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External trade surplus was EUR 410 million in May, External trade in goods, second estimate, May 2014 (Statistical reflections)In the fifth month of 2014, the volume of exports was 5.9% and that of imports was 8.5% more in external trade in goods than in the same period of the previous year. In the first five months of the year, export and import volumes increased by 7.8% and 8.3%, respectively. (01.08.2014.)
|Consumer price change (inflation), % (June 2014)||–0.3|
|Unemployment rate, % (March –May 2014)||8.0|
|GDP, % (Quarter 1 2014)||3.5|
|Volume of industrial production, % (May 2014)||9.6|
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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.
In May 2014, sales in the national retail trade network as well as in mail order and internet retailing increased year-on-year by HUF 40 billion to HUF 730 billion at current prices. In May 2014, food, drinks and tobacco stores accounted for nearly half (46.8%) of all retail sales, while figures for non-food retail shops and the network of petrol stations were one third (34.6%) and 18.6% respectively.
Currently, the world’s population has already exceeded 7 billion people and will continue to increase, although the pace of growth is slower first of all due to the decline in fertility. The projections for the future show well the importance of demographic issues. The world’s population will be more than 10 billion people fifty years from now and is expected to grow four-fold by 2100 compared to 1950.
In May 2014, industrial gross output grew by 9.6% compared to the same month of 2013. In addition to the manufacture of transport equipment and the related supplier branches, the growth in the manufacture of food products and consumer electronics contributed primarily to the expansion of the production.
The first half of 2013 can be considered as the worst of all time regarding the refugee affairs based on the preliminary data of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The number of needy recipients within the scope of UNHCR – the highest ever recorded – was 38.7 million in the middle of 2013, nearly 3 million more than half a year earlier. Because of military conflicts an outstanding number of 1.5 million people have been forced to flee in mass in the first half of 2013
We present the most important characteristics as well as the demographic and labour position of society, living conditions and circumstances of life, furthermore, some aspects of social wellbeing in the year 2013 volume of the series launched by the HCSO 20 years ago. We have a look at the international economic environment, present our place, and our relations with the economy of the world and Europe, and make a detailed overview of the performance of Hungary’s economy.
In quarter 1 2014, the number of foreign arrivals to our country rose year-on-year by 4.8%. The number of tourist and non-tourist trips increased by 8.0 and 3.2% respectively. Foreign travel expenditures rose by 15% in volume at current prices. Tourism expenditures substantially increased by 24%, and the spending associated with other travel purposes declined by 1.5%. Hungarian people made 2.0% more trips abroad, while their expenditures increased by 20%.
The gross domestic product of Hungary increased by 3.5% in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. The performance of construction and manufacturing activities increased significantly.