THE MOST IMPORTANT INDICATORS OF THE ESTONIAN ECONOMY as of 3 January 2000(1)

    Period / as of     Change (%) comparing to Source
      Unit Indicator previous period same period of previous year  
1. Industry            
1.1. Industrial sales (at constant prices of corresponding period of previous year) 10.99 %   3,1 5,2 SSO
    11.99 %   4,7 3,2 SSO
2. Consumption            
2.1. Retail sales of retail trade enterprises (at 1995 constant prices) 10.99 %   1 5 SSO
    11.99 %   -1 10 SSO
2.2. New registrations of passenger cars 11.99 pieces 1 558 -17,5 -36,1 MVRC
3. Price indices            
3.1. Consumer price index 11.99 %   0,3 3,2 SSO
3.2. Producer price index 10.99 %   0,6 -0,1 SSO
    11.99 %   0,4 1,3 SSO
3.3. Export price index 10.99 %   3,3 3,1 SSO
    11.99 %   0,8 5,3 SSO
3.4. Import price index 10.99 %   -0,1 3,1 SSO
    11.99 %   0,5 3,3 SSO
3.5. Construction price index 09.99 %   0,4 1,5 SSO
3.6. Estonian kroon real effective exchange rate index (REER) 10.99 %   0,7 -2,7 BoE
    11.99 %   -0,8 -2,5 BoE
4. Labour market and wages            
4.1. Employed persons Q2 1998 thousands 643,0 0,0 -0,7 SSO
4.2. Registered unemployed job-seekers 11.99 thousands 45,5 0,7 40,9 LMB
4.3. Registered unemployed 11.99 thousands 28,2 3,9 46,8 LMB
4.4. % of the population between 16 and pension age 11.99 % 3,2 3.1(2) 2.2(2) LMB
4.5. Average monthly gross wages and salaries(3) Q3 1999 EEK 4 261 -6,4 8,5 SSO
5. General government budget            
5.1. Revenue 01.-11.99 EEK mn 24 214,9     MF
    10.99 EEK mn 2 243,9 1,2   MF
    11.99 EEK mn 2 362,1 5,3   MF
5.2. Expenditures 01.-11.99 EEK mn 27 498,6     MF
    10.99 EEK mn 2 592,6 4,9   MF
    11.99 EEK mn 2 667,7 2,9   MF
5.3. Balance (+/-) 01.-11.99 EEK mn -3 283,7     MF
    10.99 EEK mn -348,7     MF
    11.99 EEK mn -305,6     MF
5.4. Period's revenue to the planned annual revenue 01.-11.99 % 79,9     MF
    10.99 % 7,4     MF
    11.99 % 7,8     MF
6. Foreign trade (special trade system; figures adjusted by Eesti Pank)            
6.1. Exports 10.99 EEK mn 3 051,7 -9,0 -3,5 BoE
6.2. Imports 10.99 EEK mn 4 319,8 -0,4 -8,8 BoE
6.3. Balance 10.99 EEK mn -1 268,1 -984.0(2) -1,574.7(2) BoE
6.4. Foreign trade balance to exports 10.99 % -41,6 -29.3(2) -49.8(2) BoE

(1) In case of each indicator the latest data available at the moment of compiling the bulletin is shown.
(2) Indicators for the period, not changes.
(3) Health insurance benefits are not included in monthly gross wages and salaries starting from 1999 (according to changes in the law, the employer no longer pays sick benefits).

Sources:
State Statistical Office (SSO)
Motor Vehicle Registration Centre (MVRC)
Eesti Pank / Bank of Estonia (BoE)
Labour Market Board (LMB)
Ministry of Finance (MF)