Estonia: retail trade turnover up in February 2019

According to Statistics Estonia, the turnover of retail trade enterprises increased by 5% at constant prices in February compared to the same month last year, reaching EUR 527.5 million. The turnover of shops selling manufactured goods increased by 6%. The greatest increase was reported for shops selling textiles, clothing and footwear, with sales increasing by…

Estonia: 2019 economic growth to fall below 3%

Estonia’s 2019 economic growth is forecast to fall below 3%, while rapid wage growth is expected to attract growing numbers of foreign labor, according to the latest economic forecast published by Luminor. “Estonia’s strong GDP growth of 3.9% in 2018 is expected to follow a general moderation trend evident in external markets, and fall below…

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…