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Construction Output Volume Up by 3.0% in One Year

Sep 15, 2022

The volume of construction output in July 2022 in Hungary surpassed the previous year’s level by 3.0%, according to raw data, the country's Central Statistical Office reports. Out of the main groups of construction, the output at construction of buildings increased by 0.5%, that of civil engineering grew by 7.0%. Based on seasonally and working […]

Hungarians Traveled Abroad More in the Second Quarter

Sep 11, 2022

Hungarians travelled abroad 4.7 million times between April and June this year, 53% more than in the same period a year earlier, but the number of trips abroad fell by 24% compared to the second quarter of 2019, according to the quarterly publication of the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (KSH). The most popular destinations were […]

Food Inflation Rate Exceeds 30% in Hungary

Sep 8, 2022

Annual inflation, the average increase in the price of goods and services, was 15.6% in August in Hungary compared to the same month last year, with food prices increased the most (30.9%), according to according to official data The monthly inflation rate in August was 1.8%, the Central Statistical Office reports. The 15.6% annual inflation […]

External Trade Deficit in Goods: EUR 1.1 Billion

Sep 8, 2022

The value of Hungarian exports was 13% and that of Hungarian imports 23% higher in EUR terms in July 2022 than in the same period of the previous year and the balance of external trade in goods deteriorated by EUR 975 million over this period, the Central Statistical Office reports. Compared to the previous month, […]

Number of Tourism Nights Up by 15% on Pandemic Base

Sep 6, 2022

In July 2022, 1.3 million guests spent 3.8 million tourism nights in commercial accommodation establishments (hotels, boarding houses, camping sites, bungalow complexes and community hostels) in Hungary, with the number of guests up by 17% and the number of nights by 15% compared to the same period of the previous year, the Central Statistical Office […]

Sales in Hungarian Retail Shops Up by 4.3%

Sep 5, 2022

In July 2022, the volume of sales in retail trade in Hungary increased by 3.8% according to raw data and by 4.3% when adjusted for calendar effects compared to the same period of the previous year, the country's Central Statistical Office reports. In July, calendar-adjusted sales volumes decreased by 2.9% in specialised and non-specialised food […]

International Survey of Basic Competences in Hungary

Sep 1, 2022

The second cycle of the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), the most comprehensive international survey of adult skills, will start in Hungary on September 1, the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (KSH) has announced. The survey will examine the basic competences used in everyday life and work – reading comprehension, elementary reading, […]

GDP: Consumption Pulled Growth by Public Handouts

Sep 1, 2022

Consumption growth was the most significant factor in the second quarter GDP growth figure of 6.5%, which exceeded expectations, with the tourism and logistics sectors leading the expansion. For the third quarter, analysts expect a significant contraction, the business news site reports. In the first half of 2022, economic output was 7.3% higher than […]

Industrial Producer Prices Rise by 37.9% in Hungary

Aug 31, 2022

Industrial producer prices were up by 37.9% on average in July 2022 compared to pandemic figures one year earlier. Domestic output prices were 52.7% and non-domestic output prices 30.4% higher, the Central Statistical Office reports. The higher rate of increase in domestic output prices was owing to the larger proportion of the energy industry, where […]

Natural Decrease of Hungarian Population Continues

Aug 29, 2022

In July 2022, 8,113 children were born and 10,320 people died in Hungary according to preliminary data. In the last twelve months, i.e. between August 2021 and July 2022, the number of births diminished by 1.2%, that of deaths by 8.8% and the number of marriages by 7.9% compared to the period one year earlier, […]

Average Passenger Car Age Keeps Increasing in Hungary

Aug 27, 2022

The average age of passenger cars in Hungary has set a new record, reaching 15 years in 2021 – a record not seen since 2000, according to data by the Central Statistical Office (KSH): the Hungarian car fleet closed the first half of this year at 15.2 years of average age. This result is partly […]

Hungarian GDP up 6.5% on Pandemic Year Base

Aug 17, 2022

Hungary’s gross domestic product increased by 6.5% in the 2nd quarter of 2022 compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. Raw data and seasonally and calendar adjusted and reconciled data were identical, the country's Central Statistical Office reports. All sections contributed to the growth except for agriculture. Compared to the previous quarter, the […]

Construction Output Volume Down in Hungary

Aug 15, 2022

Construction output volume decreased by 8.1% in one year and by 5.2% compared to the previous month in Hungary. The volume of construction output in June 2022 fell short of the previous year’s level by 8.1%, according to raw data. Out of the main groups of construction, the output at construction of buildings decreased by […]

Industrial Production Up by 1.5% in Hungary, 3.2% in EU

Aug 12, 2022

In June 2022, the volume of industrial production grew in Hungary by 1.5% year-on-year, the country’s Central Statistical Office reports. In the same month, also compared with a year earlier, industrial production grew by 2.4% in the euro zone and by 3.2% in the EU, according to data by Eurostat. In Hungary, decreases were recorded […]

Highest Inflation Rate in Hungary for 24 Years

Aug 9, 2022

Consumer prices in Hungary were 13.7% higher on average in July 2022 than a year earlier and the highest in twenty-four years. The largest price rises were measured for food and consumer durables year-on-year. The seasonally adjusted so-called core inflation was 16.7%, one of the highest in Europe. In one month, consumer prices increased on […]

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