Estonia: unemployment up in April 2018

Estonia was the only country in the EU in which unemployment grew in April, increasing from 5.3% to 5.6%. Overall unemployment in the EU remained at 7.1% compared to March and fell by 0.7% compared to April 2017, it can be seen from data released by Eurostat. In the eurozone, employment decreased by 0.1% MoM…

Estonia: April 2018 retail trade turnover up

According to information released by Statistics Estonia on May 30, this April the turnover of retail trade enterprises increased by 1% YoY at constant prices, totaling EUR 560.4 million. The turnover of stores selling manufactured goods increased by 7%. Turnover increased in most economic activities, except in stores selling second-hand goods and in non-store retail…

Estonia: construction volume up in Q1 2018

According to information released by Statistics Estonia, in the first quarter of 2018 the combined production of Estonian construction enterprises in Estonia and foreign countries increased by 21% YoY, while construction on the domestic market alone increased by 29%. In the first quarter the production value of construction enterprises amounted to EUR 559 million, of…

Estonia: local bank account for e-residents starting business not to be required

Estonia’s Ministry of Justice has introduced a bill to amend the Commercial Code to resolve an issue that has in practice inhibited foreign investors from investing in Estonian private limited companies. Currently, e-residents have either founded or are shareholders in approximately 5,600 businesses registered in Estonia. So few e-residents have registered new businesses thus far…

Estonia: repairs at Riisipere station to begin

Estonian Railways (EVR), the Estonian state-owned railway infrastructure company, is to begin repairwork on the Tallinn-Keila-Riisipere section of rail beginning with Riisipere Station on April 30. “Beginning from April 30 rail work will be carried out on the western part of Riisipere Station,” Riho Vjatkin, head of EVR’s construction service, said in a press release,…