THE MOST IMPORTANT INDICATORS OF THE ESTONIAN ECONOMY


09-97 09-96 08-97 Average
of last
3 months
(06.97-08.97)
Average
of last
12 months
(09.96-08.97)
1. Prices




   1.1. consumer price index 1,006 1,006 1,006 1,006 1,009
   1.2. producer price index 0,998 1,010 1,013 1,008 1,008
   1.3. export price index 0,995 1,013 1,005 1,006 1,008
   1.4. real effective exchange rate index (REER) of the kroon 1,014 0,999 0,999 0,992 1,001
2. Foreign trade (EEK mn)




   2.1. exports 3 803 2 098 3 317 3 037 2 691
   2.2. imports 5 176 3 170 4 898 4 762 4 178
   2.3. net balance -1 373 -1 072 -1 581 -1 725 -1 487
   2.4. balance / imports -0,27 -0,34 -0,32 -0,36 -0,36
3. Budget (EEK mn)




   3.1. central and municipal budget revenue 1 535,5 1 259,3 1 455,8 1 672,7 1 506,9
   3.2. central and municipal budget expenditures 1 308,0 1 171,5 1 343,0 1 484,0 1 448,0
    o/w social welfare 621,3 601,7 642,7 733,9 725,5
           economy 316,5 312,7 351,8 331,4 304,3
           administration 132,8 116,9 125,6 146,7 154,6
4. Population growth




   4.1. births (live) 1 072 1 003 1 009 1 096 1 056
   4.2. deaths 1 506 1 402 1 397 1 476 1 518
   4.3. natural increase of the population -434 -399 -388 -380 -462
5. Number of unemployed and unemployment rate




   5.1. number of registered unemployed (end of month) 16 887 17 336 16 451 17 713 19 621
   5.2. total number of unemployed job-seekers
per month
30 719 35 867 30 094 31 278 36 090
   5.3. registered unemployed (% of the working-age
population)
2,0 2,0 1,9 2,1 2,3
   5.4. unemployed job-seekers (% of the working-age
population)
3,6 4,2 3,5 3,6 4,2
   5.5. unemployed job-seekers (% of the employed
and job-seekers)
4,6 5,3 4,5 4,7 5,4
6. Nominal and real wages (EEK per month)




   6.1. nominal wages (gross) 3,655* 3 010 3,445* 3 713 3 378
   6.2. change compared to previous month (index) 1,061 1,067 0,916 0,986 1,017
   6.3. real wages compared to January 1994 1 679 1 544 1 592 1 725 1 643
   6.4. change compared to previous month (index) 1,055 1,061 0,911 0,981 1,008

* prognosis of the Ministry of Social Affairs

Explanation to the Table