In April 2020 the volume of industrial production declined by 36.8% year-on-year in Hungary, as KSH data shows.
Based on working-day adjusted data, production fell by 36.6%.
The economic effects caused by the coronavirus epidemic were significant in this period.
The manufacture of transport equipment fell outstandingly, to one-fifth, due to the temporary total or partial production stoppage.
The manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco products declined to a lesser degree, while the manufacture basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations grew almost by one-fifth.
The volume of industrial export dropped by 43% year-on-year. Transport equipment export, representing a 15% weight within export sales in manufacturing fell outstandingly, by 77%, while the export in manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products accounting for a 19% weight declined by 23%.
Industrial domestic sales decreased by 18.6%, within it domestic sales in manufacturing were 25% lower compared to the same month of the previous year.