13.11.2018
Rasmus Kattai Economist at Eesti Pank

Each quarter this year, some seven per cent of employees have left their current employer at their own request and started to work for someone else. In a broad sense this means that over a year, one employee in four moves to look for... more

26.04.2018
Rasmus Kattai Economist at Eesti Pank

Having grown strongly until the end of 2017, the euro area economy is now showing the first signs of weakening, and the European Central Bank has forecast slower growth ahead, said Eesti Pank economist Rasmus Kattai at a conference of... more

06.01.2017
Rasmus Kattai Economist at Eesti Pank
  • Inflation was affected most in December by fuel, seasonal goods and air tickets
  • Average inflation in 2016 was close to 0%
  • Inflation will rise to around 3% in 2017

Growth in consumer prices accelerated... more

07.12.2016
Rasmus Kattai Economist at Eesti Pank
  • The price of fuel has lifted inflation and will continue to have an effect
  • Cheaper imports and slower growth in demand have kept inflation in check

Yearly growth in consumer prices rose in November from 0.6% to... more

07.11.2016
Rasmus Kattai Economist at Eesti Pank
  • Most of the rise in prices in October came from a rise in excise
  • Prices of individual items have made inflation more volatile
  • Average inflation this year will remain close to 0%

The Estonian consumer... more

07.10.2016
Rasmus Kattai Economist at Eesti Pank
  • Inflation is low in Estonia, but still amongst the highest in the euro area
  • Without tax rises, prices would have remained at close to the same level as last year
  • Inflation will rise further in the coming months... more
07.09.2016
Rasmus Kattai Economist at Eesti Pank
  • The rise in excise aided the exit from deflation
  • Prices for food have risen rapidly in recent months
  • Prices will continue to rise moderately in the second half of the year

Consumer prices were 0.3%... more

05.08.2016
Rasmus Kattai Economist at Eesti Pank
  • External environment price pressures remain weak, although some commodities have become more expensive
  • Oil price, which has a major impact on the cost of the consumer basket, went down again in July
  • Domestic price... more
07.06.2016
Rasmus Kattai Economist at Eesti Pank
  • The price level was lower in May than a year earlier, but consumer prices have climbed consistently since the start of this year
  • At the start of the year the oil price started its next cyclical rise, helping consumer prices... more
06.05.2016
Rasmus Kattai Economist at Eesti Pank
  • he fall in the price level was again mainly due to cheaper energy
  • Services prices are rising, reflecting wage and inflation pressures in Estonia
  • The price of industrial goods has not reacted to rises in incomes... more
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