International Trade in Estonia

International Trade in Estonia

Estonia became a member of the European Union on May 1st, 2004 and it is an attractive investment destination on the Baltic Sea (one of the fastest growing European markets in recent years), with a sound economy. A balanced budget (guaranteed by the Constitution), a free-trade regime, a... Read more

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    Market Research, Estonia

    We offer a complete service aimed at companies that want to do business in Eastern and Northern European markets. Our services: -...


    Market Research, Estonia

    Who we are “Market Research & Polls – EURASIA” (MRP-EURASIA) - Market research services company in CEE FSU CA...

Business Tips About Estonia (4)

  • Construction Opportunities

    Previously, high economic growth and low interest rates for loans fuelled a construction and real estate boom in...

    Last updated: 21 March 2011 By UK Trade & Investment

  • EU VAT Guide

    With 27 EU Member States, each with their own VAT legislation to consider, VAT can be a time consuming and confusing...

    Posted on: 24 January 2012 By Accordance

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    Sales Agents, Estonia

    A.R.C Trading Ltd is an Estonian based sales agency.  We represent your company in Estonia by finding new customers, partners etc....
  • Acumen International

    Acumen International

    HR Outsourcing, Estonia

    ACUMEN INTERNATIONAL is a SINGLE REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT SOLUTIONS PROVIDER in the former Soviet Union, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe plus...

Overview About International Trade in Estonia

Main Industry Sectors

Agriculture accounts for only 3% of the GDP and employs 3.7% of the active population.


The industrial sector, which represents 24.4% of the GDP, employs 35.5% of Estonian workers. The main industrial sectors of Estonia are the food industry (dairy products and meat processing), which accounts for 16% of the manufacturing industry, electronics (a traditional sector), chemical industry (which accounts for 6% of the manufacturing industry) and wood processing industry (this sector accounts for 24% of the manufacturing industry). The Estonian industrial sector was heavily affected by the economic crisis in 2008-2009 (-26.5%) and domestic and foreign demand were considerably reduced.

The services sector is the most developed, in particular Transport and logistics, biotechnology and financial services. The sector accounts for 72.6% of the GDP employing 60.3% of the Estonian population. The telecommunications sector is the most performing one, Estonia has even acquired the nickname of E-stonia for its advanced progress in equipment and Internet research and development.


Economic Overview

Estonia became a member of the European Union on May 1st, 2004 and it is an attract...

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