Hungary: Economic and Financial Data

Date of last update: 14 November 2018

This page is updated whenever new data are released.

The data shown in this page correspond to the data described on the International Monetary Fund’s Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board (DSBB). For a fuller explanation of the DSBB and the statistical standards to which Hungary has committed, please click on DSBB Home Page.

Unless otherwise indicated, data are preliminary when first released and are not seasonally adjusted.

Comma (,) represents decimal point delimiter.

Figures may not sum due to rounding.

Acronyms used: HUF – Hungarian Forint; BUX – Budapest Stock Exchange Index

Real Sector

SDDS data category and component Unit description Observations More info
Period of latest data Latest data Data for previous period % change from same period last year
National accounts www.ksh.hu/stadat
New data according to ESA2010
* GDP at current market prices HUF billion Q2/18 10 348,6 9 152,4
** Household final consumption expenditure HUF billion Q2/18 4 958,9 4 624,8
** Social transfer in kind from government HUF billion Q2/18 987,0 934,3
** Social transfer in kind from NPISHs HUF billion Q2/18 186,7 187,9
** Actual final consumption of households HUF billion Q2/18 6 132,6 5 747,1
** Actual final consumption of government HUF billion Q2/18 973,1 912,7
** Actual final consumption, total HUF billion Q2/18 7 105,7 6 659,8
** Gross fixed capital formation HUF billion Q2/18 2 542,2 1 723,2
** Exports HUF billion Q2/18 9 478,6 8 701,6
** Imports HUF billion Q2/18 8 651,4 8 030,4
** External balance of goods and services HUF billion Q2/18 827,1 671,2
** Changes in inventories HUF billion Q2/18 -141,0 82,0
* GDP at constant prices HUF billion at 2005 prices Q2/18 6 785,0 6 171,4 4,8 www.ksh.hu/stadat
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** Household final consumption expenditure HUF billion Q2/18 3 352,2 3 166,4 5,3
** Social transfer in kind from government HUF billion Q2/18 650,0 639,8 -1,2
** Social transfer in kind from NPISHs HUF billion Q2/18 107,4 107,4 8,9
** Actual final consumption of households HUF billion Q2/18 4 113,2 3 918,4 4,3
** Actual final consumption of government HUF billion Q2/18 691,1 643,6 1,9
** Actual final consumption, total HUF billion Q2/18 4 807,5 4 565,7 4,0
** Gross fixed capital formation HUF billion Q2/18 1 741,9 1 204,9 15,0
** Exports HUF billion Q2/18 7 957,0 7 469,2 6,2
** Imports HUF billion Q2/18 7 212,0 6 839,3 7,5
** External balance of goods and services HUF billion Q2/18 n.d. n.d. n.d.
** Changes in inventories HUF billion Q2/18 n.d. n.d. n.d.
Production index
* Volume of gross industrial output seasonally and working-days adjusted, 2015 monthly average = 100,0 Sep/18 109,0 111,3 2,3 www.ksh.hu/first_release
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Labor market
Notes: From December 2014, grossing up of LFS data is based on the adjusted population number of the 2011 census. To ensure comparability previous estimates have been modified by the new weighting system dating back to 2006.
* Employment persons, thousand final Jul-Sep/18 4 486,8 4 483,6 www.ksh.hu/first_release
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* Unemployment persons, thousand final Jul-Sep/18 178,2 173,1 www.ksh.hu/first_release
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% of labor force Jul-Sep/18 3,8 3,7
* Wages/earnings average monthly gross earnings in HUF Aug/18 321 172 326 724 10,1 www.ksh.hu/first_release
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Price indices
* Consumer prices December previous year=100,0 final Oct/18 103,4 102,9 www.ksh.hu/first_release
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* Producer prices December previous year=100,0 final Sep/18 104,8 104,7 www.ksh.hu/first_release
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Fiscal Sector

