03.08.2020 Eesti Pank issued 318 million euros of cash in the second quarter of 2020

The central bank issued more than 316 million euros of banknotes into circulation in the second quarter of 2020 and 1.7 million euros of coins, while 178 million euros of banknotes were returned.

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23.07.2020 Banking sector profits are still solid despite loan provisions

The banks operating in Estonia are making more provisions due to the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus, whereas the volume of provisions is still relatively small. Banking sector profits reached ...

21.07.2020 The volume of domestic payments remained the same in the second quarter, while that of cross-border payments increased
 

The payment statistics for July 2020 will be published on 24 August 2020 at 08.00. See also the release calendar   
A statistical release on the payment statistics for the third quarter ...

16.07.2020 The emergency situation did not substantially impact the Estonian economy in the first quarter
 

Eesti Pank will publish the statistics for the financial account for the second quarter of 2020 on 12 October 2020 at 08.00.
See also the release calendar for statistics

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15.07.2020 The emergency situation led people in Estonia to use contactless payments more in the second quarter

The banks raised the limit on contactless payments from 25 euros to 50 euros at the end of March to reduce contact with terminals during the emergency situation and so help restrain the spread of the ...