40% companies without homepage

The growth in the amount of homepages has been modest – 35 pct of companies had homepage in 2001 and 60 pct of companies have it now, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications announced.

“Inactivity of creating homepages is a sing that companies, primarily smaller and with smaller turnover haven’t notice the importance of internet as marketing and sales channel. At the survey from the past two years show growth among those companies which want to sell their products and services through homepage. One might expect a certain breakthrough here in the future,” Mait Heidelberg, the Ministry’s IT advisor commented.

The survey shows that the number of ID-card used has grown continuously since 2005. When in 2005 2 pct of companies used ID-card to identify themselves and 1 pct to give digital signatures, then currently 27 pct of companies used the card of identifying and 29 pct of them used it to give digital signatures. 

Primarily bigger companies with annual turnover more than EEK 10 mln use ID card.

Source: BBN

Producer price indices in February

According to Statistics Estonia, in February 2009 the percentage change in the producer price index was -0.3% compared to January and 2.0% compared to February 2008.

In February compared to the previous month the producer price index was more than average influenced by the decrease in prices in energy supply and in mining and by the increase in prices in the manufacture of chemicals and chemical products. Compared to February 2008 the prices increased most in energy supply and in mining.

Economic activity January 2009 –
February 2009, %
February 2008 –
February 2009, %
TOTAL -0.3 2.0
Energy supply -1.9 33.8
Mining -0.2 18.9
Manufacturing -0.2 -0.9

In February 2009 the percentage change in the export price index was -0.4% compared to January 2009 and -1.5% compared to February 2008.

In February compared to the previous month, the export price index was more than average influenced by the decrease in prices in the manufacture of metals, in the manufacture of textiles, in the manufacture of food products and in the manufacture of rubber and plastic products and by the increase in prices in the manufacture of chemicals and chemical products.

In February 2009 the percentage change in the import price index was 0.3% compared to January 2009 and -3.8% compared to February 2008.

In February compared to the previous month, the import price index was more than average influenced by the increase in prices of mineral fuels and wearing apparel and by the decrease in prices of metals and wood and wood products.

Source: Statistics Estonia