SDDS data category and component Unit description Observations More info
Period of latest data Latest data Data for previous period % change from same period last year
General government operations Ministry of Finance
Data refers to audited cash based final fiscal accounts data approved by the Parliament and used as working balance for compilation 2016 October EDP Notification. Data are consolidated and include local government data as well. Central government cash balance was -1.237.170 HUF million in 2015 (including the balance of SS Funds). Local government cash balance was surplus with 13.554 million HUF.
* Total revenues HUF million 2017 17 333 043 16 405 125 6
* Total expenditures HUF million 2017 18 650 914 16 945 146 10
* General government surplus/deficit HUF million 2017 -1 317 871 -540 021 144
* Total financing HUF million 2017 1 317 871 540 021 144
** Foreign debt financing HUF million 2017 -449 497 -887 751 -49
** Domestic debt financing HUF million 2017 2 285 311 1 670 950 37
*** Bonds HUF million 2017 372 953 201 486 85
*** Treasury bills HUF million 2017 1 877 733 1 545 352 22
*** Loans HUF million 2017 34 625 -75 888 -146
** Other financing HUF million 2017 -517 944 -243 177 113
Central government operations Ministry of Finance
* Total revenues HUF million Sep/18 1 724 719 1 420 153 24,0
* Total expenditures HUF million Sep/18 1 574 950 1 575 426 -4,4
* Central government surplus/deficit HUF million Sep/18 149 769 -155 273 -158,4
* Total financing HUF million Sep/18 -149 769 155 273 -158,4
** Foreign debt financing HUF million Sep/18 -74 033 -1 460 7,6
** Domestic debt financing HUF million Sep/18 -8 029 422 234 -102,6
*** Bonds HUF million Sep/18 127 527 177 622 -40,6
*** Treasury bills HUF million Sep/18 -135 556 244 612 -252,2
*** Loans HUF million Sep/18 0 0 0,0
** Other financing HUF million Sep/18 -67 707 -265 501 -415,7
Central government debt
Government Debt Management Agency Pte. Ltd.
*** Total domestic currency debt HUF billion Q3/18 22 743,94 22 411,15
- short-term HUF billion Q3/18 5 199,17 5 459,45
- long-term HUF billion Q3/18 17 544,77 16 951,71
**** Loans HUF billion Q3/18 1 118,02 1 135,06
**** Government securities HUF billion Q3/18 21 625,92 21 276,09
*** Total foreign currency debt HUF billion Q3/18 5 430,07 5 629,44
- short-term HUF billion Q3/18 0,00 0,00
- long-term HUF billion Q3/18 5 430,07 5 629,44
**** Loans HUF billion Q3/18 820,18 922,91
**** Government securities HUF billion Q3/18 4 609,89 4 706,53
** Total outstanding debt HUF billion Q3/18 28 174,02 28 040,60
**Mark-to-market deposits placed at AKK and other liabilities HUF billion Q3/18 244,07 293,10
*Grand total central government debt HUF billion Q3/18 28 418,08 28 333,69
** Guaranteed debt HUF billion Q3/18 - 3 515,6 Not available yet for 30/09/2018

Financial Sector

SDDS data category and component Unit description Observations More info
Period of latest data Latest data Data for previous period % change from same period last year
Analytical accounts of the banking sector Magyar Nemzeti Bank
* Monetary aggregates
** M1 HUF billion Sep/18 21 135,6 21 250,9
** M2 HUF billion Sep/18 24 214,6 24 333,2
** M3 HUF billion Sep/18 24 690,1 24 807,5
** Loans to residents HUF billion Sep/18 15 131,1 15 006,0
** Loans to general government HUF billion Sep/18 504,6 503,1
** Loans to other residents HUF billion Sep/18 14 626,5 14 502,9
** Net external assets HUF billion Sep/18 1 278,4 1 074,8
Analytical accounts of the central bank Magyar Nemzeti Bank
* Monetary base HUF billion Oct/18 6 854,4 6 920,1
* Loans to general government1 HUF billion Oct/18 0,0 0,0 In the case of the MNB it means only central government.
* Loans to other residents2 HUF billion Oct/18 998,6 1 126,6
* Net external assets HUF billion Oct/18 7 850,8 7 536,2
Interest rates
* Base rate of the NBH % per annum May/16 0,90 1,05 For daily data please click on:
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* Overnight interbank lending rate % per annum Sep/18 0,00 -0,02 Magyar Nemzeti Bank
* 1 month interbank lending rate % per annum Sep/18 0,12 0,11
Yields on Treasury bills and Government Bonds Average yield at auctions and subscription
Benchmark yields
Corporate Magyar Nemzeti Bank
* Short-term lending rates % per annum Sep/18 2,50 2,52
* Short-term deposit rates % per annum Sep/18 0,29 0,29
Household Magyar Nemzeti Bank
* Lending rates % per annum Sep/18 7,48 7,44 Notes: Changes in interest rates in March 2015 related to the conversation of foreign currency loans into HUF, which are priced from February 2015 to apply the 2014 Act LXXVIII.
* Sight deposit rates % per annum Sep/18 0,24 0,04
Financial soundness indicators http://fsi.imf.org
Stock market index (SPI) BUX
02/01/1991=1000
Sep/18 37 171,41 37 233,40 For daily data please click on:
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External Sector

