THE MOST IMPORTANT INDICATORS OF THE ESTONIAN ECONOMY*


02-97 02-96 01-97 12-96 Average
of last
3 months
(11\96 - 01\97)
Average
of last
12 months
(02\96 - 01\97)
1. Prices





1.1. consumer price index 1,009 1,033 1,014 1,007 1,009 1,010
1.2. producer price index 1,008 1,009 1,009 1,003 1,004 1,007
1.3. export price index 1,011 1,002 1,014 1,010 1,009 1,004
1.4. real effective exchange rate index (REER) of the kroon 0,995 1,035 0,997 0,994 1,001 1,005
2. Foreign trade (EEK mn)





2.1. exports 2 782 1 752 2 440 2 323 2 474 2 108
2.2. imports 3 881 2 535 3 608 4 294 4 020 3 289
2.3. net balance -1 099 -782 -1 168 -1 971 -1 546 -1 181
2.4. balance / import -0,28 -0,31 -0,32 -0,46 -0,38 -0,36
3. Budget (EEK mn)





3.1. central and municipal budget revenue 1 110,9 990,4 1 228,2 1 452,2 1 319,0 1 208,4
3.2. central and municipal budget expenditures 1 219,7 1 041,4 1 027,4 1 603,8 1 319,2 1 230,6
o/w social welfare 611,3 504,9 543,2 805,1 654,6 613,1
economy 211,3 202,9 173,9 286,9 239,2 261,0
administration 135,2 108,9 140,2 182,4 154,0 128,9
4. Population growth





4.1. births (live) 944 1 045 1 174 954 1 020 1 101
4.2. deaths 1 528 1 777 1 731 1 621 1 578 1 552
4.3. natural increase of the population -584 -732 -557 -667 -558 -451
5. Number of unemployed and unemployment rate





5.1. number of registered unemployed (end of month) 22 054 18 570 21 006 19 686 19 941 18 859
5.2. total number of unemployed job-seekers per month 38 217 40 614 39 198 37 348 38 052 37 836
5.3. registered unemployed (% of the working-age
population)
2,6 2,2 2,4 2,3 2,3 2,2
5.4. unemployed job-seekers (% of the working-age
population)
4,5 4,8 4,6 4,3 4,4 4,4
5.5. unemployed job-seekers (% of the employed
and job-seekers)
5,7 6,0 5,8 5,5 5,6 5,6
6. Nominal and real wage (EEK per month)





6.1. nominal wage (gross) 3 220 2 620 3 150 3 620 3 318 3 035
6.2. change compared to previous month (index) 1,022 1,023 0,861 1,152 1,002 1,017
6.3. real wage compared to January 1994 1 584 1 418 1 564 1 822 1 666 1 564
6.4. change compared to previous month (index) 1,013 0,991 0,849 1,144 0,993 1,007

* Data on Estonia's foreign debt are published once a quarter in the statistical appendix of the bulletin.

Explanation to the Table