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 2.7% higher in December 2019 than a year earlier. The output of the two main groups of construction developed inversely: the construction of buildings decreased by 11.3% and civil engineering rose by 22.2%. Based on seasonally and working-day-adjusted indices construction output lessened by 3.0% compared to the November data. In 2019 construction output grew by 21.7% compared to 2018. In the year as a whole, construction output prices were 9.7% higher on average than in the previous year.
In the 1st-3rd quarters of 2019 the performance increase of the Hungarian economy continued. The growth was a result on one hand of the performance of the industry, construction and certain service divisions (e.g. commerce, tourism), on the other hand of the strengthening of the consumer and investment activity. Beside the price level increase real earnings surpassed the previous year’s level. Due to fewer live births and basically unchanged death numbers natural decrease was higher than in the 1st-3rd quarters of 2018.
The yearbook presents the demographic, socio-economic trends and the characteristics of the environment, as well as their changes 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 volume appears with an internet annex containing the publication in PDF format, all tables in Excel format suitable for further processing as well as the Glossary also in Excel format.
Every year the pocketbook is the first detailed 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.