SDDS data category and component Unit description Observations More info
Period of latest data Latest data Data for previous period % change from same period last year
Balance of payments Magyar Nemzeti Bank
* Current account balance EUR million, final Q2/18 559,0 853,2
** Exports of goods and services EUR million, final Q2/18 29 885,7 27 620,4
** Imports of goods and services EUR million, final Q2/18 27 292,1 25 742,7
** Primary income, net EUR million, final Q2/18 -1 801,7 -959,0
** Secondary income, net EUR million, final Q2/18 -232,9 -65,5
* Capital account, net EUR million, final Q2/18 419,8 1 126,9
* Financial account, net assets EUR million, final Q2/18 346,4 1 195,8
**Direct investment, net assets EUR million, final Q2/18 -528,6 -348,1
**Portfolio investment, net assets EUR million, final Q2/18 1 586,4 -214,3
** Financial derivatives (other than reserves), net assets EUR million, final Q2/18 175,5 -224,0
**Other investment, net assets EUR million, final Q2/18 -1 620,3 2 272,5
* Reserve assets EUR million, final Q2/18 733,3 -290,4
International reserves Magyar Nemzeti Bank
* Total reserve assets USD million Oct/18 27 967 27 559 Notes: At market price including accrued interest. Preliminary data. The following factors played the most important role in the decrease of international reserve assets in March 2016. The effect of foreign currency operations of the ĮKK (Government Debt Management Agency) and the MĮK (Hungarian State Treasury) was about -1.2 billion euros, the major part of which was related to the redemption of the GBP denominated Government Bond. The remaining change was explained mostly by the decrease of the margin account of the ĮKK held at the MNB related to cross-currency exchange rate changes. Redemptions of central bank swap contracts related to the phasing out of households’ FX loans decreased the level of reserve assets by 2.9 billion euros. Furthermore, other factors contributed to the decline of reserve assets to a minor extent (e.g. revaluation effects related to exchange rate changes).
**Foreign currency reserves (currency and deposits, and securities) USD million Oct/18 25 952 26 605
** Monetary gold USD million Oct/18 1 232 117
**SDRs USD million Oct/18 6 6
**Reserve position in the IMF USD million Oct/18 414 420
**Other reserve assets (other claims) USD million Oct/18 364 411
International reserves and foreign currency liquidity EUR million Sep/18 Magyar Nemzeti Bank
Merchandise trade
* Total exports USD million, f.o.b. Sep/18 10 092 9 230 -4,3
* Total imports USD million, c.i.f. Sep/18 9 774 9 175 4,1
International investment position Magyar Nemzeti Bank
* Assets EUR million, final Q2/18 297 243,3 284 592,8
** Direct investment EUR million, final Q2/18 225 110,8 214 333,6
** Portfolio investment EUR million, final Q2/18 11 676,8 11 803,3
- equity and investment fund shares EUR million, final Q2/18 7 049,6 7 145,3
- debt securities EUR million, final Q2/18 4 627,2 4 658,0
** Financial derivatives EUR million, final Q2/18 2 619,9 1 835,5
** Other investment (assests) EUR million, final Q2/18 33 774,8 33 561,9
- short-term EUR million, final Q2/18 24 890,5 24 676,6
- long-term EUR million, final Q2/18 8 359,3 8 367,5
** Reserve assets EUR million, final Q2/18 24 061,0 23 058,6
* Liabilities EUR million, final Q2/18 354 299,5 347 928,7
** Direct investment EUR million, final Q2/18 265 583,0 257 564,1
** Portfolio investment EUR million, final Q2/18 42 964,4 47 218,8
- equity and investment fund shares EUR million, final Q2/18 12 990,2 14 770,2
- debt securities EUR million, final Q2/18 29 974,2 32 448,5
** Financial derivatives EUR million, final Q2/18 2 644,1 1 809,3
** Other investment (liabilities) EUR million, final Q2/18 43 108,0 41 336,6
- short-term EUR million, final Q2/18 12 791,7 11 990,7
- long-term EUR million, final Q2/18 30 301,1 29 319,5
Gross external debt Magyar Nemzeti Bank
* Direct investment: Debt instruments EUR million, final Q2/18 54 487,1 51 385,9
** In direct investment enterprises EUR million, final Q2/18 32 891,5 31 184,5
** In direct investor (reverse investment) EUR million, final Q2/18 2 911,0 2 555,8
*** Between fellow enterprises EUR million, final Q2/18 18 684,7 17 645,6
* Other debt EUR million, final Q2/18 73 067,0 73 758,7
