This guide provides an overview of Hungary’s economy, including the country’s primary imports and exports.
Hungary Economy Overview
Hungary’s exported goods and services amount to a total of $145.3 billion. This positions the country as the:
- 35th largest product export economy
- 37th largest service export economy
Imports totaled $129.9 billion, resulting in a positive trade balance of $26.4 billion.
Hungary’s Top Exports
Here is a breakdown of the most important products exported by Hungary, both commodities and other notable exports.
- Refined petroleum – $1.5 billion
- Petroleum gas – $798 million
- Corn – $736 million
- Poultry meat – $665 million
- Hot-rolled iron – $573 million
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Other Notable Exports
- Cars – $11 billion
- Vehicle parts – $7.2 billion
- Spark-ignition engines – $3.9 billion
- Packaged medicaments – $3.8 billion
- Video displays – $2.7 billion
Hungary’s Top Imports
Here is a breakdown of the most important products imported by Hungary, both commodities and other notable imports.
- Crude petroleum – $3 billion
- Petroleum gas – $2.1 billion
- Refined petroleum – $2 billion
- Other iron products – $781 million
- Raw aluminum – $750 million
Other Notable Imports
- Vehicle parts – $5.8 billion
- Cars – $4.6 billion
- Packaged medicaments – $3.2 billion
- Integrated circuits – $3.1 billion
- Office machine parts – $2.2 billion
Here are the most recent gross-domestic product (GDP) statistics for Hungary:
- Total GDP: $158 billion
- GDP Per Capita: $16,162
- GDP Growth (2008-2018): -0.16%
Overall, Hungary ranked 135th out of 196 countries in terms of GDP per capita growth.
Details on Hungary’s Exports/Imports
Additional information on Hungary’s exports and imports is useful to get an idea of where the country stands in global trade.
Export & Import Distribution by Product Categories
Based on data provided by the OEC, Hungary’s largest export class is of machines, responsible for a total of $47.6 billion of their total export trades.
Other major export product categories include:
- Transportation – $20.4 billion
- Chemical Products – $11.3 billion
- Plastics & Rubber – $7.82 billion
- Metals – $6.4 billion
Export & Import Distribution by Destination Country & Origin
The top destination countries for Hungarian exports are:
- Germany – $32.6 billion
- Italy – $6.29 billion
- Romania – $6.18 billion
- Slovakia – $5.76 billion
- Austria – $5.42 billion
The top countries of origin for Hungarian imports are:
- Germany – $29.6 billion
- Poland – $6.8 billion
- China – $6.67 billion
- Austria – $6.24 billion
- Czechia – $5.98 billion
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Sources & Further Reading
Our data was collected from:
- OEC – Economic overview, GDP stats, trading countries
- GlobalEdge – Individual commodity export-import data
In-Depth Commodity Resources
If you’d like to learn more about Hungary’s top traded commodities, you can start with the following commodity pages:
- Oil Trading – Hungary’s most imported and exported commodity
- Aluminum Trading – Hungary’s #4 exported and #3 imported metal commodity
- Copper Trading – The #5 most imported precious metal commodity in Hungary
Neighbouring Economic Profiles & Debt Clocks
Here are the debt clocks for a few of Hungary’s neighboring countries, as well as some of their top export/import partners:
All currency is reported in US dollars.