THE MOST IMPORTANT INDICATORS OF THE ESTONIAN ECONOMY


04.96 04.95 03.96 02.96 Average of last 3 months (01\96-03\96) Average of last 12 months (04\95-03\96)
1. Economic growth index 1,028 1,034 0,925 0,963 0,948 0,993
2. Number of unemployed and unemployment rate





2.1. number of registered unemployed (end of month) 19 814 16 806 19 487 18 570 18 402 15 787
2.2. total number of unemployed job-seekers per month 39 807 36 307 39 702 40 614 40 131 35 653
2.3. registered unemployed (% of the working-age population) 2,3 2,0 2,3 2,2 2,2 1,9
2.4. unemployed job-seekers (% of the working-age population) 4,7 4,3 4,7 4,8 4,7 4,2
2.5. unemployed job-seekers (% of the unemployed and job-seekers) 5,9 5,3 5,9 6,0 5,9 5,2
3. Prices





3.1. consumer price index 1,018 1,010 1,016 1,033 1,028 1,021
3.2. producer price index 0,999 1,001 1,012 1,009 1,014 1,012
3.3. export price index 1,002 0,998 0,995 1,002 1,004 1,009
3.4. real effective exchange rate index (REER) of the kroon 1,009 1,010 1,006 1,035 1,022 1,005
4. Foreign trade (EEK mn)





4.1. export 2 000 1 545 1 823 1 762 1 767 1 796
4.2. import 3 014 2 076 2 838 2 539 2 626 2 553
4.3. net balance -1 014 -531 -1 015 -777 -859 -757
4.4. balance / import -0,34 -0,26 -0,36 -0,31 -0,33 -0,30
5. Foreign loans (EEK mn, excl. IMF)





5.1. government loans (total) 3 794 3 266 3 794 3 670 3 734 3 874
5.2. foreign debt* 2 108 1 529 2 102 2 031 2 073 1 813
5.3. foreign loans' servicing costs 12,8 0,5 10,4 60,4 25,0 15,0
6. Budget (EEK mn)





6.1. central and municipal budget revenue ** 897,1 899,3 990,4 940,3 972,5
6.2. central and municipal budget expenditures ** 767,1 1099,3 1041,4 998,4 991,6
o/w social welfare ** 392,6 558,1 504,9 508,7 504,1
economy ** 170,6 228,2 202,9 196,9 207,4
administration ** 82,8 111,9 108,9 107,1 98,9
7. Population growth





7.1. births (live) 1 245 1 182 1 103 1 045 1 079 1 116
7.2. deaths 1 691 1 843 1 503 1 777 1 835 1 736
7.3. natural increase of the population -446 -661 -400 -732 -756 -620
8. Real and nominal wage (kroons per month)





8.1. nominal wage (gross) 2 860 2 258 2 770 2 620 2 650 2 526
8.2. change compared to previous month (index) 1,032 1,018 1,057 1,024 0,954 1,019
8.3. real wage compared to January 1993 1 081 1 103 1 066 1 024 1 041 1 099
8.4. change compared to previous month (index) 1,014 1,008 1,041 0,991 0,928 0,998
9. Disposable income per household member (EEK)





9.1. nominal net income 1 362 *** 1 291 1 234 1 254 ***
9.2. change compared to previous month (index) 1,056 *** 1,046 0,991 0,973 ***
9.3. real net income compared to January 1993 515 *** 496 482 494 ***
9.4. change compared to previous month (index) 1,037 *** 1,030 0,960 0,947 ***
10. Economic inequality





10.1. Gini coefficient 0,343 *** 0,348 0,330 0,356 ***
10.2. income decile X / decile I 11,6 *** 10,7 11,0 12,7 ***

* the size of foreign debt (disbursements minus repayments of loans) is published since January 1996
** no data available
*** since January 1996, the source of the data on population pecuniary income is the family budget study which was started by the State Statistical Office in June 1995