14.01.2019

The flash estimate1 put the Estonian current account at 114 million euros in surplus in November 2018. The surplus on the goods and services account increased by 30 million euros from a year earlier to 163 million euros. Goods exports were up by 11% over the year and imports by 7%, and so the... more

14.12.2018

The flash estimate1 put the Estonian current account at 65 million euros in surplus in October 2018. The surplus on the goods and services account decreased by a tenth from a year earlier to 72 million euros. Exports and imports of goods were the largest of the year, as goods exports were up by... more

06.12.2018
  Ilmar Lepik Economist at Eesti Pank

Estonian exports of goods and services have grown more slowly in the first nine months of 2018 than in 2017, and imports have grown faster. Exports may have grown more slowly not only because growth in foreign demand has stalled, but also... more

06.12.2018
  • The surplus on the current account of the Estonian balance of payments was 77 million euros in the third quarter of 2018, or 1.2% of GDP, which was less than one third of the surplus in the third quarter of 2017. The decline in the surplus was mainly caused by substantial growth in the... more
13.11.2018

The flash estimate1 put the Estonian current account at 68 million euros in surplus in September 2018. Turnover was up on the previous September for both goods and services, though faster growth in imports meant the total surplus of goods and services shrank to 120 million euros. Goods exports... more

15.10.2018

The flash estimate1 put the Estonian current account at 43 million euros in surplus in August 2018. Turnover was up on the previous August for both goods and services, though faster growth in imports meant the total surplus of goods and services shrank to 108 million euros. Goods exports... more

05.10.2018
The Balance of Payments Yearbook is a longer analysis of annual external sector statistics, which includes a number of graphs. In addition, the yearbook contains a chapter on the methodology: balance of payments terms and definitions, the compilation system, the legal basis, data protection, and... more
28.09.2018
  • The surplus on the current account of the Estonian balance of payments reached a new record level in 2017
  • Exports and imports of both goods and services increased last year, with services exports doing so fastest of all
  • Estonia is one of the bigger recipients of direct... more
13.09.2018

The flash estimate1 put the Estonian current account at 11 million euros in surplus in July 2018. Turnover was up strongly on the previous July for both goods and services, though faster growth in imports meant the total surplus of goods and services shrank by 69 million euros. Exports and... more

06.09.2018
Ilmar Lepik Adviser at Eesti Pank

Economic activity increased in the second quarter of 2018, and as a result the growth in goods exports recovered. The surplus in net exports of services meant that the external balance of the economy improved and the current account was in... more

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