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External trade and balance of payments

External trade statistics are made up of two main areas. Goods trade statistics collect data on the movement of physically existing goods among countries, while external services trade statistics take account of international trade in typically intangible services (e.g. travel, transport). Although services account for the larger part of production, some four-fifths of external trade is in goods. The difference is due to the differing degrees of storability and transportability. The balance of payments is a statistical statement that systematises the economic transactions of a particular country with the rest of the world in a particular period.

Key figures

Balance of external trade in goods

Indicator description

Difference between the value of goods exports and of goods imports in a particular month or in the months of the year processed to date in total, expressed in million euros. If the value of exports exceeds that of imports, then an external trade surplus, in the contrary case an external trade deficit is generated.
Source of data: Summary Tables (STADAT)
Last data for period: December 2020

Change in volume of goods exports

Indicator description

Change in the quantity of goods exports compared to the same period of the previous year. Volume data eliminate the effects of price and exchange rate changes. The volume data here are not calendar adjusted.
Source of data: Summary Tables (STADAT)
Last data for period: December 2020

Change in volume of goods imports

Indicator description

Change in the quantity of goods imports compared to the same period of the previous year. Volume data eliminate the effects of price and exchange rate changes. The volume data here are not calendar adjusted.
Source of data: Summary Tables (STADAT)
Last data for period: December 2020

Balance of external trade in services, in billion euros

Indicator description

Difference between the value of services exports and of services imports in a particular quarter or in the quarters of the year processed to date in total. If the value of exports exceeds that of imports, then an external services trade surplus, in the contrary case an external services trade deficit is generated.
Source of data: Summary Tables (STADAT)
Last data for period: Q4 2020

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First releases

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External trade in goods, December 2020 (first estimate) 08/02/2021 11/03/2021
External trade in goods, December 2020 (second estimate) 04/03/2021 29/03/2021
External trade in services, 4th quarter 2020 02/03/2021 31/05/2021

Publications

Released
Hungary, 1st–3rd quarters 2020 01/02/2021
Hungary, 2020 Q2 26/01/2021
Regional Statistical Yearbook of Hungary, 2019 18/12/2020
Hungary, 2019 10/12/2020
Hungary, 1st quarters 2020 19/10/2020
Statistical Yearbook of Hungary, 2019 25/09/2020
Statistical pocketbook of Hungary, 2019 01/07/2020
Hungary, 1st–3rd quarters 2019 20/12/2019
Regional Statistical Yearbook of Hungary, 2018 20/12/2019
Hungary, 1st semester 2019 14/10/2019
Statistical Yearbook of Hungary, 2018 30/09/2019
Hungary, 2018 27/08/2019
Hungary, 1st quarter 2019 14/08/2019
Statistical pocketbook of Hungary, 2018 06/08/2019
International trade in services, 4th quarter 2018 22/03/2019

Summary tables (STADAT) ( infra-annual data annual data )

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Summary data

3.5.0. Summary data of external trade in goods 04/03/2021 11/03/2021

Volume indices of external trade in goods

3.5.1. Volume indices of external trade in goods, monthly average of 2010 = 100.0%, seasonally and working-day adjusted 04/03/2021 29/03/2021
3.5.2. Volume indices of external trade in goods, corresponding period of previous year = 100.0%, calendar effect adjusted 04/03/2021 29/03/2021

External trade in goods by main groups of commodities

3.5.3. External trade in goods in HUF by main groups of commodities 04/03/2021 29/03/2021
3.5.4. External trade in goods in EUR by main groups of commodities 04/03/2021 29/03/2021
3.5.5. External trade in goods in USD by main groups of commodities 04/03/2021 29/03/2021
3.5.6. Volume indices of external trade in goods by main groups of commodities 04/03/2021 29/03/2021
3.5.7. Value indices of external trade in goods by main groups of commodities 04/03/2021 29/03/2021
3.5.16. External trade in goods in HUF by main groups of commodities 04/03/2021
3.5.17. External trade in goods in EUR by main groups of commodities 04/03/2021
3.5.18. Volume indices of external trade in goods by main groups of commodities 04/03/2021
3.5.19. Value indices of external trade in goods by main groups of commodities 04/03/2021

External trade in goods by countries and groups of countries

3.5.6. External trade in goods in HUF by countries 04/03/2021
3.5.10. Value indices of external trade in goods by groups of countries 04/03/2021
3.5.11. Imports in HUF by main countries of origin 04/03/2021
3.5.12. Imports in USD and EUR by main countries of origin 04/03/2021
3.5.13. External trade in goods in HUF by groups of countries 04/03/2021
3.5.14. External trade in goods in EUR by groups of countries 04/03/2021
3.5.15. Volume indices of external trade in goods by groups of countries 04/03/2021

