Production increased in manufacturing and in energy

According to Statistics Estonia, in April 2018, the production of industrial enterprises increased by 2% compared to April 2017. Production increased in manufacturing and in energy, but decreased in mining.

In April, the total production in manufacturing was 1% higher compared to the corresponding month of 2017. In April, over a half of the branches of industry exceeded the volume of the same month of the previous year. The growth in production was mostly due to an increase in the manufacture of food products, electronic equipment, and machinery and equipment. Production increased considerably also in the manufacture of chemical products and refined petroleum products. Among the branches of industry with larger shares, production fell in the manufacture of building materials, textiles and furniture.

In April, 69% of the total production of manufacturing was sold to the external market. According to unadjusted data, sales of manufacturing production for exports increased by 11% and sales to the domestic market increased by 10% compared to April 2017.

In April 2018, compared to March, the seasonally adjusted total industrial production decreased by 1%. The production of manufacturing remained at the level of the previous month.

Compared to April 2017, the production of electricity increased by 11% and the production of heat by 30%.

Volume index of production in manufacturing and its trend, January 2009 – April 2018

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The production of industrial enterprises rose 8 pct

According to the preliminary data of Statistics Estonia, in 2017, the production of industrial enterprises rose 8% compared to the previous year. Production volume increased in energy, mining and manufacturing.

In 2017, the total production in manufacturing was 7% higher than in 2016. In more than two thirds of the branches of industry, production surpassed the volume of the previous year. The growth in production was mostly due to an increase in the manufacture of wood products, food products, metal products and electrical equipment. Among the branches of industry with larger shares, production fell in the manufacture of electronic equipment and furniture.

In 2017, 67% of the total production of manufacturing was sold on the external market. Export increased 5% and sales on the domestic market increased 10% compared to 2016.

In December 2017, the working-day adjusted industrial production increased 7% compared to December 2016; the production of manufacturing rose 7%. In December 2017 compared to December 2016, the production of electricity decreased 6% and the production of heat increased 2%.

In December 2017 compared to November, the seasonally adjusted industrial production increased 3%; the production of manufacturing increased 1%.Volume index of production in manufacturing and its trend, January 2008 – December 2017

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Production of industrial enterprises increased 3pct in November

According to Statistics Estonia, in November 2017, the production of industrial enterprises increased 3% compared to November 2016. Production increased in mining and quarrying and manufacturing, but decreased in the energy sector.

In November, manufacturing production was 4% higher compared to the corresponding month of 2016. The growth in production was mostly due to an increase in the manufacture of wood products, food products, machinery, metal products and electrical equipment. Production increased considerably also in the manufacture of motor vehicles. Among the branches of industry with larger shares, production fell in the manufacture of electronic equipment.

In November, 67% of the total manufacturing production was sold to the external market. According to unadjusted data, sales of manufacturing production for exports increased 4% and sales to the domestic market increased 9% compared to November 2016.

In November 2017, the seasonally adjusted total industrial production as well as production in manufacturing decreased 1% compared to the previous month.

Compared to November 2016, the production of electricity decreased 9% and the production of heat decreased 11%.

Volume index of production in manufacturing and its trend, January 2008 – November 2017 (2010 = 100)

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Production of industrial enterprises increased 5 pct compared to July 2016

According to Statistics Estonia, in July 2017, the production of industrial enterprises increased 5% compared to July 2016. Production increased in mining and quarrying and in manufacturing but decreased in the energy sector.

In July, manufacturing production was 4% higher compared to the corresponding month of 2016. Production growth was broad-based – in July, production surpassed the volume of July 2016 in about two-thirds of the branches of industry. The growth in production was mostly due to an increase in the manufacture of food products, metal products and electrical equipment. Production increased considerably also in the manufacture of machinery and equipment and building materials. Among the branches of industry with larger shares, production fell in the manufacture of electronic and wood products.

In July, two-thirds of the total production of manufacturing was sold to the external market. According to unadjusted data, the sales of manufacturing production for exports increased 5% and sales to the domestic market 13% compared to July 2016.

In July 2017, the seasonally adjusted total industrial production as well as production in manufacturing fell by 3% compared to the previous month.

