Governor of Eesti Pank Ardo Hansson emphasised in his opening speech at an international conference on statistics today the importance of reliable and internationally comparable figures for making economic and monetary policy.

Ardo Hansson spoke of the importance of statistics... more


On Monday 25 April, experts on statistics from Estonia and neighbouring countries will speak at an international conference in the Estonia opera hall about the role of statistics in a modern information society, the expectations and needs of users of statistics today, potential developments for... more

  • The primary residence in the most valuable asset of Estonian households as its value accounts for roughly half of that of all assets
  • One fifth of the real assets of households are the assets of businesses that they own and that they work for
  • The largest part of the... more

In 2015 Estonia was again a net lender to other countries. Net external funding was made up of the investments of pension funds in securities and the claims of the general government against the European Union. Pension funds invested 224 million euros in foreign securities, while the foreign... more

Tarass Snitsarenko Eesti Pank Statistics Department
  • The number of foreign visitors was the same in 2015 as it was in 2014, as 6.2 million trips were made to Estonia and around 1.3 billion euros were spent here
  • Estonian residents made some 4 million trips to... more

The flash estimate1 put the Estonian current account at 42 million euros in surplus in November 2015. The deficit on the goods account was larger than that in November 2014, and the surplus on the services account was smaller. Exports of goods and services contracted over the year, but imports... more


The flash estimate1 put the Estonian current account at 29 million euros in surplus in October 2015. The deficit on the goods account narrowed as imports fell faster than exports. Exports and imports of services also shrank, as turnover of travel services increased slightly but the figures for... more


The net outflow of capital shown in the financial account of the balance of payments was 214 million euros in the third quarter of 2015 because of investments by pension funds and the general government in debt securities. The general government invested 125 million euros in foreign debt... more


The flash estimate1 put the Estonian current account balance at close to zero in September 2015. Exports and imports of goods and investment income were both down in September, while exports of services and other income increased at the same time. The total volume of credit and debit on the... more

Tarass Snitsarenko Analyst of Statistics Department

A record number of visitors from abroad came to Estonia in the third quarter, with 2.1 million visits, which is 4% more than in the third quarter of last year. There were one third more visitors from Asian countries and they... more

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