News releases 2020

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Retail trade, February 2020

news release no 41

According to Statistics Estonia, in February 2020, the turnover of retail trade enterprises was 576 million euros. Compared to February 2019, turnover increased by 7% at constant prices.

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Elisa, Tele2 and Telia to analyse clients’ mobility themselves

news release no 40

In order to provide the crisis commission with a quick overview about whether people are complying with movement restrictions, Elisa, Tele2 and Telia decided to take it upon themselves to analyse the mobility of their clients. The data used for the analysis will be entirely anonymous and not real-time. Statistics Estonia will compile the analyses of the mobile network operators and produce an overview for the whole country. The first results are expected to be available in the coming week. The reason for the new decision is the obligation of the operators to protect personal data and ensure anonymity.

Elisa, Tele2 and Telia to analyse clients’ mobility themselves

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Statistics Estonia’s planned mobility analysis will not be based on real-time data

news release no 39

The preparation of analytical output using anonymous data from electronic communications, with the purpose to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), which was assigned to Statistics Estonia by the order of the crisis commission of the Government of the Republic, will not be based on real-time data. There is no plan and it is not possible to use the data to analyse the movement of individuals.

Statistics Estonia’s planned mobility analysis will not be based on real-time data

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Government debt and deficit, 2019

news release no 38

According to the preliminary data of Statistics Estonia, in 2019, the Estonian general government deficit was 0.3% and the gross debt level was 8% of the gross domestic product.

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Statistics Estonia is planning mobility analysis to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

news release no 37

The crisis commission of the Government of the Republic issued an order to Statistics Estonia for the preparation of analytical output using anonymous data from electronic communications, with the purpose to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The goal is to launch the project this week.

Statistics Estonia is planning mobility analysis to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

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Water transport, 2019

news release no 36

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2019, compared to 2018, the number of passengers on main national ship lines increased by 4% and in international traffic by 0.3%. The freight volume of ports in tonnes increased by around 5%.

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Dwelling price index and owner-occupied housing price index, 4th quarter 2019

news release no 35

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2019, the Dwelling Price Index increased by 7% compared to the average of 2018. The prices of apartments increased by 6.9% and the prices of houses by 7.3%.

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Producer price index of industrial output, export and import price index, February 2020

news release no 34

According to Statistics Estonia, in February, the producer price index of industrial output fell by 0.7% compared to January 2020 and by 2.6% compared to February 2019.

Producer price index affected most by electricity price decrease

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Statistics Estonia stops imposing penalty payment

news release no 33

Statistics Estonia acknowledges that the data providers may fail to submit their data in due time and stops imposing penalty payment at least until the end of the emergency situation in Estonia.

Statistics Estonia stops imposing penalty payment

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Statistics Estonia is suspending interviewers’ home visits

news release no 32
The news release was corrected on 12.03.2020. Please consider the text marked in red as correct.

In order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Statistics Estonia is suspending interviewers’ home visits related to personal surveys and will collect data by phone or web interviews until the end of April.

Statistics Estonia is suspending interviewers’ home visits

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Job vacancies and labour turnover, 4th quarter 2019

news release no 31

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 4th quarter of 2019, there were 10,376 job vacancies in the enterprises, institutions and organisations of Estonia.

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Winners of the Estonian phase of the European Statistics Competition announced, 2020 - 2020

news release no 30

The final scores of the Estonian phase of the European Statistics Competition 2020 were revealed on 10 March. The winning team in the older age group came from Viljandi Gymnasium, in the younger age group from Tartu Veeriku School.

European Statistics Competition

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Foreign trade, January 2020

news release no 29

According to Statistics Estonia, in January 2020, compared to January 2019, the exports of goods decreased by 1% and imports by 9%. While overall exports declined, there was an increase in the exports of agricultural products and food preparations, and in particular, cereals.

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Production of industrial output and energy, January 2020

news release no 28

According to Statistics Estonia, in January 2020, the production of industrial enterprises decreased by 11% compared to January 2019. Production decreased in manufacturing as well as in energy and mining.

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Carriage of passengers, 2019

news release no 27

According to Statistics Estonia, Estonian transport enterprises served nearly 222 million passengers in 2019, which is 6% more than the previous year. The carriage of passengers increased in road, rail and water transport, but decreased in air transport.

Passenger transport by road and rail increased over the year

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Consumer price index, February 2020

news release no 26

According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the consumer price index in February 2020 was 0.5% compared to January 2020 and 2.0% compared to February of the previous year.

Consumer price index affected the most by food prices

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Accommodation, January 2020

news release no 25

According to Statistics Estonia, 223,000 tourists stayed in Estonian accommodation establishments in January. Their total number of nights spent was 411,000. 58% of the tourists were foreign tourists and 42% were domestic tourists.

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Average wages and salaries, 4th quarter 2019

news release no 24
The news release was corrected on 03.03.2020. Please consider the text marked in red as correct.

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2019, the average monthly gross wages and salaries of Estonian enterprises, institutions and organisations were 1,407 euros, i.e. 7.4% higher than in 2018. The average monthly gross wages and salaries were higher in the second and fourth quarters.

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