e-census.

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Production of industrial output and energy, December 2011

news release no 19

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2011 the production of industrial enterprises grew 18% compared to the previous year. The growth of production was mainly influenced by the external demand, but the domestic demand also increased continually during the year.

Diagram: Volume index trends of production in manufacturing in the European Union

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Half of the population of Estonia enumerated in the Population Census

news release no 18

In the present Population and Housing Census, more than half of the population of Estonia have been enumerated online. The census questionnaires can be completed online only until 31 January late hours.

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Retail trade, December 2011

news release no 17

According to Statistics Estonia, in December 2011 compared to the same month 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.

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

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Statistics Estonia: do not leave participating in the e-census for the last moment

news release no 16

Statistics Estonia reminds that there are only a few days left when the population can participate in the e-census and recommends not leaving it for the last moment. The census can be completed online only until 31 January late hours.

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Crop production, 2011

news release no 15

According to the preliminary data of Statistics Estonia, the cereal production was 771,900 tons in 2011, which is 14% more than in the previous year. Compared to the previous year, the production of wheat, barley and rye increased.

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Livestock farming, 2011

news release no 14

According to preliminary data of Statistics Estonia, the production of milk amounted to 694,800 tons in 2011, which is 3% more than in a year before. The number of dairy cows did not change significantly compared to the previous year, but milk production per cow kept increasing.

Diagram: Milk production per cow, 1994–2011

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More than half a million people enumerated in the e-census

news release no 13

By the midnight of Tuesday, 24 January, more than half a million people had been enumerated online – this is 38% of the estimated population of Estonia. The census can be completed online only until 31 January.

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Producer price index of industrial output, export and import price index, December 2011

news release no 12

According to Statistics Estonia, in December 2011, the change in producer price index of industrial output was 0.0% compared to November and 3.0% compared to December 2010.

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Construction price index, 4th quarter 2011

news release no 11

According to Statistics Estonia, the construction price index increased 3.1% in 2011 compared to the average of 2010, of which labour force 7.6%, building machines 2.0% and building materials 1.5%.

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Preliminary population, 1 January 2012

news release no 10

According to Statistics Estonia, by preliminary data, the population number in Estonia was 1,316,500 on 1 January 2012. The decline in the estimated population in 2011 was influenced by the decrease in the number of births as well as by the increase of emigration.

Diagram: Births, deaths, natural increase and net migration, 1990–2011

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Statistics Estonia: now is the best time to participate in the e-census

news release no 9

The recommendation of Statistics Estonia is to complete the e-census now, instead on waiting until the end of January when the system load will be higher and could make the enumeration process slower. In the first two weeks, more than 310,000 persons have already been enumerated in the e-census.

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Accommodation, November 2011

news release no 8

According to Statistics Estonia, in November 2011, 184,000 domestic and foreign tourists stayed in accommodation establishments of Estonia. The number of tourists increased 12% compared to November 2010.

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Foreign trade, November 2011

news release no 7

According to Statistics Estonia, in November 2011 compared to the same month of 2010, exports of goods grew by 24% and imports by 22% at current prices.

Diagram: Estonia’s trade by months, 2008–2011

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200,000 persons already enumerated in the e-census

news release no 6

By the afternoon of Saturday, 7 January, more than 200,000 persons had been enumerated online. This represents about 15% of the Estonian population. Participation rates are still the highest in Tartu and Harju counties.

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Consumer price index, 2011

news release no 5

According to Statistics Estonia, the consumer price index increased 5.0% in 2011 compared to the average of 2010. The change in the consumer price index was mainly influenced by food and non-alcoholic beverages.

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Consumer price index, December 2011

news release no 4

According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the consumer price index was 0.1% in December 2011 compared to November and 3.7% compared to December of the previous year.

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Statistics Estonia: the e-census software will be updated tonight

news release no 3

Tonight, on 3 January, the e-census software will be updated. As a result, it will not be possible to participate in the e-census between 23:00 and 24:00. The updates are required to eliminate certain problems that have emerged in the first few days of the census.

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More than 100,000 persons have been enumerated in the e-census

news release no 2

By the afternoon of Tuesday, 3 January, 102,620 persons had been enumerated online. This represents more than 8% of all Estonian residents. Participation rates have been the highest in Harju and Tartu counties.

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A flying start to the census

news release no 1

The 2011 Population and Housing Census (PHC 2011), which began in the first minutes of 31 December, has had a flying start – during the first 24 hours, online questionnaires were completed on more than 26,000 persons. The census questionnaires can be completed online until the end of January.

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