For years now, the metal industry has held a leading role in the economies of Estonia and Viljandi County. In the whole country there are more than one thousand businesses operating in that field, and over 11,000 people are working in the industry.
According to the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication, a continuing growth of workloads in the metal industry is predicted. The main contributing factor in that is export. In 2012 a total of 55% of metal products were exported, and the main exort products were metal constructions.