Estonia - Retail Sales

Estonia: Retail Sales

Mnemonic WRT.IEST
Unit Mil. EUR, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 2.15 %
Data 2022 Q4 2,541
2022 Q3 2,488

Series Information

Source Statistics Estonia
Release Internal trade: Retail sales by economic activity
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 3/31/2001
End Date 12/31/2022

Estonia: Consumer

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Consumer Confidence Feb 2023 -26.5 -32.5 SA Monthly
Retail Sales 2022 Q4 2,541 2,488 Mil. EUR, NSA Quarterly

Release Information

For Estonia, retail trade detailed by NACE, as levels and a volume index. Monthly 1998 to 2015, quarterly from 2001.


  • Classification: ENTAK 2008, the local version of NACE Rev. 2
  • Measurements:
    • Millions of euros (Mil. EUR)
    • Fixed-base value index relative to 2015 (Index 2015=100)
    • Fixed-base volume index (Vol. Index 2015=100)
    • Volume index relative to corresponding period of previous year (Vol. Index CPPY=100)
  • Adjustment: Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Native frequency: Quarterly
  • Start dates:
    • Uniformly 2002Q1 for CPPY
    • Uniformly 2001Q1 for all others


  • Quarterly, 2010=100 - 2001q1 to ?? ("_10")
  • Monthly, EMTAK 2003, 2005=100 - 1998m1 to 2012m12 ("05")
  • Monthly, EMTAK 2003, 2000=100 - 1995m1 to 2008m12 ("00")
  • Monthly, EMTAK 2008, EEK ("KR")
  • Monthly, EMTAK 2003, EUR

The scope of the survey is the sale of goods of enterprises by their main economic activity. Retail sale is resell of new and second-hand goods by stores, stalls, sell counters, mail order sale stores, Internet and public sale to the people for their private consumption and housekeeping. Retail sale will not include sales of durable goods (cars, furniture, household appliances, etc.) to the people through leasing enterprises, if that leasing enterprise becomes the owner of goods. The comparison of data with those of previous periods is presented as retail sales volume indices (available for total sales only).

The population of enterprises is the statistical profile based on the data of the Ministry of Justice Centre of Register. The statistical profile includes economically active enterprises. Enterprises with 20 and more employees are completely enumerated. For small enterprises (0–19 employees), a stratified sampling is applied. The estimates of the population total are calculated on the basis of the data collected by the sample survey. When possible, the data of non-responded enterprises are replaced by those of an earlier period. The data of the remaining part of non-respondents are replaced with the respective average of responded similar enterprises.

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