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|Consumer price change (inflation), % (August 2015)||0.0|
|Unemployment rate, % (June –August 2015)||6.7|
|GDP, % (Quarter 2 2015)||2.7|
|Volume of industrial production, % (July 2015)||3.4|
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HUF 441 billion were spent on research and development at the level of the national economy in 2014, 5% more than in 2013. R&D expenditure as a proportion of GDP changed from 1.41% in the year 2013 to 1.38%. The share of R&D personnel in total employment diminished (0.9%).
In the 1st half of 2015, Hungarian households spent 27% of their monthly per capita expenditure amounting to HUF 72,214 on food, 23% on housing and household energy, 11% on transport and 4.9% on health. These essential expenditure items accounted for nearly two thirds of the total expenditure. This proportion was 70% in the poorest households and 58% in the wealthiest ones.
The latest issue of the Statistical Report provides a comprehensive picture of the most important socio-economic trends and features. The analysis is supplemented by inset figures and tables, as well as by Excel tables providing an opportunity for a detailed overview.
Hungary produced 2.0% of the agricultural output of the European Union in 2014 according to preliminary data. Hungary represented 2.3% of crop products and 1.7% of animals and animal products. 4.9% of the EU output of cereals, within which 12% of maize came from Hungary. Our output of industrial crops is significant, which is primarily consistent with the production of oilseeds (mainly sunflower, 7.7% of the EU output).
In the first half of 2015, due to the conversion of foreign currency loans to HUF, the structure of the housing loan stock was completely transformed: the proportion of forint loans rose – from the 2014 year-end 48% – to approximately 100% by the end of June 2015. Compared to the same period of the previous year, in the first six months of 2015, the number and amount of loans approved grew.
Compared to the same period of the previous year, the number of employed people increased by 102.4 thousand to 4 million 159 thousand, while that of unemployed people fell by 32.7 thousand to 329 thousand. In the field of observation employing 2 million 864 thousand people on the whole (corporations with at least 5 employees, budgetary institutions and designated non-profit organizations), average gross earnings were HUF 243.2 thousand, 3.5% higher than one year earlier.
Services producer prices were unchanged overall in the 2nd quarter of 2015 compared to the 2nd quarter of 2014. The prices of postal and courier activities rose the most and telecommunications charges fell at the highest rate. The prices of the observed services decreased moderately, by 0.2% in the first half of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014. The prices of postal and courier services increased the most and the charges for warehousing and storage were reduced to the highest extent.
The Hungarian Central Statistical Office has published the indicators of sustainable development every two years since 2007. 100 indicators are disclosed in the present volume, 33 presenting the state of environment, 44 that of society and 23 the state of economy.