01.09.2015 Lower tax rates and prices lifted real wage income
Data from Statistics Estonia show that the growth in average gross wages accelerated to 5.8% in the second quarter of 2015, from 4.5% in the first quarter. Tax changes that took effect this year...
31.08.2015 Estonia stands out for the high rate of card usage and low rate of fraud
In Estonia, as in Finland, bank cards are used a lot, but there is relatively little card fraud...
26.08.2015 The loan and lease portfolio of Estonian companies and households was 4.1% larger in July than a year earlier
The volume of loans and leases to Estonian companies and households increased by 259 million euros in July to 15.8 billion euros. The financing portfolio increased by 4.1% over the year....
14.08.2015 Wages and productivity became better aligned in the second quarter
Statistics Estonia estimates that employment increased by 1.7% in the second quarter of 2015, and that the unemployment rate stood at 6.5%. Seasonally adjusted, more people were employed than in...
13.08.2015 Transactions on the financial account set the tone for the balance of payments in June
The flash estimate1 put the Estonian current account at 39 million euros in surplus in June 2015. Exports of goods were the same as a year ago, but the inflow of primary income2<...