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: April 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: April 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: April 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: Q1 2020

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First releases

Latest release Next release
External trade in goods, May 2020 (first estimate) 09/07/2020 07/08/2020
External trade in goods, April 2020 (second estimate) 02/07/2020 31/07/2020
External trade in services, 1st quarter 2020 29/05/2020 28/08/2020

Publications

Released
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 )

Latest update Next update
3.7.1.2. Balance of payments – BPM6 26/06/2020
3.7.2.2. Foreign assets and liabilities of Hungary – BPM6 26/06/2020
3.3. External trade in goods 03/03/2020
3.7.1.2. Balance of payments – BPM6 30/03/2020

Foreign direct investment

3.1.39.2. Number of foreign direct investment enterprises in Hungary by industries – BPM6 20/04/2020
3.1.40.2. FDI of foreign direct investment enterprises in Hungary by industries – BPM6 20/04/2020

Summary data

3.5.0. Summary data of external trade in goods 09/07/2020 31/07/2020

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 02/07/2020 31/07/2020
3.5.2. Volume indices of external trade in goods, corresponding period of previous year = 100.0%, calendar effect adjusted 02/07/2020 31/07/2020

External trade in goods by main groups of commodities

3.5.3. External trade in goods in HUF by main groups of commodities 02/07/2020 31/07/2020
3.5.4. External trade in goods in EUR by main groups of commodities 02/07/2020 31/07/2020
3.5.5. External trade in goods in USD by main groups of commodities 02/07/2020 31/07/2020
3.5.6. Volume indices of external trade in goods by main groups of commodities 02/07/2020 31/07/2020
3.5.7. Value indices of external trade in goods by main groups of commodities 02/07/2020 31/07/2020
3.5.16. External trade in goods in HUF by main groups of commodities 03/03/2020
3.5.17. External trade in goods in EUR by main groups of commodities 03/03/2020
3.5.18. Volume indices of external trade in goods by main groups of commodities 03/03/2020
3.5.19. Value indices of external trade in goods by main groups of commodities 03/03/2020

External trade in goods by countries and groups of countries

3.5.6. External trade in goods in HUF by countries 03/03/2020
3.5.10. Value indices of external trade in goods by groups of countries 03/03/2020
3.5.11. Imports in HUF by main countries of origin 03/03/2020
3.5.12. Imports in USD and EUR by main countries of origin 03/03/2020
3.5.13. External trade in goods in HUF by groups of countries 03/03/2020
3.5.14. External trade in goods in EUR by groups of countries 03/03/2020
3.5.15. Volume indices of external trade in goods by groups of countries 03/03/2020

External trade in goods by groups of countries

3.5.8. External trade in goods in HUF by groups of countries 02/07/2020 31/07/2020
3.5.9. External trade in goods in EUR by groups of countries 02/07/2020 31/07/2020
3.5.10. External trade in goods in USD by groups of countries 02/07/2020 31/07/2020
3.5.11. Volume indices of external trade in goods by groups of countries 02/07/2020 31/07/2020
3.5.12. Value indices of external trade in goods by groups of countries 02/07/2020 31/07/2020
3.5.25. Value and value indices of external trade in goods by groups of countries and main groups of commodities 03/03/2020
3.5.26. Volume indices of external trade in goods by groups of countries and main groups of commodities 03/03/2020

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 02/07/2020 31/07/2020
3.5.14. EUR value and value indices of external trade in goods by main partner countries 02/07/2020 31/07/2020
3.5.15. External trade with EU member states by main groups of commodities 02/07/2020 31/07/2020

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 02/07/2020 31/07/2020
3.5.17. Commodity pattern of external trade in goods in EUR 02/07/2020 31/07/2020

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 02/07/2020 31/07/2020
3.5.19. Volume indices of external trade in goods by groups of countries and main groups of commodities 02/07/2020 31/07/2020

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 03/03/2020
3.5.21. EUR value and value indices of external trade in goods by main partner countries 03/03/2020
3.5.22. External trade with EU member states by main groups of commodities 03/03/2020

International trade in services

3.5.20. Summary data of external trade in services 29/05/2020 28/08/2020
3.5.21. Turnover and value index of external trade in services by groups of services, billion HUF 29/05/2020 28/08/2020
3.5.22. Turnover and value index of external trade in services by groups of services, million EUR 29/05/2020 28/08/2020
3.5.23. Turnover and value index of external trade in services by groups of countries, billion HUF 29/05/2020 28/08/2020
3.5.24. Turnover and value index of external trade in services by groups of countries, million EUR 29/05/2020 28/08/2020
3.5.25. Most important partners of Hungary in external trade in services 29/05/2020 28/08/2020

Commodity pattern of external trade in goods

3.5.23. Commodity pattern of external trade in goods in HUF 03/03/2020
3.5.24. Commodity pattern of external trade in goods in EUR 03/03/2020

Price indices of external trade

3.6.10. Price indices of external trade in goods by groups of countries and main groups of commodities 03/03/2020

Regional Data

6.3.2.5.2. Enterprises with foreign direct investment in Hungary by county and region – BPM6 20/04/2020
6.3.2.6. FDI of foreign direct investment enterprises in Hungary by industries and regions – BPM6 20/04/2020

International Data

7.5. External trade import 23/06/2020 22/07/2020
7.6. External trade export 23/06/2020 22/07/2020
7.3.7. External trade – imports 08/07/2020
7.3.8. External trade – exports 08/07/2020
7.3.9. Exports as per cent of imports 08/07/2020
7.3.10. Volume indices of imports 08/07/2020
7.3.11. Volume indices of exports 08/07/2020
7.3.12. Imports by countries 08/07/2020
7.3.13. Exports by countries 08/07/2020
7.3.22. Foreign direct investments 08/07/2020
7.3.23. Stock of foreign direct investments 08/07/2020

Dissemination database ( infra-annual data annual data )

Latest update Next update

International trade in goods

Import/Export Data According to the Combined Nomenclature (2015-) (of Consignment/Destination) 03/07/2020 31/07/2020
Import/Export Data According to NACE Rev. 3 by Groups of Countries (of Consignment/Destination) EU-27_2020 02/07/2020
Import/Export Data According to CN by Groups of Countries (of Consignment/Destination), EU-27_2020 02/07/2020
Import/Export Data According to Class of Enterprise by Countries of Consignment/Destination (NACE Rev. 2) 02/07/2020 31/07/2020
Import/Export Data According to SITC by Countries of Consignment/Destination (EU-27_2020) 02/07/2020
Import/Export Data by Class of Enterprise (NACE Rev. 2) 02/07/2020 31/07/2020
Volume Indices of External Trade, Same Period of the Previous Year=100,0 EU-27_2020 02/06/2020
Import/Export Data According to NACE Rev. 2 by Groups of Countries (of Consignment/Destination) 01/04/2020 30/04/2020
Import/Export Data According to CN by Groups of Countries (of Consignment/Destination) 01/04/2020 30/04/2020
Import/Export Data According to SITC by Countries of Consignment/Destination 01/04/2020 30/04/2020
Volume Indices of External Trade, Same Period of the Previous Year=100,0 03/03/2020 02/06/2020
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 by countries (EU-27_2020) 29/05/2020
Value of International trade in services by types of services 29/05/2020 28/08/2020
Value of International trade in services by countries 29/05/2020 28/08/2020
Value of international trade in services 02/03/2020
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
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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