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14.05.2015 High rates of labour market participation offset the decline in the working age population
Annual growth in employment accelerated to 2.9% in the first quarter of 2015, while unemployment stood at 6.6%. The low comparison base from the first quarter of 2014 played a part in the rapid...
14.05.2015 The current account was in deficit in March
The flash estimate1 put the Estonian current account at 62 million euros in deficit in March 2015. Exports of both goods and services were higher than in March last year and imports of...
14.05.2015 There were fewer visits to Estonia and fewer trips abroad by Estonians in the first quarter of 2015
There were 10% fewer visits to Estonia by non-residents in the first quarter than in the first quarter of 2014. The biggest change was in the number of tourists coming from Russia to Estonia, which...
12.05.2015 The strengthening of the European economy was counterbalanced by the falling exchange rate of the rouble
The flash estimate from Statistics Estonia shows that the economy grew in the first quarter by 1.2% year-on-year and declined by 0.3% quarter-on-quarter. This is weaker than was expected in the...
08.05.2015 A cheaper euro will affect inflation in the coming months
Data from Statistics Estonia show that consumer prices were 0.5% higher in April than in March, but the cost of the consumer basket was 0.1% lower than a year earlier. The fall in prices was mainly...