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Estonia is the most northerly of the three Baltic States and is a predominantly flat country on the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea.
The most important sectors of Estonia’s economy in 2012 were wholesale and retail trade, transport, accommodation and food services (22.2 %), industry (21.2 %) and public administration, defence, education, human health and social work activities (14.4 %).
Estonia’s main export partners are Sweden, Finland and Russia, while its main import partners are Finland, Germany and Sweden.
Year of EU entry: 2004
Geographical size: 45 227.0 km2
Population: 1 325 217
Currency: Member of the eurozone since 2011 (€)
Schengen area: Member of the Schengen area since 2004