06.12.2019
Sulev Pert Economist at Eesti Pank

Data from Statistics Estonia show that yearly growth in prices picked up to 1.8% in November. A similar slight rise in inflation was also felt in other euro area countries. Consumer prices in Estonia were 0.2% lower than in the previous... more

07.10.2019
Sulev Pert Economist at Eesti Pank

According to Statistics Estonia, consumer prices were up 2.2% from last year in September. Price hikes are declining however, both in the euro area and in Estonia. Inflation in the euro area fell from 1% in August to 0.9% in September, but... more

03.10.2019

The latest economic forecast from Eesti Pank expects the economy to grow by 3% this year, and by about 2% in the next two years. As demand for labour subsides in the cooling economy, wages are expected to rise more slowly from next year. The years of high inflation have also ended.

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28.08.2019
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank

Data from Statistics Estonia show the average gross wage in the second quarter of the year was 1419 euros, which was 7.4% more than a year earlier. The rate of growth was a little slower than in 2018. The growth in wages continues to be... more

14.08.2019
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank
  • The labour market remains favourable for employees
  • The unemployment rate was 5.1% in the second quarter
  • The number of short-term workers from abroad rose noticeably
  • Employers in industry have become... more
07.08.2019
Sulev Pert Economist at Eesti Pank

The price level in Estonia in July was 2.1% higher than a year earlier, but was 0.1% lower than in June. The cut in the excise on alcohol had a substantial impact on this. Inflation has also weakened in foreign markets.

The lower... more

17.06.2019
The Estonian Economy and Monetary Policy is an Eesti Pank review released four times a year that summarises the main recent events in the global and Estonian economies. Twice a year, in June and December, the review also contains a full forecast for the Estonian economy, while in March and... more
12.06.2019

The Estonian economy will grow by 3.3% this year and 2.1% next. Growth in the economy will slow as export markets are weaker than before and there are still shortages of labour in Estonia. Wages will continue to rise despite the slower economic growth, but they will do so at a lower rate. Rising... more

31.05.2019
Kaspar Oja Economist at Eesti Pank

Data from Statistics Estonia show that Estonian GDP was up 4.5% in the first quarter over the year, and by 0.5% over the quarter, adjusted seasonally and for the number of working days. Growth in the economy will slow in future and in this... more

29.05.2019
Orsolya Soosaar Economist at Eesti Pank

Statistics Estonia finds that the average gross wage in the first quarter of this year was 1341 euros a month, which is up 7.9% on a year earlier. The average wage has been rising faster in the public sector than in the private sector... more

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