16.07.2019
Taavi Raudsaar Economist at Eesti Pank

The financial account statistics published by Eesti Pank today show that the growth in the equity of Estonian non-financial enterprises has slowed in the past year and a half. The yearly growth in equity was around 2.5% in the first... more

11.04.2019
Taavi Raudsaar Economist at Eesti Pank

The indebtedness of the companies and households that make up the Estonian private sector, which is shown as the ratio of debt liabilities to GDP, shrank notably in 2018 to 112% at the end of the year as nominal GDP grew quickly. The... more

15.01.2019
Taavi Raudsaar Economist at Eesti Pank

The growth in corporate equity slowed over the first three quarters of 2018. The yearly growth in equity was around 4% by the end of the third quarter, which is a little below the growth in corporate debt. The growth in equity has... more

18.10.2018
Taavi Raudsaar Economist at Eesti Pank
  • Companies took loans from banks and from elsewhere
  • Growth in corporate debt could be a sign of increasing investment
  • Households are borrowing enthusiastically, especially from banks
  • The risks from the... more
24.07.2018
Taavi Raudsaar Economist at Eesti Pank
  • Borrowing by households remained large in June
  • The average interest rate for new housing loans has risen slowly
  • Household and corporate deposits continued to grow strongly

Households continued to... more

25.06.2018
Taavi Raudsaar Economist at Eesti Pank

The growth in demand from households for loans continued as the economic environment was favourable and interest rates low. The value of car leases signed in May was 22% more than a year earlier, and the value of consumer loans taken was... more

20.04.2018
Taavi Raudsaar Economist at Eesti Pank
  • Corporate debt liabilities shrank as investment in fixed assets is low and companies can finance investments from their own funds
  • Domestic borrowing by Estonian companies increased while their borrowing from abroad... more
22.01.2018
Taavi Raudsaar Economist at Eesti Pank
  • Higher incomes have increased the numbers of loan clients and of those able to save
  • Estonian companies largely used their own resources to fund investment in fixed assets
  • The growth in long-term corporate loans... more
18.10.2017
Taavi Raudsaar Economist at Eesti Pank
  • The growth in incomes and savings is helping to offset the risks from credit growth
  • As investment has increased, so long-term corporate debt has grown faster

Rising incomes and a broad tendency to save have... more

23.08.2017
Taavi Raudsaar Economist at Eesti Pank
  • The growth in the stock of household loans has caught up with growth in incomes
  • Interest rates on housing loans have increased slightly in 2017, but they remain low
  • The volume of deposits is growing faster than... more
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