07.06.2018
Kristo Aab Economist at Eesti Pank
  • The current account indicates more investment activity than earlier
  • The key economic indicators are distorted by large individual transactions
  • There were no major changes in the funding of the economy from abroad... more
08.03.2018
Kristo Aab Economist at Eesti Pank
  • The biggest boost to the current account surplus came from exports of services
  • The inflow of direct investment was at the same level as in 2016
  • The threat of external imbalances has declined

The year... more

07.12.2017
Kristo Aab Economist at Eesti Pank
  • Growth in investment has led to increased imports
  • The movement of capital was affected by structural changes in the financial sector
  • During the first three quarters this year, 40% more foreign direct investment was... more
07.09.2017
Kristo Aab Economist at Eesti Pank
  • The surplus on the current account was smaller than it was a year previously
  • The inflow of direct investment continued thanks to individual sectors
  • Pension funds are setting the tone for foreign investment from... more
08.06.2017
Kristo Aab Economist at Eesti Pank
  • The current account was unusually in surplus in the first quarter
  • More was paid back in debt liabilities to investors than was received as new investment in the country
  • The threat of external imbalance in the economy... more
09.03.2017
Kristo Aab Economist at Eesti Pank
  • The current account surplus for 2016 was the largest since independence was regained at 2.7% of GDP
  • Reinvested income is preferred to new money for use in investment
  • The net international investment position... more
08.09.2016
Kristo Aab Economist at Eesti Pank
  • The current account surplus was smaller than that of a year ago
  • Exports from the main branches of services other than transport services are at record levels
  • Flows of direct investment were in balance

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09.06.2016
Kristo Aab Economist at Eesti Pank
  • Imports of goods increased again after four quarters of decline
  • Imports of services declined because exports of transport and travel services were down
  • The Estonian economy was a net borrower again after two years... more
10.03.2016
Kristo Aab Economist at Eesti Pank
  • The current account surplus of 394 million euros in 2015 was twice as large as in 2014
  • Imports of goods declined faster in 2015 than exports of goods did
  • Estonian assets abroad increased in the fourth quarter by more... more
09.12.2015
Kristo Aab Economist at Eesti Pank

The current account surplus stood at 159 million euros in the third quarter of this year, which was equal to around 3% of the GDP of the quarter. The surplus was 67 million euros larger than in the third quarter of last year, but the growth... more

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