THE MOST IMPORTANT INDICATORS OF THE ESTONIAN ECONOMY


06.96 06.95 05.96 Average of last 3 months (03\96 - 05\96) Average of last 12 months (06\95 - 05\96)
1. Economic growth index 1,096 1,046 1,064 1,007 0,999
2. Number of unemployed and unemployment rate




2.1. number of registered unemployed (end of month) 18 349 15 525 19 236 19 512 16 248
2.2. total number of unemployed job-seekers per month 35 092 34 534 39 134 39 548 36 190
2.3. registered unemployed (% of the working-age population) 2,2 1,8 2,3 2,3 1,9
2.4. unemployed job-seekers (% of the working-age population) 4,1 4,1 4,6 4,6 4,3
2.5. unemployed job-seekers (% of the unemployed and job-seekers) 5,2 5,1 5,8 5,8 5,3
3. Prices




3.1. consumer price index 1,007 1,023 1,006 1,013 1,020
3.2. producer price index 1,022 0,996 0,999 1,003 1,011
3.3. export price index 0,996 1,034 1,000 0,999 1,011
3.4. real effective exchange rate index (REER) of the kroon 0,998 0,987 0,992 1,002 1,004
4. Foreign trade (EEK mn)




4.1. export 1 793 1 835 2 077 1 967 1 865
4.2. import 2 800 2 457 2 987 2 947 2 670
4.3. net balance -1 007 -622 -910 -980 -805
4.4. balance / import -0,36 -0,25 -0,30 -0,33 -0,30
5. Foreign loans (EEK mn, excl. IMF)




5.1. government loans (total) 4 073 4 176 3 929 3 839 3 951
5.2. foreign debt* 2 263 1 574 2 228 2 146 1 914
5.3. foreign loans' servicing costs 25,7 30,0 9,5 10,9 16,6
6. Budget (EEK mn)




6.1. central and municipal budget revenue 1 195,4 996,4 1 079,5 1 050,5 959,1
6.2. central and municipal budget expenditures 1 305,9 1 052,4 1 217,3 1 167,7 1 009,4
7. Population growth




7.1. births (live) 1 108 1 150 1 262 1 203 1 121
7.2. deaths 1 435 1 656 1 549 1 581 1 689
7.3. natural increase of the population -327 -506 -287 -378 -568
8. Real and nominal wage (EEK per month)




8.1. nominal wage (gross) 3 280 2 657 2 865 2 831 2 626
8.2. change compared to previous month (index) 1,145 1,170 1,002 1,030 1,020
8.3. real wage compared to January 1993 1 223 1 237 1 076 1 074 1 097
8.4. change compared to previous month (index) 1,137 1,144 0,996 1,017 1,000
9. Disposable income per household member (EEK)




9.1. nominal net income 1 492 ** 1 440 1 364 **
9.2. change compared to previous month (index) 1,036 ** 1,057 1,053 **
9.3. real net income compared to January 1993 557 ** 541 517 **
9.4. change compared to previous month (index) 1,029 ** 1,051 1,039 **
10. Economic inequality




10.1. Gini coefficient 0,384 ** 0,362 0,351 **
10.2. income decile X / decile I 15,0 ** 12,7 11,5 **

* the size of foreign debt (disbursements minus repayments of loans) is published since January 1996
** 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 July 1995