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Budapest, November 2 (MTI) – Hungary’s trade surplus came to 455 million euros in August, a second reading of data released by the Central Statistics Office (KSH) on Monday shows.

The surplus was revised downward from 459 million euros.

With the revised data the surplus was up 21 million from a year earlier.

Exports climbed by 6.6 percent to 6.5 billion euros during the period. Imports rose by 7 percent to 6.1 billion.

In January-August 2015, the trade surplus reached 5.3 billion euros, up EUR 1.2 billion from a year earlier. Exports rose by 7.4 percent to 59.4 billion euros during the period. Imports increased by 5.6 percent to 54.1 billion.

Fully 77 percent of Hungary’s imports came from other European Union countries between January and August and 79 percent of exports went to EU member states.

Source: http://mtva.hu/hu/hungary-matters

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