Transport statistics is about performances related to forwarding goods and the spatial movement of persons. Statistics on the movement of people have two main areas: interurban passenger transport (public transport between two settlements) and local passenger transport (public transport within a settlement). It also monitors the transport infrastructure involving rolling stock (e.g. number of passenger cars, buses) and built infrastructure (e.g. length of motorways, railway lines). Accident statistics take into account accidents in the country, with a special focus on road traffic accidents causing personal injury.
Share of transport and storage in gross value added
Share of transport and storage in the gross value added of the national economy at current basic prices.
Freight transport performance declined by 1.7% year-on-year, mainly due to declining domestic transport, but international transport performance was also lower than in the fourth quarter of 2018. Interurban passenger transport performance increased by 4.9% due to the expansion of air passenger transport. Local passenger transport decreased by 1.7% in passenger numbers. The number of first-time registered passenger cars increased by 16%; as a result of the registration of new vehicles.
In the 1st-3rd quarters of 2019 the performance increase of the Hungarian economy continued. The growth was a result on one hand of the performance of the industry, construction and certain service divisions (e.g. commerce, tourism), on the other hand of the strengthening of the consumer and investment activity. Beside the price level increase real earnings surpassed the previous year’s level. Due to fewer live births and basically unchanged death numbers natural decrease was higher than in the 1st-3rd quarters of 2018.
The yearbook presents the demographic, socio-economic trends and the characteristics of the environment, as well as their changes over time in Hungary. The main indicators are illustrated in time series or regional comparisons by charts and maps; the interactive versions of these are available on our website. Spatial disparities among counties and regions as well as international indicators are presented in separate chapters. The volume appears with an internet annex containing the publication in PDF format, all tables in Excel format suitable for further processing as well as the Glossary also in Excel format.
Every year the pocketbook is the first detailed publication comprising all themes, which provides information on socio-economic processes in the previous year according to preliminary data. Its regional chapter presents the different regions, while its international chapter allows for comparisons of major data primarily on member states of the European Union. The interpretation of figures is supported by methodological description and while orientation by several charts.