** Central bank (S.121) EUR million, final Q2/18 1 536,0 1 461,7
*** Short-term EUR million, final Q2/18 338,9 286,4
- Deposits EUR million, final Q2/18 338,9 286,4
- Debt securities EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
- Loans EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
- Trade credits and advances EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
- Other accounts payable EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
*** Long-term EUR million, final Q2/18 1 197,0 1 175,2
- Deposits EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
- Debt securities EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
- Loans EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
- Trade credits and advances EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
- Other accounts payable EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
- SDRs EUR million, final Q2/18 1 197,0 1 175,2
** Other MFIs (S.12T) EUR million, final Q2/18 17 655,6 17 704,3
*** Short-term EUR million, final Q2/18 4 897,9 5 015,4
- Deposits EUR million, final Q2/18 4 034,2 4 131,1
- Debt securities EUR million, final Q2/18 0,1 0,1
- Loans EUR million, final Q2/18 816,5 810,9
- Trade credits and advances EUR million, final Q2/18 7,7 8,0
- Other accounts payable EUR million, final Q2/18 39,3 65,3
*** Long-term EUR million, final Q2/18 12 757,7 12 689,0
- Deposits EUR million, final Q2/18 8 042,7 7 510,0
- Debt securities EUR million, final Q2/18 1 828,8 2 308,4
- Loans EUR million, final Q2/18 2 886,2 2 870,6
- Trade credits and advances EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
- Other accounts payable EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
*** Deposit-taking corporations except the central bank (S.122) EUR million, final Q2/18 17 655,6 17 704,3
**** Short-term EUR million, final Q2/18 4 897,9 5 015,4
- Deposits EUR million, final Q2/18 4 034,2 4 131,1
- Debt securities EUR million, final Q2/18 0,1 0,1
- Loans EUR million, final Q2/18 816,5 810,9
- Trade credits and advances EUR million, final Q2/18 7,7 8,0
- Other accounts payable EUR million, final Q2/18 39,3 65,3
**** Long-term EUR million, final Q2/18 12 757,7 12 689,0
- Deposits EUR million, final Q2/18 8 042,7 7 510,0
- Debt securities EUR million, final Q2/18 1 828,8 2 308,4
- Loans EUR million, final Q2/18 2 886,2 2 870,6
- Trade credits and advances EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
- Other accounts payable EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
*** Money market funds (S.123) EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
**** Short-term EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
- Deposits EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
- Debt securities EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
- Loans EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
- Trade credits and advances EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
- Other accounts payable EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
**** Long-term EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
- Deposits EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
- Debt securities EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
- Loans EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
- Trade credits and advances EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
- Other accounts payable EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
** General government (S.13) EUR million, final Q2/18 34 734,9 36 460,1
*** Short-term EUR million, final Q2/18 1 559,5 842,2
- Deposits EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
- Debt securities EUR million, final Q2/18 624,0 380,6
- Loans EUR million, final Q2/18 891,7 433,2
- Trade credits and advances EUR million, final Q2/18 9,8 9,8
- Other accounts payable EUR million, final Q2/18 34,0 18,6
*** Long-term EUR million, final Q2/18 33 175,4 35 617,9
- Deposits EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
- Debt securities EUR million, final Q2/18 26 538,1 28 790,6
