Disinfo: Estonia's GDP grows because its population decreases

Summary

The growth in Estonia’s GDP per capita since its accession to the EU is due to the decrease in population. In recent years, Estonia’s population decreased nearly by 800 thousand people.

Disproof

The increase of Estonia’s GDP per capita since becoming the member of the EU is due to the significant development of its economy. In addition, according to Statistics Estonia, the country’s population decreased only by 44,700, not 800,000. As the total population of Estonia is around 1,3 million, a decrease of 800,000 would leave very few people in the country. Last year, the population increased bit.ly/2nQ56Df, .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 64
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 03/03/2017
  • Language/target audience:
  • Country: Estonia
  • Keywords: European Union, EU/NATO enlargement, Economic difficulties
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