THE MOST IMPORTANT INDICATORS OF THE ESTONIAN ECONOMY


08-97 08-96 07-97 Average
of last
3 months
(05\97-07\97)
Average
of last
12 months
(08\96-07\97)
1. Prices




   1.1. consumer price index 1,006 0,997 1,003 1,010 1,009
   1.2. producer price index 1,013 1,003 1,007 1,012 1,008
   1.3. export price index 1,005 0,996 1,007 1,006 1,008
   1.4. real effective exchange rate index (REER) of the kroon 0,999 1,006 0,980 0,999 1,001
2. Foreign trade (EEK mn)




   2.1. exports 3 317 2 129 3 073 3 037 2 691
   2.2. imports 4 898 3 084 4 811 4 763 4 178
   2.3. net balance -1581 -955 -1738 -1726 -1486
   2.4. balance / imports -0,32 -0,31 -0,36 -0,36 -0,36
3. Budget (EEK mn)




   3.1. central and municipal budget revenue 1 455,8 1 150,2 2 008,1 1 647,0 1 353,5
   3.2. central and municipal budget expenditures 1 343,0 1 137,1 1 537,8 1 516,0 1 339,2
    o/w social welfare 642,7 519,1 686,9 762,3 663,5
           economy 351,8 298,1 317,7 318,7 273,4
           administration 125,6 126,0 149,7 171,9 143,6
4. Population growth




   4.1. births (live) 1 009 1 107 1 220 1 130 1 064
   4.2. deaths 1 399 1 398 1 517 1 514 1 518
   4.3. natural increase of the population -390 -291 -297 -384 -454
5. Number of unemployed and unemployment rate




   5.1. number of registered unemployed (end of month) 16 451 17 286 17 996 19 068 19 691
   5.2. total number of unemployed job-seekers
per month
30 094 34 946 31 462 33 398 36 494
   5.3. registered unemployed (% of the working-age
population)
1,9 2,0 2,1 2,2 2,3
   5.4. unemployed job-seekers (% of the working-age
population)
3,5 4,1 3,7 3,9 4,3
   5.5. unemployed job-seekers (% of the employed
and job-seekers)
4,5 5,2 4,7 5,0 5,4
6. Nominal and real wages (EEK per month)




   6.1. nominal wages (gross) 3,445* 2 820 3,760* 3 762 3 326
   6.2. change compared to previous month (index) 0,916 0,907 0,956 1,029 1,016
   6.3. real wages compared to January 1994 1 592 1 455 1 748 1 756 1 632
   6.4. change compared to previous month (index) 0,911 0,909 0,953 1,019 1,007

* prognosis of the Ministry of Social Affairs

Explanation to the Table