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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: July 2021

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: June 2021

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: June 2021

Balance of external trade in services

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: Q2 2021

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First releases

Latest release Next release
External trade in goods, July 2021 (first estimate) 08/09/2021 08/10/2021
External trade in goods, June 2021 (second estimate) 01/09/2021 01/10/2021
External trade in services, 2nd quarter 2021 30/08/2021 01/12/2021

Publications

Released
Statistical Yearbook of Hungary, 2020 03/09/2021
Statistical pocketbook of Hungary, 2020 05/07/2021
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

Release and revision calendarPublication repertory

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

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Annual, international tables

17.1.3.1. External trade – imports 08/07/2021
17.1.3.2. External trade – exports 08/07/2021
17.1.3.3. Exports as per cent of imports 08/07/2021
17.1.3.4. Volume indices of imports 08/07/2021
17.1.3.5. Volume indices of exports 08/07/2021
17.1.3.6. Imports by countries 08/07/2021
17.1.3.7. Exports by countries 08/07/2021

Balance of payments

17.2.1.23. Balance of payments, quarterly – BPM6 25/06/2021 30/09/2021
17.2.1.24. Foreign assets and liabilities of Hungary, quarterly – BPM6 25/06/2021 30/09/2021
17.1.1.32. Balance of payments – BPM6 06/04/2021 30/09/2021

External trade in goods

17.2.3.1. External trade import, monthly 22/09/2021 22/10/2021
17.2.3.2. External trade export, monthly 22/09/2021 22/10/2021

Foreign direct investment enterprises

9.1.1.9. Foreign direct investment enterprises in Hungary by industries - BPM6 20/04/2021
9.1.2.5. Foreign direct investment enterprises in Hungary by county and region – BPM6 20/04/2021

Price indices of external trade

1.1.1.10. Price indices of external trade in goods by groups of countries and main groups of commodities 01/09/2021

Summary data

17.2.1.1. Summary data of external trade in goods monthly 08/09/2021 01/10/2021
17.1.1.1. Summary data of external trade in goods 01/09/2021
17.1.1.2. Volume indices of external trade in goods 01/09/2021
17.1.1.3. External trade in goods in HUF by groups of countries 01/09/2021
17.2.1.2. Volume indices of external trade in goods, monthly average of 2010 = 100.0%; seasonally and working-day adjusted 01/09/2021 01/10/2021
17.2.1.3. Volume indices of external trade in goods, corresponding period of previous year = 100.0%; calendar effect adjusted 01/09/2021 01/10/2021
17.2.1.17. Summary data of external trade in services quarterly, cumulated 30/08/2021 01/12/2021
17.1.1.21. Value and value indices of external trade in services, based on HUF, USD and EUR data 06/04/2021

Trade by characteristics of trading enterprises

17.1.1.18. Value of external trade in goods, HUF, by group of trading enterprises with largest share of trade 06/04/2021 20/12/2021
17.1.1.19. Value of external trade in goods, HUF, by size of trading enterprise 06/04/2021 20/12/2021
17.1.1.20. Value of external trade in goods, HUF, by activity of trading enterprise 06/04/2021 20/12/2021
17.1.1.27. External trade in services by NACE activities and enterprise size class 06/04/2021
17.1.1.28. External trade in services by NACE activities and services 06/04/2021
17.1.1.29. External trade in services by NACE activities and owners 06/04/2021
17.1.1.30. External trade in services by services and enterprise size class 06/04/2021
17.1.1.31. External trade in services by services and owners 06/04/2021

Trade by country

17.1.1.7. External trade in goods in HUF by countries 01/09/2021
17.1.1.8. EUR value and value indices of external trade in goods by main partner countries 01/09/2021
17.1.1.9. Imports in HUF by main countries of origin 01/09/2021
17.1.1.10. Imports in USD and EUR by main countries of origin 01/09/2021
17.2.1.20. Most important partners of Hungary in external trade in services, based on HUF and EUR data, quarterly update, 2nd quarter 2021 30/08/2021 01/12/2021

Trade by country, cumulated data

17.2.1.8. HUF value of external trade and value indices by main partner countries, January–June 2021 01/09/2021 01/10/2021
17.2.1.9. EUR value of external trade and value indices by main partner countries, January–June 2021 01/09/2021 01/10/2021

