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Production of industrial output and energy, October 2012
– news release no 149
According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2012, the production of industrial enterprises did not change compared to October of the previous year. The production of energy and mining increased, while the production of manufacturing decreased slightly.
According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2012 compared to October of the previous year, the retail sales of goods of retail trade enterprises increased 5% at constant prices. In September the retail sales increased 7% compared to the same month of the previous year, while in October the retail sales growth decelerated slightly.
According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2012, the average monthly gross wages and salaries were 855 euros and the average hourly gross wages and salaries were 5.21 euros. Compared to the 3rd quarter of 2011, the average monthly gross wages and salaries increased 5.7% and the average hourly gross wages and salaries increased 8.1%.
According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2012, the number of unemployed persons decreased to 68,000 and the unemployment rate to 9.7%. Over one third of the unemployed have been unemployed for two years or more.
According to Statistics Estonia, in September 2012, exports from Estonia amounted to 1.13 billion euros and imports to Estonia to 1.16 billion euros at current prices. In monthly basis, exports have never been as high before.
According to Statistics Estonia, during the nine months of 2012, a total of 2.2 million domestic and foreign tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, which was 4% more than at the same time of the previous year and more than during the nine months in any previous years.