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Trade surplus over EUR 1 bln in September

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Hungaryʼs trade surplus reached EUR 1.04 billion in September, up EUR 175 million compared to the same month a year earlier, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said this morning in a first release of data.

In EUR terms, exports increased by 1.9% and imports decreased by 0.2% during September, compared to the same month of 2015, KSH data show. The value of exports amounted to EUR 8.4 bln, and that of imports to EUR 7.4 bln. The share of European Union member states was 79% both in exports and imports, the KSH reported. 

In the January-September period of the year, the value of exports was EUR 69.4 bln, while that of imports equaled EUR 61.7 bln, giving a trade surplus of EUR 7.7 bln in the period, the KSH said. Compared to the same ninth months a year earlier, exports and imports were up by 2.9% and 1.2% respectively in EUR terms, with the trade surplus growing by EUR 1.22 billion, the KSH added.

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