- Loans EUR million, final Q2/18 6 637,1 6 808,8
- Trade credits and advances EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
- Other accounts payable EUR million, final Q2/18 0,2 18,5
- SDRs EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
** Other sectors (S.1P) EUR million, final Q2/18 19 140,6 18 132,7
*** Short-term EUR million, final Q2/18 6 624,1 6 232,2
- Deposits EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
- Debt securities EUR million, final Q2/18 4,6 4,8
- Loans EUR million, final Q2/18 969,5 998,6
- Trade credits and advances EUR million, final Q2/18 5 321,7 4 865,8
- Other accounts payable EUR million, final Q2/18 328,4 363,0
*** Long-term EUR million, final Q2/18 12 516,4 11 900,4
- Deposits EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
- Debt securities EUR million, final Q2/18 978,6 964,1
- Loans EUR million, final Q2/18 11 467,4 10 861,2
- Trade credits and advances EUR million, final Q2/18 0,2 0,2
- Other accounts payable EUR million, final Q2/18 70,3 75,0
*** Financial corporations other than MFIs (S.12M) EUR million, final Q2/18 1 721,3 1 723,0
**** Short-term EUR million, final Q2/18 389,9 371,0
- Deposits EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
- Debt securities EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
- Loans EUR million, final Q2/18 369,9 354,8
- Trade credits and advances EUR million, final Q2/18 4,3 5,0
- Other accounts payable EUR million, final Q2/18 15,7 11,2
**** Long-term EUR million, final Q2/18 1 331,4 1 352,0
- Deposits EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
- Debt securities EUR million, final Q2/18 222,9 222,8
- Loans EUR million, final Q2/18 1 051,6 1 072,5
- Trade credits and advances EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
- Other accounts payable EUR million, final Q2/18 56,9 56,6
*** Non-financial corporations, households, and non-profit institutions serving households (S.1V) EUR million, final Q2/18 17 419,3 16 409,7
**** Short-term EUR million, final Q2/18 6 234,3 5 861,2
- Deposits EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
- Debt securities EUR million, final Q2/18 4,6 4,8
- Loans EUR million, final Q2/18 599,6 643,8
- Trade credits and advances EUR million, final Q2/18 5 317,4 4 860,8
- Other accounts payable EUR million, final Q2/18 312,7 351,8
**** Long-term EUR million, final Q2/18 11 185,1 10 548,5
- Deposits EUR million, final Q2/18 0,0 0,0
- Debt securities EUR million, final Q2/18 755,8 741,2
- Loans EUR million, final Q2/18 10 415,8 9 788,7
- Trade credits and advances EUR million, final Q2/18 0,2 0,2
- Other accounts payable EUR million, final Q2/18 13,3 18,3
*Gross external debt EUR million, final Q2/18 127 554,2 125 144,6
** Short term EUR million, final Q2/18 13 420,4 12 376,2
** Long term EUR million, final Q2/18 59 646,6 61 382,5
** Direct investment (intercompany) debt liabilities EUR million, final Q2/18 54 487,1 51 385,9
** Denominated in foreign currencies EUR million, final Q2/18 99 366,7 96 213,1
** Denominated in Forints EUR million, final Q2/18 28 187,5 28 931,5
Exchange rates For daily data please click on:
http://english.mnb.hu
http://arfolyam.iridium.hu/
Magyar Nemzeti Bank
* Euro HUF per 1 Euro (monthly average) Oct/18 324,02 324,85
* US Dollar HUF per 1 USD (monthly average) Oct/18 282,07 278,53

Population

SDDS data category and component Unit description Observations More info
Period of latest data Latest data Data for previous period % change from same period last year
Population persons, thousand Dec/2017 9 771 9 799 www.ksh.hu/first_release

Non-SDDS Data

SDDS data category and component Unit description Observations More info
Period of latest data Latest data Data for previous period % change from same period last year
Balance of payments
* Non-debt creating financing, net assets EUR million, final Q2/18 823,4 -2579,8 Magyar Nemzeti Bank

FOOTNOTES:

1) Claims on central government.

2) Claims on banks, non-bank financial institutions and non-financial institutions - private and public.

3) Gold is valued at the spot price announced on the Reuters page EFX=prevailing at 11 a.m. CET on the reference date at the end of each month.