Economic structure in counties is changing
According to Statistics Estonia, based on the gross domestic product, the differences in the economic structure of the counties are increasing.
The share of Harju county in the Estonian gross domestic product (GDP) in 2014 was 12.4 billion euros at current prices, 9 billion euros of which came from Tallinn. Harju County was followed by Tartu and Ida-Viru counties, which respectively accounted for 10 percent and 8 percent of the Estonian GDP. Hiiu and Põlva counties had the smallest share, each having contributed less than 1 percent of the Estonian GDP.
In 2014, more than 68 percent of the gross value added in Estonia was created in the service sector, while industry and construction accounted for 28 percent, and agriculture, forestry and fishing for 3 percent of added value.
The continuously growing service sector was the largest sector in all the counties except for Ida-Viru county
In 2014, the GDP per capita was 15,186 euros, which was 759 euros more than a year earlier. The GDP per capita was the highest in Harju county, exceeding the Estonian average by 43 percent. Harju County was followed by Tartu and Ida-Viru counties, where the GDP per capita was respectively 14 percent and 31 percent below the Estonian average. The GDP per capita was the lowest in Põlva county.