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STATISTICAL UPDATES: External Trade; Industrial Prices

2018. november 30.

Central Statistical Office

In September 2018, the export volume decreased by 2.2% and the import volume increased by 4.3% compared to the same month of the previous year. The surplus was EUR 248 million, EUR 720 million less than the figure in September 2017. In January–September 2018, the external trade surplus was EUR 4.9 billion. Details...

Industrial producer prices as a whole were 6.4% higher in October 2018 than in the same period of the previous year. The price change was basically due to wage growth, oil price rise and the weakening of the forint. Domestic output prices increased by 8.2% on average, within which the prices of manufacturing, representing a weight of six-tenths, rose by 7.4% and the prices of energy industry (electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply), with a weight of over one-third, by 11% compared to a year earlier. Industrial non-domestic output prices went up by 5.4% compared to October of the previous year.  Details...