External trade in goods by groups of countries

3.5.8. External trade in goods in HUF by groups of countries 04/03/2021 29/03/2021
3.5.9. External trade in goods in EUR by groups of countries 04/03/2021 29/03/2021
3.5.10. External trade in goods in USD by groups of countries 04/03/2021 29/03/2021
3.5.11. Volume indices of external trade in goods by groups of countries 04/03/2021 29/03/2021
3.5.12. Value indices of external trade in goods by groups of countries 04/03/2021 29/03/2021
3.5.25. Value and value indices of external trade in goods by groups of countries and main groups of commodities 04/03/2021
3.5.26. Volume indices of external trade in goods by groups of countries and main groups of commodities 04/03/2021

External trade in goods by main partner countries, EU member states, cumulative data from the beginning of the year

3.5.13. HUF value and value indices of external trade in goods by main partner countries 04/03/2021 29/03/2021
3.5.14. EUR value and value indices of external trade in goods by main partner countries 04/03/2021 29/03/2021
3.5.15. External trade with EU member states by main groups of commodities 04/03/2021 29/03/2021

Commodity pattern of external trade in goods, cumulative data from the beginning of the year

3.5.16. Commodity pattern of external trade in goods in HUF 04/03/2021 29/03/2021
3.5.17. Commodity pattern of external trade in goods in EUR 04/03/2021 29/03/2021

External trade in goods by groups of countries, cumulative data from the beginning of the year

3.5.18. Value and value indices of external trade in goods by groups of countries and main groups of commodities 04/03/2021 29/03/2021
3.5.19. Volume indices of external trade in goods by groups of countries and main groups of commodities 04/03/2021 29/03/2021

External trade in goods by main partner countries, EU member states

3.5.20. HUF value and value indices of external trade in goods by main partner countries 04/03/2021
3.5.21. EUR value and value indices of external trade in goods by main partner countries 04/03/2021
3.5.22. External trade with EU member states by main groups of commodities 04/03/2021

External trade in services

3.5.20. Summary data of external trade in services 02/03/2021
3.5.21. Turnover and value index of external trade in services by groups of services, billion HUF 02/03/2021
3.5.22. Turnover and value index of external trade in services by groups of services, million EUR 02/03/2021
3.5.23. Turnover and value index of external trade in services by groups of countries, billion HUF 02/03/2021
3.5.24. Turnover and value index of external trade in services by groups of countries, million EUR 02/03/2021
3.5.25. Most important partners of Hungary in external trade in services 02/03/2021

Commodity pattern of external trade in goods

3.5.23. Commodity pattern of external trade in goods in HUF 04/03/2021
3.5.24. Commodity pattern of external trade in goods in EUR 04/03/2021

External trade in goods by enterprise size class and NACE activities

3.5.33. External trade in services by NACE activities and enterprise size class 20/12/2019 12/03/2021
3.5.34. External trade in services by NACE activities and services 20/12/2019 12/03/2021
3.5.35. External trade in services by NACE activities and owners 20/12/2019 12/03/2021
3.5.36. External trade in services by services and enterprise size class 20/12/2019 12/03/2021
3.5.37. External trade in services by services and owners 20/12/2019 12/03/2021

Price indices of external trade

3.6.10. Price indices of external trade in goods by groups of countries and main groups of commodities 04/03/2021

Price indices of service

3.7.1.2. Balance of payments – BPM6 07/01/2021 30/03/2021
3.7.2.2. Foreign assets and liabilities of Hungary – BPM6 07/01/2021 30/03/2021
3.7.1.2. Balance of payments – BPM6 30/09/2020 30/03/2021

International Data

7.5. External trade import 26/02/2021 22/03/2021
7.6. External trade export 26/02/2021 22/03/2021

Dissemination database ( infra-annual data annual data )

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International trade in goods