Trade by group of countries

17.1.1.4. External trade in goods in EUR by groups of countries 01/09/2021
17.1.1.5. Value indices of external trade in goods by groups of countries 01/09/2021
17.1.1.6. Volume indices of external trade in goods by groups of countries 01/09/2021
17.2.1.4. External trade in goods in HUF by groups of countries, quarterly, monthly 01/09/2021 01/10/2021
17.2.1.5. External trade in goods, EUR, by group of countries, quarterly, monthly 01/09/2021 01/10/2021
17.2.1.6. External trade in goods in USD by groups of countries, quarterly, monthly 01/09/2021 01/10/2021
17.2.1.7. Volume indices of external trade in goods by groups of countries, quarterly, monthly 01/09/2021 01/10/2021
17.2.1.18. Turnover and value index of external trade in services by groups of countries, billion HUF, quarterly, cumulated 30/08/2021 01/12/2021
17.2.1.19. Turnover and value index of external trade in services by groups of countries, million EUR, quarterly, cumulated 30/08/2021 01/12/2021

Trade by group of countries or by country

17.1.1.22. External trade in services, by group of countries, on HUF basis 06/04/2021
17.1.1.23. Turnover and value index of external trade in services by groups of countries, on EUR basis 06/04/2021
17.1.1.24. Most important partners of Hungary in external trade in services, based on HUF and USD data 06/04/2021

Trade by group of services

17.2.1.21. Turnover and value index of external trade in services by groups of services, billion HUF, quarterly, cumulated 30/08/2021 01/12/2021
17.2.1.22. Turnover and value index of external trade in services by groups of services, million EUR, quarterly, cumulated 30/08/2021 01/12/2021
17.1.1.25. External trade in services, by group of countries, on HUF basis 06/04/2021
17.1.1.26. External trade in services, by group of countries, on EUR basis 06/04/2021

Trade by main group of commodities and by group of countries

17.1.1.16. Value and value indices of external trade in goods by groups of countries and main groups of commodities 01/09/2021
17.1.1.17. Volume indices of external trade in goods by groups of countries and main groups of commodities 01/09/2021

Trade by main group of commodities and by group of countries (data cumulated from beginning of year)

17.2.1.15. Value and value indices of external trade in goods by groups of countries and main groups of commodities, January–June 2021 01/09/2021 01/10/2021
17.2.1.16. Volume indices of external trade in goods by groups of countries and main groups of commodities, January–June 2021 01/09/2021 01/10/2021

Trade by main group of commodities or by group of commodities

17.1.1.11. External trade in goods in HUF by main groups of commodities 01/09/2021
17.1.1.12. Value and value indices of external trade in goods, HUF, by main group of commodities and by group of commodities 01/09/2021
17.1.1.13. External trade in goods in EUR by main groups of commodities 01/09/2021
17.1.1.14. Value and value indices of external trade in goods, EUR, by main group of commodities and by group of commodities 01/09/2021
17.1.1.15. Volume indices of external trade in goods by main groups of commodities 01/09/2021
17.2.1.10. External trade in goods in HUF by main groups of commodities, quarterly, monthly 01/09/2021 01/10/2021
17.2.1.11. Value and value indices of external trade in goods, HUF, by main group of commodities and by group of commodities, January–June 2021 01/09/2021 01/10/2021
17.2.1.12. External trade in goods, EUR, by main group of commodities 01/09/2021 01/10/2021
17.2.1.13. Value and value indices of external trade in goods, EUR, by main group of commodities and by group of commodities, January–June 2021 01/09/2021 01/10/2021
17.2.1.14. Volume indices of external trade in goods by main groups of commodities, quarterly, monthly 01/09/2021 01/10/2021

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 01/09/2021
Import/Export Data According to CN by Groups of Countries (of Consignment/Destination), EU-27_2020 01/09/2021 01/10/2021
Import/Export Data According to Class of Enterprise by Countries of Consignment/Destination (NACE Rev. 2) 01/09/2021 01/10/2021
Import/Export Data According to SITC by Countries of Consignment/Destination (EU-27_2020) 01/09/2021 01/10/2021
Volume Indices of External Trade, Same Period of the Previous Year=100,0 EU-27_2020 01/09/2021 02/12/2021
Import/Export Data by Class of Enterprise (NACE Rev. 2) 01/09/2021 01/10/2021
Import/Export Data According to the Combined Nomenclature (2015-) (of Consignment/Destination) 01/09/2021 01/10/2021
Import/Export Data According to SITC by Countries of Origin/Destination 08/07/2021
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 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) 30/08/2021 01/12/2021
Value of International trade in services by types of services 30/08/2021 01/12/2021
Value of international trade in services (EU-27_2020) 19/03/2021
Value of international trade in services 02/03/2021
Value of International trade in services by countries 02/03/2021
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) 20/04/2021
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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