News releases 2015

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Production of industrial output and energy, December 2014

news release no 15

According to the preliminary data of Statistics Estonia, in 2014 the production of industrial enterprises grew 2% compared to the previous year. Production increased 4% in manufacturing, but decreased nearly 6% in mining and energy.

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

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Retail trade, December 2014

news release no 14

According to Statistics Estonia, in December 2014 compared to December 2013, the retail sales of goods of retail trade enterprises increased 6% at constant prices. Since August, the retail sales growth has remained within a stable of 5–6% compared to the same month of the previous year.

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

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Relative poverty, 2013

news release no 13

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2013, 22.1% of the Estonian population lived in relative poverty and 8% of the Estonian population lived in absolute poverty.

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Crop production, 2014

news release no 12

According to the preliminary data of Statistics Estonia, cereal production was 1,221,600 tons in 2014, which is 25% more than the year before and the biggest cereal production ever recorded in Estonia.

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Livestock farming, 2014

news release no 11

According to the preliminary data of Statistics Estonia, the production of milk amounted to 799,300 tons in 2014, which is 4% more than the year earlier. The number of dairy cows decreased by the end of the year, but milk production per cow increased.

Diagram: Milk production per cow, 1994–2014

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Producer price index of industrial output, export and import price index, December 2014

news release no 10

According to Statistics Estonia, in December 2014, the producer price index of industrial output changed by -0.4% compared to November 2014 and by -1.6% compared to December 2013.

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Construction price index, 4th quarter 2014

news release no 9

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2014, the construction price index rose 0.5% compared to the average of 2013.

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Preliminary population, 1 January 2015

news release no 8

According to the initial estimates of Statistics Estonia, the population number of Estonia as at 1 January 2015 was 1,312,300, which is 3,600 persons less than at the same time a year ago.

Diagram: Population change, 2000–2014

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Foreign trade, November 2014

news release no 7

According to Statistics Estonia, in November 2014, exports of goods decreased by 1% and imports by 3% at current prices compared to November 2013. The decrease in exports was mostly influenced by the reduced exports of agricultural products and food preparations and mechanical appliances to Russia.

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Accommodation, November 2014

news release no 6

According to Statistics Estonia, 216,000 tourists stayed in accommodation establishments in November 2014, which was 3% more than in November 2013. The number of both foreign and domestic tourists increased.

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Consumer price index, 2014

news release no 5

According to Statistics Estonia, the consumer price index decreased 0.1% in 2014 compared to the average of 2013.

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Consumer price index, December 2014

news release no 4

According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the consumer price index in December 2014 was 0.0% compared to November 2014 and -0.5% compared to December 2013.

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Production of industrial output and energy, November 2014

news release no 3

According to Statistics Estonia, in November 2014, the production of industrial enterprises rose 5% compared to November of the previous year. The production increased in manufacturing and energy, but decreased in mining.

Diagram: Volume index and trend of production in manufacturing

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Retail trade, November 2014

news release no 2

According to Statistics Estonia, in November 2014 compared to November 2013, the retail sales of goods of retail trade enterprises increased 5% at constant prices. Since August, the retail sales growth has remained within a stable of 5–6% compared to the same month of the previous year.

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

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In January, the Foreign Visitors Survey focuses on tourists from Russia

news release no 1

Today, on 2 January, Statistics Estonia and Enterprise Estonia (EAS) will commence the last round of the Foreign Visitors Survey at the border crossing points of Estonia. This time, the focus will be on Russian tourists visiting Estonia.

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