Import/Export Data According to NACE Rev. 3 by Groups of Countries (of Consignment/Destination) EU-27_2020 04/03/2021
Import/Export Data According to CN by Groups of Countries (of Consignment/Destination), EU-27_2020 04/03/2021 29/03/2021
Import/Export Data According to Class of Enterprise by Countries of Consignment/Destination (NACE Rev. 2) 04/03/2021 29/03/2021
Import/Export Data According to SITC by Countries of Consignment/Destination (EU-27_2020) 04/03/2021 29/03/2021
Volume Indices of External Trade, Same Period of the Previous Year=100,0 EU-27_2020 04/03/2021 01/06/2021
Import/Export Data by Class of Enterprise (NACE Rev. 2) 04/03/2021 29/03/2021
Import/Export Data According to the Combined Nomenclature (2015-) (of Consignment/Destination) 04/03/2021 29/03/2021
Import/Export Data According to NACE Rev. 2 by Groups of Countries (of Consignment/Destination) 01/09/2020
Import/Export Data According to CN by Groups of Countries (of Consignment/Destination) 01/09/2020
Import/Export Data According to SITC by Countries of Consignment/Destination 01/09/2020
Volume Indices of External Trade, Same Period of the Previous Year=100,0 01/09/2020
Import/Export Data According to the Combined Nomenclature (2008-2015) (of Consignment/Destination) 01/09/2016
Import/Export Data According to NACE Rev. 1 and Rev. 1.1 by Countries of Origin/Destination 02/07/2015
Volume Indices of External Trade, Same Period of the Previous Year=100,0 16/09/2013
Import/Export Data According to NACE Rev. 2 by Groups of Countries (of Consignment/Destination) 03/09/2013
Import/Export Data According to CN by Groups of Countries (of Consignment/Destination) 03/09/2013
Import/Export Data According to SITC by Countries of Consignment/Destination 02/09/2013
Import/Export Data According to the Combined Nomenclature (-2008) (of Consignment/Destination) 24/05/2012
Import/Export Data According to NACE REV. 1.1 by Groups of Countries (of Consignment/Destination) 27/05/2010
Import/Export Data by Class of Enterprise (NACE Rev. 1 and Rev. 1.1) 12/11/2009
Import/Export Data According to NACE Rev. 1 and Rev. 1.1 by Groups of Countries (of Consignment/Destination) 09/11/2009
Import/Export Data According to SITC by Countries of Origin/Destination 03/09/2009
Import/Export Data According to CN by Groups of Countries (of Consignment/Destination) 01/09/2009
Import/Export Data According to SITC by Groups of Countries (of Consignment/Destination) 01/09/2009
Import/Export Data According to CN by Countries of Consignment/Destination 01/09/2009
Import/Export Data According to SITC by Countries of Consignment/Destination 01/09/2009
Import/Export Data According to NACE Rev. 1 and Rev. 1.1 by Countries of Consignment/Destination 01/09/2009
Import/Export Data According to MKN by Countries of Origin/Destination 01/09/2009
Import/Export Data According to MKN by Countries of Purchase/Sale 01/09/2009
Import/Export Data According to SITC by Countries of Purchase/Sale 01/09/2009
Import/Export Data by Class of Enterprise (NACE Rev. 1 and Rev. 1.1) 01/09/2009

International trade in services

Value of international trade in services 02/03/2021
Value of international trade in services (EU-27_2020) 02/03/2021
Value of International trade in services by countries 02/03/2021
Value of International trade in services by countries (EU-27_2020) 02/03/2021 31/05/2021
Value of International trade in services by types of services 02/03/2021 31/05/2021
Value of International trade in services by countries 13/05/2014
Value of International trade in services by types of services 13/05/2014
Most important partners of Hungary in international trade in services - without travel data (exports) 20/03/2014
Most important partners of Hungary in international trade in services - without travel data (imports) 20/03/2014

Foreign direct investment

Foreign direct investment position in Hungary (BPM6) 20/04/2020 20/04/2021
Foreign direct investment enterprises 09/06/2016
Data of Enterprises with FDI 02/06/2014
The average gross earnings of employees in FDI enterprises 29/05/2014
Investment of FDI enterprises 29/05/2014
Value of external trade of FDI enterprises 29/05/2014
Hungarian FDI outward stock 29/05/2014
Data of Enterprises with FDI 29/05/2014
Gross value added of FDI enterprises 29/05/2014
Hungarian FDI outward stock 29/05/2014
Data of Enterprises with FDI 11/06/2013
The average gross earnings of employees in FDI enterprises 05/03/2013
Data of Enterprises with FDI 05/03/2013
Investment of FDI enterprises 05/03/2013
Gross value added of FDI enterprises 05/03/2013
Hungarian FDI outward stock 05/03/2013
Value of external trade of FDI enterprises 03/07/2009
Value of external trade of FDI enterprises 03/07/2009

Data visualisations

Hungary's external trade in 2019
Performance of the Hungarian economy, 2019
(updated on 10 March 2020)
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