Hungary had a 37 million euro trade surplus in August, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said in a first reading of data. The surplus was up 99 million euros from the same month a year earlier.
Exports rose by 2.6% year-on-year to 8.141 billion euros. Imports were up 1.3% at 8.104 billion euros. Trade with other European Union member states accounted for about 80% of exports and 73% of imports. For the period January-August, exports were up 3.7% annually at 72.225 billion euros and imports rose by 5.5% to 68.898 billion euros. The trade surplus for the period stood at 3.326 billion euros, narrowing by 977 million euros from the same period a year earlier. KSH will publish a second reading of the August data on October 31.