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 2022.
Reference period: 2021 (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.
It is exceptionally important to us to provide more up-to-date information on the social and economic developments in our country, in addition to our regular and detailed publications. Our WEEKLY MONITOR provides insights into trends in key areas through weekly, monthly and quarterly data from our interactive chart collection. Most WEEKLY MONITOR charts can also be downloaded in image and data formats (PNG, SVG and CSV).
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.
The circumstances caused by the Covid19 pandemic also had a negative impact on the socio-economic development of the V4 countries. This publication examines the return of the economy and society to pre-pandemic levels in the V4 countries and the EU, based on the Eurostat Recovery Dashboard indicators, bearing in mind the priorities (stability, reopening, partnership) set out in the current programme of the Hungarian Presidency of the Visegrad Cooperation (Recharging Europe).
The approximately 500 tables, graphs and maps and tens of thousands of data the Statistical Yearbook of Hungary contains give, for almost one and a half century, an overview of the social and economic processes of the country in the given year. Besides paying attention to the ever changing socio-economic environment and user demands we always strive to share new information: the health chapter broadened this year with indices regarding outpatient care, time series of healthcare expenses, life expectancy in good health and the number of Covid19 infected people.
Unemployment fell in all EU countries in the first quarter of 2022 as the effects of the Covid19 epidemic eased. The EU average rate has fallen to 6.5% from a high base a year earlier. Among the Member States, the lowest unemployment rates were found in Czechia, Germany, Poland, Malta, the Netherlands and Hungary (between 2.5% and 3.8%), and the highest in Spain (13.7%) and Greece (13.9%).
The United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division updated its latest population projection for all countries of the world on 11th July 2022. The United Nations demographers prepared their world population projection by 2100 in more variants (high, medium and low, permanent fertility, etc.). Our interactive chart contains – in addition to the data of the period between 1950 and 2020 – the figures of the medium variant considered the most probable.
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.
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.