Hungarian Central Statistical Office
Központi Statisztikai Hivatal (KSH)
Agency overview
Formed18 April 1871 (153 years ago) (1871-04-18)
JurisdictionGovernment of Hungary
Headquarters5-7 Keleti Károly Street
Budapest, 1024
Minister responsible
Agency executive
  • Gabriella Vukovich
Parent agencyMinistry of Interior
The Central Statistical Office main building in Keleti Károly Street, Budapest

The Hungarian Central Statistical Office (HSCO; Hungarian: Központi Statisztikai Hivatal (KSH), Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈkøsponti ʃtɒtistikɒji hivɒtɒl]) is a quango responsible[1][2] for collecting, processing and publishing statistics about Hungary, its economy, and its inhabitants. The office provides details for parliamentary and administrative offices, local councils and academia, financial institutions, the public at large and the media.



Legal reference: KSH - Rules on Statistics

The organisation is also covered by European Union regulation.[2]

Organization structure

There are around 1,050 people employed at the central office, with a further 450 at regional offices.[3]

The head of the Office is called the President, and leads a number of organizational units each headed by a Deputy President and having several departments:[4][5]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Act XLVI of 1993 On Statistics". National Assembly of Hungary (published 1 January 2007). 1993.
  2. ^ a b "Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 Of the European Parliament and of the Council" (PDF). Official Journal of the European Union (published 31 March 2009). 11 March 2009.
  3. ^ "HCSO Introduction". Hungarian Central Statistical Office. Retrieved 19 September 2009.
  4. ^ "Organizational scheme of the HCSO". Hungarian Central Statistical Office. Retrieved 19 September 2009.
  5. ^ "Organizational Scheme" (PDF). Hungarian Central Statistical Office. 27 September 2008. Retrieved 19 September 2009.

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