THE MOST IMPORTANT INDICATORS OF THE ESTONIAN ECONOMY


01-98 01-97 12-97 Average
of last
3 months
(10.97-12.97)
Average
of last
12 months
(01.97-12.97)
1. Prices




   1.1. consumer price index 1,030 1,014 1,008 1,008 1,010
   1.2. producer price index 1,016 1,009 1,000 1,001 1,006
   1.3. export price index 1,012 1,014 1,003 0,998 1,004
   1.4. real effective exchange rate (REER) index of the kroon 1,023 0,997 1,000 1,010 1,004
2. Foreign trade (EEK mn) (1)




   2.1. exports 2 523 1 780 2 608 2 866 2 402
   2.2. imports 3 987 2 763 4 530 4 819 3 903
   2.3. net balance -1 464 -983 -1 922 -1 953 -1 501
   2.4. balance / exports -0,58 -0,55 -0,74 -0,68 -0,62
3. Budget (EEK mn)




   3.1. central and municipal budget revenue 1 276,8 1 228,2 1 847,1 1 680,4 1 488,4
   3.2. central and municipal budget expenditures 1 193,8 1 027,4 2 208,6 1 611,0 1 406,9
    o/w social welfare 646,5 543,2 1 056,7 786,0 706,8
           economy 187,1 173,9 394,9 332,7 285,7
           administration 150,8 140,2 255,4 176,9 151,7
4. Population growth




   4.1. births (live) 1 024 1 174 929 947 1 050
   4.2. deaths 1 663 1 731 1 763 1 599 1 548
   4.3. natural increase of the population -639 -557 -834 -652 -498
5. Number of unemployed and unemployment rate




   5.1. number of registered unemployed (end of month) 19 190 21 006 18 313 17 769 19 253
   5.2. total number of unemployed job-seekers per month 33 406 39 198 30 640 31 157 34 061
   5.3. registered unemployed (% of the working-age
population)
2,2 2,4 2,1 2,1 2,2
   5.4. unemployed job-seekers (% of the working-age
population)
3,9 4,6 3,6 3,6 4,0
   5.5. unemployed job-seekers (% of the employed
and job-seekers)
5,0 5,8 4,6 4,6 5,1

(1) From the present issue Eesti Pank will publish foreign trade statistics by special trade system, according to which transactions in customs warehouses between third countries are not taken into account.

Explanation to the Table