Period, quarters Tourism (expenditures of foreigners coming to Hungary) Correction items related to international trade in services statisticsa Travel services (corrected with the adjustment items of international trade in services) Tourism (expenditures of Hungarians travelling abroad) Correction items related to international trade in services statisticsb Travel services (corrected with the adjustment items of international trade in services) Tourism as a whole Correction items related to international trade in services statisticsa Travel services (corrected with the adjustment items of international trade in services)
revenue (exports) expenditure (imports) balance
denomination a b c=a+b d e f=d+e g=a-d h=b-e i=c-f
2018 Q1 356,783 -25,092 331,691 170,236 -33,058 137,178 186,547 7,965 194,512
Q2 500,555 -47,075 453,480 220,191 -46,554 173,638 280,364 -522 279,842
Q3 724,144 -71,178 652,966 302,345 -47,200 255,145 421,798 -23,978 397,821
Q4 485,298 -52,587 432,712 194,955 -45,422 149,534 290,343 -7,165 283,178
2019 Q1 405,319 -27,507 377,812 183,453 -35,693 147,761 221,866 8,186 230,051
Q2 558,995 -49,034 509,961 222,651 -41,026 181,625 336,344 -8,008 328,336
Q3 834,858 -75,118 759,739 346,402 -50,265 296,137 488,456 -24,854 463,603
Q4 510,938 -35,102 475,837 217,168 -43,592 173,576 293,770 8,490 302,260
2020 Q1c 373,368 -23,727 349,641 161,914 -24,181 137,732 211,454 455 211,909
Q2d 88,820 492 89,312 65,646 -3,944 61,703 23,174 4,436 27,609
Q3e 382,924 -29,804 353,120 118,312 -11,226 107,086 264,611 -18,578 246,034
Q4f 209,231 -14,232 194,999 58,496 -8,799 49,697 150,735 -5,433 145,302
2021 Q1g 164,253 -13,148 151,105 43,750 -7,213 36,537 120,503 -5,935 114,568
Q2h 263,937 -18,597 245,340 83,545 -11,082 72,464 180,392 -7,515 172,876
Q3i 541,903 -40,283 501,620 225,902 -30,595 195,307 316,001 -9,688 306,312
Q4j 375,466 -29,830 345,636 158,749 -22,913 135,836 216,717 -6,916 209,801
2022 Q1k 379,504 -40,205 339,299 160,881 -23,011 137,870 218,623 -17,194 201,429
Q2l 555,830 -61,406 494,424 244,596 -42,154 202,442 311,234 -19,252 291,982
Q3m 825,416 -91,813 733,603 407,101 -70,298 336,803 418,315 -21,515 396,800
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*National Bank of Hungary /NBH/; balance of payments; export, import and balance data of the travel line according to the BPM6 methodology
aInternational passanger transport, insurance, valuable and durable consumer goods, illegal services related items.
bInternational passanger transport, valuable and durable consumer goods.
cDue to emergency measures in response to the coronavirus epidemic, including a border closure introduced in mid-March and suspending data collections, data on tourism demand in the first quarter are only available for the period from 1 January to 13 March 2020, so they have only limited comparability with data from previous periods.
dAs a result of a border closure ordered due to the coronavirus epidemic, data collection on tourism was suspended in the second quarter of 2020, so the data for the period were made using model estimation. The reliability of the published data has significantly decreased and they have only limited comparability with data from previous periods.
eDue to the coronavirus epidemic, border traffic in the third quarter was significantly lower than in the previous period, in addition, border crossing rules were tightened again from 1 September 2020, resulting in a further reduction in the number of respondents. Due to the above, the reliability of the published data has decreased and they have only limited comparability with data from previous periods.
fIn 2020. IV. quarter, border traffic was significantly lower than usual due to the border crossing rules still in force and the regulation on the use of accommodation, which will enter into force on 11 November 2020. Due to the low number of data providers, the reliability of published data has decreased and they are only to a limited extent comparable to data from previous periods.
gDue to the emergency measures introduced at the beginning of March 2021 in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the cessation of data collection, tourism demand data for Q1 were partly based on model estimates and therefore have limited comparability with previous periods.
hDue to the emergency measures introduced at the beginning of March 2021 in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the cessation of data collection, tourism demand data for Q2 were partly based on model estimates and therefore have limited comparability with previous periods.
iDue to the coronavirus epidemic, in the previous year the border crossing rules were tightened again from 1 September 2020, resulting a significant reduction in the number of respondents. Due to the above, the reliability of the published data has decreased and they have only limited comparability with data from previous periods.
jDue to the coronavirus epidemic, the number of respondents decreased significantly in the same period of the previous year. Because of it, the reliability of the published data has decreased and they are only to a limited extent comparable to the data of previous periods.
kDue to the war in Ukraine, the questionnaire survey on the Ukrainian border is suspended from the end of February. Because of the above, the estimate for Q1 is not based on total visitor traffic (excluding the Ukrainian border section in March). The reliability of the published data has decreased and those are only to a limited extent comparable to the data of previous periods.
lDue to the war in Ukraine, the questionnaire survey on the Ukrainian border is suspended from the end of February 2022. Because of the above, the estimate for Q2 is not based on total visitor traffic (excluding the Ukrainian border section). The reliability of the published data has decreased and those are only to a limited extent comparable to the data of previous periods.
mDue to the war in Ukraine, the questionnaire survey on the Ukrainian border is suspended from the end of February 2022. Because of the above, the estimate for Q3 is not based on total visitor traffic (excluding the Ukrainian border section). The reliability of the published data has decreased and those are only to a limited extent comparable to the data of previous periods.
Source: National Bank of Hungary (MNB)
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