With inflation remaining low, expectations for it falling and the economy in the euro area staying weak, the Governing Council of the European Central Bank decided at its meeting in September 2019 to ease monetary policy with a varied package of measures. One of these measures was that monthly... more
- The Estonian economy will grow by 3.4% this year and 2.3% in 2020
- Growth in the economy will slow in the next three years as the outlook for foreign markets is poor and the previously strong growth in employment will start to fade
- Unemployment will rise in... more
The Estonian economy grew by 4.2% over the year in the third quarter and by 1% over the quarter. The growth was driven by exporting branches, while one-off factors also played a large role.
Global trade is being restrained by trade... more
Statistics Estonia estimates that the economy grew by 4.2% in the third quarter over the year. This was a little faster than in the second quarter when the growth was 3.8%. The faster growth in the third quarter was an exception in the wider... more
Among the presenters at the Äriplaan 2019 economic conference on Thursday was Eesti Pank Governor Ardo Hansson, who said that the past couple of years have been good for the Estonian economy, but a slower rate of growth is to be expected in future.
The past couple of years have been kind... more
- An improved external environment and higher productivity are boosting economic growth
- Rising food and energy prices will put an end in the second half of the year to the deflation that has been present for two years
- Wage pressures have not eased, and growth in the... more
Governor of Eesti Pank Ardo Hansson told the Riigikogu on Tuesday that the Estonian government has acted correctly by keeping its budget in balance, as now is not the time from the economy’s perspective to increase spending significantly.
He explained that the central bank does not give... more
The Estonian state should not rush to borrow money that is exceptionally cheap because of central bank policies and to increase the national debt, because the Estonian economy is not currently in need of any additional stimulus, says Ardo Hansson, Governor of Eesti Pank.
He does however... more