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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%.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.