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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: February 2024

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: January 2024

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: January 2024

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: Q4 2023

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Methodological information

First releases

Latest release Next release
External trade in goods, February 2024 (first estimate) 04/04/2024 06/05/2024
External trade in goods, January 2024 (second estimate) 02/04/2024 02/05/2024
External trade in services, 4th quarter 2023 01/03/2024 31/05/2024

Publications

Released
Hungary, quarters 1-3 of 2023 – On the path of disinflation 10/01/2024
Regional Statistical Yearbook of Hungary, 2022 17/01/2024
Hungary, 1st semester of 2023 – disinflation started 19/10/2023
Statistical Yearbook of Hungary, 2022 23/11/2023
Hungary, 2023 Q1 30/08/2023
Statistical Pocketbook of Hungary, 2022 14/06/2023
Hungary, 2022 28/06/2023
Hungary in figures, 2022 11/07/2023
Hungary, Quarter 3 2022 06/02/2023
Regional Statistical Yearbook of Hungary, 2021 10/01/2023

Release and revision calendarPublication repertory

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

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Balance of payments

17.1.1.32. Balance of payments – BPM6 04/04/2024 27/09/2024
17.2.1.23. Balance of payments, quarterly – BPM6 04/04/2024 28/06/2024
17.2.1.24. Foreign assets and liabilities of Hungary, quarterly – BPM6 04/04/2024 28/06/2024

External trade in goods

17.2.3.1. External trade import, monthly 22/03/2024 23/04/2024
17.2.3.2. External trade export, monthly 22/03/2024 23/04/2024

Foreign direct investment enterprises

9.1.1.9. Foreign direct investment enterprises in Hungary by industries - BPM6 20/04/2023 19/04/2024
9.1.2.5. Foreign direct investment enterprises in Hungary by county and region – BPM6 20/04/2023 19/04/2024

International

17.1.3.1. External trade – imports 25/09/2023 25/09/2024
17.1.3.2. External trade – exports 25/09/2023 25/09/2024
17.1.3.3. Exports as per cent of imports 25/09/2023 25/09/2024
17.1.3.4. Volume of imports 25/09/2023 25/09/2024
17.1.3.5. Volume of exports 25/09/2023 25/09/2024
17.1.3.6. Imports by countries 25/09/2023 25/09/2024
17.1.3.7. Exports by countries 25/09/2023 25/09/2024

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 01/03/2024 02/09/2024

Summary table

17.2.1.1. Summary data of external trade in goods monthly 04/04/2024 02/05/2024
17.2.1.2. Volume indices of external trade in goods, monthly average of 2010 = 100.0%; seasonally and working-day adjusted 02/04/2024 02/05/2024
17.2.1.3. Volume indices of external trade in goods, corresponding period of previous year = 100.0%; calendar effect adjusted 02/04/2024 02/05/2024
17.1.1.1. Summary data of external trade in goods 01/03/2024 02/09/2024
17.1.1.2. Volume indices of external trade in goods 01/03/2024 02/09/2024
17.1.1.3. External trade in goods in HUF by groups of countries 01/03/2024 02/09/2024
17.1.1.21. Value and value indices of external trade in services, based on HUF, USD and EUR data 01/03/2024 01/03/2025
17.2.1.17. Summary data of external trade in services quarterly, cumulated 01/03/2024 31/05/2024

Trade by characteristics of trading enterprises

17.1.1.27. External trade in services by NACE activities and enterprise size class 11/03/2024 11/03/2025
17.1.1.28. External trade in services by NACE activities and services 11/03/2024 11/03/2025
17.1.1.29. External trade in services by NACE activities and owners 11/03/2024 11/03/2025
17.1.1.30. External trade in services by services and enterprise size class 11/03/2024 11/03/2025
17.1.1.31. External trade in services by services and owners 11/03/2024 11/03/2025
17.1.1.18. Value of external trade in goods, HUF, by group of trading enterprises with largest share of trade 15/12/2023 13/12/2024
17.1.1.19. Value of external trade in goods, HUF, by size of trading enterprise 15/12/2023 13/12/2024
17.1.1.20. Value of external trade in goods, HUF, by activity of trading enterprise 15/12/2023 13/12/2024

Trade by country

17.1.1.7. External trade in goods in HUF by countries 01/03/2024 02/09/2024
17.1.1.8. EUR value and value indices of external trade in goods by main partner countries 01/03/2024 02/09/2024
17.1.1.9. Imports in HUF by main countries of origin 01/03/2024 02/09/2024
17.1.1.10. Imports in USD and EUR by main countries of origin 01/03/2024 02/09/2024
17.2.1.20. Most important partners of Hungary in external trade in services, based on HUF and EUR data, quarterly update, 4th quarter 2023 01/03/2024 31/05/2024