Compared to July 2016, the production of electricity decreased 5% and the production of heat rose 14%.

Volume index of production in manufacturing and its trend, January 2008 – July 2017 (2010 = 100)

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Production increased in the energy sector and manufacturing

According to Statistics Estonia, in June 2017, the production of industrial enterprises increased 15% compared to June 2016. Production increased in the energy sector and mining and quarrying as well as in manufacturing.

The nearly two-fold increase in the production of mining and quarrying compared to the previous year was caused by an extraordinary low amount of oil shale production in June 2016.

In June, manufacturing production was 10% higher compared to the corresponding month of 2016. Production growth was broad-based – in June, production surpassed the volume of June 2016 in two-thirds of the branches of industry. The growth in production was mostly due to an increase in the manufacture of wood, metal and food products and electrical equipment. Production increased also in the manufacture of motor vehicles, machinery and equipment and building materials. Among the branches of industry with larger shares, production fell in the manufacture of electronic products, furniture and textiles.

In June, 66% of the total production of manufacturing was sold to the external market. According to unadjusted data, the sales of manufacturing production for exports increased 3% and sales to the domestic market 17% compared to June 2016.

In June 2017, the seasonally adjusted total industrial production rose 1% compared to the previous month, production in manufacturing increased by 3%.

Compared to June 2016, the production of electricity increased 36% and the production of heat 15%.Volume index of production in manufacturing and its trend

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The industrial producer price index increased in April

According to Statistics Estonia, in April 2017, the producer price index of industrial output changed by 0.3% compared to March and by 3.7% compared to April 2016.

In April, compared to the previous month, the producer price index was affected more than average by an increase in prices in the manufacture of chemicals, in electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply, in mining and quarrying and in the manufacture of wood, but also by a decrease in prices in the manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles and in the manufacture of food products.

Compared to April 2016, the index was affected more than average by an increase in prices in the manufacture of fuel oils, food products and electronic equipment, but also by a decrease in prices in mining and quarrying and in the manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles.

Change in producer price index of industrial output by economic activity, April 2017
Economic activity according to EMTAK 2008 April 2017 – March 2017, % April 2017 – April 2016, %
TOTAL 0.3 3.7
Manufacturing 0.2 4.0
Mining and quarrying 1.7 -4.6
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 1.3 2.9
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 0.0 0.0

In April 2017, the export price index changed by 0.6% compared to March and by 6.4% compared to April 2016.

In April, compared to the previous month, the prices of articles of peat, petroleum products and beverages increased more than average, while the prices of leather products, parts and accessories for motor vehicles and metal products decreased more than average.

In April 2017, the import price index changed by 0.5% compared to March and by 5.8% compared to April 2016.

In April, compared to the previous month, the prices of agricultural products, electricity and metals increased more than average, while the prices of electronic products, textiles and electrical equipment decreased more than average.

The statistics are based on the questionnaires “Producer price”, ”Export price” and “Import price”, the deadline of which was 6 May 2017.

Source: Statistics Estonia

Production increased in the energy sector

According to Statistics Estonia, in April 2017, the production of industrial enterprises increased 10% compared to April of the previous year. Production increased in the energy sector, mining and quarrying as well as manufacturing.

In April, manufacturing production was 8% higher compared to the corresponding month of 2016. Production growth was broad-based – in April, production surpassed the volume of April 2016 in two-thirds of the branches of industry. The growth in production was mostly due to an increase in the manufacture of wood, metal and food products and electrical equipment. Production increased also in the manufacture of motor vehicles and building materials. Among the branches of industry with larger shares, production fell in the manufacture of electronic products, furniture and textiles.

In April, 67% of the total production of manufacturing was sold to the external market. According to unadjusted data, the sales of manufacturing production for export decreased 3% and sales to the domestic market rose 5% compared to April 2016. In April 2017, there were two working days less than in April 2016.

In April 2017 compared to the previous month, the seasonally adjusted total industrial production remained on the level of the previous month; however, production in manufacturing fell by 1%.

Compared to April 2016, the production of electricity increased 22% and the production of heat 19%.Volume index of production in manufacturing and its trend

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