Social and economic statistics from Visegrad countries

 

This section provides some basic social and economic statistics from the Visegrad countries. Tables are regularly updated on quarterly basis. 

Data compare social and economic indicators of four countries in the region with EU and Eurozone average (one country in the region - Slovakia - is the Eurozone member).

Sources of data are indicated on the bottom of each table.

 

Basic data

 

CZ

HU

PL

SK

Capital

Prague

Budapest

Warsaw

Bratislava

Area (km2)

78,867 

93,028 

312,685 

49,025 

Population

10,211,904

9,905,596

38,482,919

5,463,046

Source: CIA World Factbook

 

Economic indicators

CZ

HU

PL

SK

EU-27

Eurozone

GDP per capita in PPS (2008)

80.4

62.9

57.5

71.8*

100

108.9

Real GDP growth (2008)

3

0.6

5.0

6.4*

0.9

0.7

Real GDP growth (forecast 2009)

-2.7

-6.3

-1.4

-2.6

-4.0

-4.0

Unemployment rate (07/09)

6.4

10.3

8.2

12.0

9.0

9.5

Employment rate (2008)

66.6

56.7

59.2

62.3

65.9

66.1

Annual inflation (2008)

6.3

6.0

4.2

3.9

3.7

3.3

Labour productivity (2008)

72.4

69.5

62.8

78.9*

100

109.7

Expenditure on R&D (% of HDP, 2007)

1.54

0.97

0.57

0.46

1.85s

1.87s

Broadband penetration (2008)

15.8

15.7

9.6

9.6

21.7

NA

Internet access - households (2008)

46

48

48

58

60

62

Hi-tech exports (% of total, 2006)

12.735

20.325

3.114

5.432

16.647

NA

* estimated value; s Eurostat Estimate

Source: Eurostat

 

Social indicators

CZ

HU

PL

SK

EU-27

Eurozone

Inequality of income distribution (2007)

3.5

3.7

5.3

3.5

5

4.8

At-risk-of-poverty before social transfers (2007)

20

29

27

18

26

25

At-risk-of-poverty after social transfers (2007)

10

12

17

11

17

16

Early school leavers (2007)

5.5(6)

10.9

5.0

7.2

15.2

17.2

Long-term unemployment (2008)

2.9

3.6

2.4

6.6

2.6

2.6

Jobless households - children (2007)

8.0

13.9

9.5

10.6

9.4*

9.2*

Gender pay gap (2007)

23.6

16.3

7.5

23.6

17.5(p)

17.4(p)

(6) data from 2006, * estimated value (p) provisional value