Statistics of construction provides data for analysing production in construction (by groups of construction and divisions), its framework and regional variations of output. Construction of buildings and civil engineering works, their structurally complete and specialised construction belong here.
Share of construction in gross added value
Share of the construction section in the gross added value of the national economy, at current base prices
The volume of construction output based on raw data was 14.7% lower in September 2020 compared to the previous year. Output decreased in both main groups of construction: in the construction of buildings by 9.1%, in civil engineering by 20.6%. Based on seasonally and working day adjusted indices construction output increased by 1.4% compared to the August data and by 10.9% in comparison with the nadir of May. In the 3rd quarter construction producer prices increased by 7.0% compared to the same period of the previous year.
The performance of the Hungarian economy grew by 2.2% in the 1st quarter of 2020, which is a significant tempo-decline compared to the 4-5% increase of the previous two years. The coronavirus epidemic, spreading worldwide by March, severely impacted Hungarian output in the second part of the month. Processes of the world economy, already tainted by tensions and negative expectations have been further damaged in January-February by the spread of the epidemic, impacting indirectly and unfavourably our national economy.
The yearbook presents how demographic, socio-economic trends and environmental characteristics changed over time in Hungary. The main indicators are illustrated in time series or regional comparisons by charts and maps; the interactive versions of these are available on our website. Spatial disparities among counties and regions as well as international indicators are presented in separate chapters. The internet annex contains the publication in PDF format and all tables in Excel format.
Every year the Statistical Pocketbook of Hungary is the first detailed tabular publication comprising all themes, which provides information on socio-economic processes in the previous year according to preliminary data. Its regional chapter presents the different regions, while its international chapter allows for comparisons of major data primarily on member states of the European Union. The interpretation of figures is supported by methodological description and while orientation by several charts.