In order to assess Hungary’s role, share and position in the world and in the EU, it is essential to have comparable and reliable data on other countries. It may be difficult for users to find the appropriate data sources, routinely use international databases, reconcile data from different sources as well as identify and assess the reasons for any methodological differences. In order to make it easier, we have collected on this page our international publications and tables as well as links to major international databases, publication repertories, methodological collections.
UN demographers have prepared their estimate on the changes in world population in three (low, medium and high) scenarios. The data published here are based on the medium model, which is considered the most probable one, after the review in 2017.
Reference period: 2019 (further data shown on chart)
Change in volume of world GDP
The world’s GDP is an indicator comprising a wide range of products produced and services provided in countries on Earth in a particular period, so it measures the total output of these. The change in the volume of GDP is a generally accepted business indicator, which measures the change in the performance of the economy over time.
The chart collection contains monthly and quarterly indicators of economic and social developments by country and over time. The monthly updated chart collection with the latest available data for each indicator is available here.
In 2021, unemployment fell in all EU countries as the effects of the Covid19 epidemic eased. In the fourth quarter of 2021, unemployment rates were lowest in the Czech Republic, Poland, Malta, Germany, the Netherlands and Hungary, ranging from 2.3% to 3.7%, and highest in Greece and Spain, at 13.4%. The EU average rate fell to 6.5%.
Our publication, also highlighting the main effects of the pandemic, gives an overview of the social and economic trends in Hungary in 2020, including a 5% drop in GDP, putting us in the middle of the EU ranking, taking into use 28,000 new homes, the highest number since 2009, a nearly threefold increase in the share of people working remotely or from home as compared to the average for the past 10 years, a 42% increase in the value of mail order and internet retailing, and fewer accidents on the roads.
In 2021, it has been 30 years since the establishment of the Visegrad Group. From July 2020 to June 2021 there is also the period of the Polish presidency in the V4 Group. It coincides with the end of the Europe 2020 strategy. On this occasion, we present you the " V4 towards Europe 2020" publication summarising the progress made by the V4 countries since 2010 on the background of the European Union. It presents a set of indicators monitoring the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy goals in terms of employment, research and development activity, climate change and energy, education as well as poverty and social exclusion.
At present, 7.8 billion people live on the Earth. More developed countries fight with low fertility, accelerating ageing of society, and problems of sustainability of provision systems, while shortage of food, poverty, lack of education, unemployment and the provision of basic health and social services are serious challenges in less developed regions. The UN declared 11 July World Population Day in 1989, the aim of which was to draw attention to the extent of global population growth and the implied problems.
The digital publication of Eurostat allows a quick and interactive overview of the status of countries and offers the possibility of their comparison with other European countries. The different visualisation tools offer a playful way to look into selected statistics focusing on population, living conditions, health, working life, income and expenditure and social life.