Hungary had a 566 million euro trade surplus in September, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said in a first reading of data on Monday.

The surplus was up 385 million euros from the same month a year earlier.

Exports rose by an annual 10.9 percent to 9.582 billion euros. Imports were up by 6.5 percent at 9.016 billion euros.

Trade with other European Union member states accounted for about 80 percent of exports and 73 percent of imports.

For the period January-September, exports were up by 4.5 percent annually at 81.818 billion euros and imports rose by 5.6 percent to 77.903 billion. The trade surplus for the period stood at 3.915 billion euros, narrowing by 569 million from the same period a year earlier.

KSH will publish a second reading of the September data on December 2.

Source: mti

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