Trade by country, cumulated data

17.2.1.8. HUF value of external trade and value indices by main partner countries, January–January 2024 02/04/2024 02/05/2024
17.2.1.9. EUR value of external trade and value indices by main partner countries, January–January 2024 02/04/2024 02/05/2024

Trade by group of countries

17.2.1.4. External trade in goods in HUF by groups of countries, quarterly, monthly 02/04/2024 02/05/2024
17.2.1.5. External trade in goods, EUR, by group of countries, quarterly, monthly 02/04/2024 02/05/2024
17.2.1.6. External trade in goods in USD by groups of countries, quarterly, monthly 02/04/2024 02/05/2024
17.2.1.7. Volume indices of external trade in goods by groups of countries, quarterly, monthly 02/04/2024 02/05/2024
17.1.1.4. External trade in goods in EUR by groups of countries 01/03/2024 02/09/2024
17.1.1.5. Value indices of external trade in goods by groups of countries 01/03/2024 02/09/2024
17.1.1.6. Volume indices of external trade in goods by groups of countries 01/03/2024 02/09/2024
17.2.1.18. Turnover and value index of external trade in services by groups of countries, billion HUF, quarterly, cumulated 01/03/2024 31/05/2024
17.2.1.19. Turnover and value index of external trade in services by groups of countries, million EUR, quarterly, cumulated 01/03/2024 31/05/2024

Trade by group of countries or by country

17.1.1.22. External trade in services, by group of countries, on HUF basis 01/03/2024 01/03/2025
17.1.1.23. Turnover and value index of external trade in services by groups of countries, on EUR basis 01/03/2024 01/03/2025
17.1.1.24. Most important partners of Hungary in external trade in services, based on HUF and USD data, 2023 01/03/2024 01/03/2025

Trade by group of services

17.1.1.25. External trade in services, by group of countries, on HUF basis 01/03/2024 01/03/2025
17.1.1.26. External trade in services, by group of countries, on EUR basis 01/03/2024 01/03/2025
17.2.1.21. Turnover and value index of external trade in services by groups of services, billion HUF, quarterly, cumulated 01/03/2024 31/05/2024
17.2.1.22. Turnover and value index of external trade in services by groups of services, million EUR, quarterly, cumulated 01/03/2024 31/05/2024

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 01/03/2024 02/09/2024
17.1.1.17. Volume indices of external trade in goods by groups of countries and main groups of commodities 01/03/2024 02/09/2024

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–January 2024 02/04/2024 02/05/2024
17.2.1.16. Volume indices of external trade in goods by groups of countries and main groups of commodities, January–January 2024 02/04/2024 02/05/2024

Trade by main group of commodities or by group of commodities

17.2.1.10. External trade in goods in HUF by main groups of commodities, quarterly, monthly 02/04/2024 02/05/2024
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–January 2024 02/04/2024 02/05/2024
17.2.1.12. External trade in goods, EUR, by main group of commodities 02/04/2024 02/05/2024
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–January 2024 02/04/2024 02/05/2024
17.2.1.14. Volume indices of external trade in goods by main groups of commodities, quarterly, monthly 02/04/2024 02/05/2024
17.1.1.11. External trade in goods in HUF by main groups of commodities 01/03/2024 02/09/2024
17.1.1.12. Value and value indices of external trade in goods, HUF, by main group of commodities and by group of commodities 01/03/2024 02/09/2024
17.1.1.13. External trade in goods in EUR by main groups of commodities 01/03/2024 02/09/2024
17.1.1.14. Value and value indices of external trade in goods, EUR, by main group of commodities and by group of commodities 01/03/2024 02/09/2024
17.1.1.15. Volume indices of external trade in goods by main groups of commodities 01/03/2024 02/09/2024

Dissemination database ( infra-annual data annual data )

Latest update Next update

International trade in goods

Import/Export Data According to NACE Rev. 3 by Groups of Countries (of Consignment/Destination) EU-27_2020 02/04/2024 02/05/2024
Import/Export Data According to CN by Groups of Countries (of Consignment/Destination), EU-27_2020 02/04/2024 02/05/2024
Import/Export Data According to Class of Enterprise by Countries of Consignment/Destination (NACE Rev. 2) 02/04/2024 02/05/2024
Import/Export Data According to SITC by Countries of Consignment/Destination (EU-27_2020) 02/04/2024 02/05/2024
Import/Export Data by Class of Enterprise (NACE Rev. 2) 02/04/2024 02/05/2024
Import/Export Data According to the Combined Nomenclature (2015-) (of Consignment/Destination) 02/04/2024 02/05/2024
Volume Indices of External Trade, Same Period of the Previous Year=100,0 EU-27_2020 01/03/2024 31/05/2024
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 (EU-27_2020) 01/03/2024
Value of International trade in services by countries (EU-27_2020) 01/03/2024 31/05/2024
Value of International trade in services by types of services 01/03/2024 31/05/2024
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) 20/04/2023 19/04/2024
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

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