News releases 2012

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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.

Diagram: The volume index and trend of production in manufacturing

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Retail trade, October 2012

news release no 148

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.

Retail sales volume index of retail trade enterprises and its trend

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Construction, 3rd quarter 2012

news release no 147

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2012 compared to the same quarter of the previous year, the total production of Estonian construction enterprises grew 15%.

Diagram: Construction volume index and its trend, 1st quarter 2000 – 3rd quarter 2012

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Average wages and salaries, 3rd quarter 2012

news release no 146

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%.

Diagram: Average monthly gross wages and salaries and monthly labour costs per employee, 3rd quarter 2012

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Producer price index of industrial output, export and import price index, October 2012

news release no 145

According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2012 the producer price index of industrial output changed by -0.1 % compared to September 2012 and by 2.0% compared to October of the previous year.

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Employment and unemployment, 3rd quarter 2012

news release no 144

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.

Diagram: Persons aged 15–74 by labour status, 1st quarter 2000 – 3rd quarter 2012

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Preliminary estimate of economic growth, 3rd quarter 2012

news release no 143

According to flash estimates of Statistics Estonia, the gross domestic product (GDP) of Estonia increased by 3.4% in the 3rd quarter of 2012 compared to the same quarter of the previous year.

Diagram: GDP, growth of the export and import of goods compared to the same quarter of the previous year, 1st quarter 2008 – 3rd quarter 2012

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Foreign trade, September 2012

news release no 142

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.

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Accommodation, September 2012

news release no 141

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.

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Consumer price index, October 2012

news release no 140

According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the consumer price index was 0.2% in October 2012 compared to September and 4.1% compared to October of the previous year.

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Today the new Director General of Statistics Estonia assumes office

news release no 139

Today, on 1 November, the new Director General of Statistics Estonia Mr Andres Oopkaup assumes office.

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