News releases 2015

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Construction, 3rd quarter 2015

news release no 126

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2015 compared to the same quarter of the previous year, the total production of Estonian construction enterprises in Estonia and foreign countries decreased 5%. If only the Estonian construction market is taken into account, the construction volumes decreased 10%.

Diagram: Construction volume index and its trend, 1st quarter 2000 – 3rd quarter 2015

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Average wages and salaries, 3rd quarter 2015

news release no 125

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2015, the average monthly gross wages and salaries were 1,045 euros. Compared to the 3rd quarter of 2014, the average monthly gross wages and salaries increased by 6.9%, and compared to the 2nd quarter of 2015, the average monthly gross wages and salaries decreased by 3.4%.

Diagram: Average monthly gross wages and salaries per employee and their change by economic activity

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Producer price index of industrial output, export and import price index, October 2015

news release no 124

According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2015, the producer price index of industrial output changed by -0.3% compared to September 2015 and by -2.2% compared to October 2014.

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Worklife quality, 2015

news release no 123

According to Statistics Estonia, 85% of employees are very or rather satisfied with their job. In the last 12 months, every fifth employee has had conflicts interfering with the relations and work of enterprise and employees.

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Employment and unemployment, 3rd quarter 2015

news release no 122

According to Statistics Estonia, the unemployment rate in was 5.2% and the employment rate was 67.2% in the 3rd quarter of 2015. The employment and unemployment figures of the 3rd quarter resemble those of the economic boom.

Diagram: Unemployment rate and employment rate, 3rd quarter, 2000–2015

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Preliminary estimate of economic growth, 3rd quarter 2015

news release no 121

The news release "The economy grew 0.5% in the 3rd quarter" published on 11.11 was corrected on 12.11. Please consider the data marked in red as correct.

According to the flash estimates of Statistics Estonia, the gross domestic product (GDP) of Estonia increased 0.5% in the 3rd quarter of 2015 compared to the same quarter of the previous year.

Diagram: Real growth rate of GDP, export and import of goods, compared to the same quarter of the previous year

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Foreign trade, September 2015

news release no 120

According to Statistics Estonia, in September 2015, exports of goods decreased by 10% and imports by 9% compared to September of the previous year. Summing up the first three quarters of 2015, exports decreased 3% and imports 5% compared to the same period a year ago.

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Accommodation, September 2015

news release no 119

According to Statistics Estonia, 235,300 tourists used the services of accommodation establishments in September 2015, which was 1% more than in September 2014. The number of both foreign and domestic tourists increased.

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Consumer price index, October 2015

news release no 118

According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the consumer price index in October 2015 was 0.1% compared to September 2015 and -0.6% compared to October of the previous year.

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