Estonia: Nordica passenger numbers up in 2018

The number of passengers carried by Nordic Aviation Group AS, Estonia’s national airline operating under the Nordica brand, increased by 22% YoY, to 760,000 in 2018. Nordica route network manager Mart Sibrik said that 680,000 passengers, representing the lion’s share thereof, flew on the Tallinn route network, while the remaining passengers were served on domestic…

Estonia: consumer price index up in January 2019

According to Statistics Estonia, the consumer change index changed by -0.2% compared to December 2018, and increased by 2.7% YoY in January. Goods were 1.5% and services 4.9% more expensive compared to January 2018. Regulated prices of goods and services increased by 4%, and non-regulated prices by 2.3%. The consumer price index was affected the…

Estonia: Centre to expand free public transport

Public transport in Tallinn is currently free for all registered residents of the capital city. The coalition Centre Party, however, intends to expand free public transport in Tallinn to all Estonian residents, part of a broader effort to ultimately provide free transport throughout Estonia. According to Centre Party board member Toomas Vitsut, the time has…

Estonia: November 2018 industrial production up

According to the information released by Statistics Estonia morning, the production of industrial enterprises increased by 8% YoY in November 2018, with production increasing in manufacturing and energy, but decreasing in mining. Total production in manufacturing in November 2018 increased by 8%, with over half of all industry branches exceeding its 2017 November volumes. This…

Estonia: retail turnover up in November 2018

According to information released by Statistics Estonia, in November 2018, the turnover of retail trade enterprises totaled EUR 604 million, accelerating from 3% growth YoY in October to 5% growth at constant prices. The turnover of stores selling manufactured goods increased by 10% YoY. Turnover increased in most economic activities, except in stores selling second-hand…

Estonia: Port of Tallinn welcomes Christmas Cruise

On December 25, 2018 the vessel Baltic Princess brought Finnish tourists on a Christmas-themed cruise to enjoy the Christmas Spirit in Tallinn, the Port of Tallinn says in a press release. “Winter cruises are a good opportunity to enjoy besides the usual sights of Tallinn, several Christmas-themed activities and explore the Estonian Christmas season customs,”…

Estonia: Riigikogu adopts 2019 state budget

The Riigikogu has adopted Estonia’s 2019 state budget, the total volume of which exceeds EUR 11 billion. Altogether 52 MPs voted in favor and 46 against the 2019 State Budget Act, spokespeople for the Riigikogu said. 23 proposed amendments submitted ahead of the third reading of the state budget bill were reviewed on December 12,…