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Hungary posts foreign trade surplus of €99.9 mln

Hungary posted a €99.9 million trade surplus in November, as exports, in euro terms, fell 10.4% and imports dropped 10.2% from a year earlier, preliminary figures published by the Central Statistical Office (KSH) show.

The November surplus compares to a €120.2 million surplus in the same month a year earlier. Hungary posted a €176.7 million trade surplus in September and €83 million deficit in October.

In January-November, Hungary's preliminary trade surplus was €99.7 million, compared to a slight surplus of €9.2 million in the same period a year earlier.

November exports were worth €5.874 billion and imports were worth €5.774 billion.

In January-November exports rose 7.4% to €68.407 billion from the same period a year earlier and imports were up 7.2% at €68.307 billion.

KSH will publish detailed November and January-November figures on February 3. (MTI – Econews)