The Machinery, Metal and Electronics Industry and Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
Companies in the machinery, metal and electronics industry and in the motor vehicle maintenance and repair sector have a major impact on Estonia’s economic growth and export earnings. Industrial businesses in the sector are major exporters, accounting for one sixth of total business exports and contributing to the country’s economic growth and international competitiveness. The sector is a major employer, offering diverse job opportunities for workers with a variety of skills.
In 2021, the total number of employees in the sector was approximately 48,000. 38% of manufacturing employees are in the machinery, metal and electronics industry.
Of the subsectors, the greatest number of employees is in the machinery and metal industry (approximately 30,000) and in the electronics industry (approximately 12,000), and the smallest in the motor vehicle maintenance subsector.
The number of employees in the sector increased in all subsectors between 2016 and 2021. The greatest increases were in the machinery and motor vehicle maintenance subsectors. Approximately one fifth of employees in the main occupations are women. Foreign labour accounts for one tenth of employment in the main occupations of the machinery and metal industry.
Salaries in the subsectors of the machinery, metal and electronics industry are higher than in manufacturing and than the Estonian average.
Take a look at the key findings here
The first study was completed in 2016 (key messages and proposals of the 2016 study).