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Shipping from China to Hungary and relationship


Shipping from China to Hungary and relationship 

China is one of Hungary’s top trade partners, along with Germany, Poland, and Austria. Hungary’s import of Chinese products has been increasing since 2015, reaching $10.5 billion in 2022. 

Importers from this country buy primarily electrical and electronic equipment, machinery, medical apparatus, and textiles from China.

Hungary also was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with China. Germany is Hungary’s main economic partner in terms of import and export, and China ranks the third.


Economic and trade relations between China and Hungary

In 2015, Hungary became the first European country to join the Belt and Road Initiative.

"Opening to the East" and the "One Belt, One Road" were successfully connected. 

Since then, the friendship between the two countries has further blossomed, and political, economic, trade and people-to-people exchanges and cooperation have accelerated and deepened.

China is Hungary's largest trading partner outside Europe, and Hungary is one of my country's most important trading partners in Central and Eastern Europe.

The bilateral trade volume in 2022 will be US$15.52 billion, a year-on-year decrease of 1.2%. Among them, our export volume was US$10.47 billion, a year-on-year increase of 3.3%, and our import volume was US$5.05 billion, a year-on-year decrease of 9.4%. 

From January to November 2023, the bilateral trade volume between China and Hungary was US$13.308 billion, a year-on-year decrease of 6.7%. 

Among them, our export volume was US$8.971 billion, a year-on-year decrease of 7.0%, and our import volume was US$4.337 billion, a year-on-year decrease of 6.0%. 

Bilateral trade between China and Hungary is dominated by electromechanical and high-tech products with high added value, 

including motors, electrical equipment and parts, boilers, mechanical equipment and parts, vehicles and parts, optical, photographic, medical equipment and parts These four major areas account for more than 80% of the bilateral trade volume.

For shipments from China to Hungary, 3 methods are available, Ocean, Air and Railway freight.

Ocean freight from China to Hungary

Ocean freight is the cheapest method of shipping from China to Hungary. Due to its carrying capacity and relatively low price, it’s the most commonly used form of transport in international trade.

FCL and LCL are two of the most regular sea shipments. Additionally, for OOG cargo from China (out-of-gauge cargo), flat rack container and open top container could be the solution. 

For cold-chain transportation, we have reefer container. And for bulk shipments, breakbulk solution or RO-RO ships。

Please note that ocean freight’s advantages come at the expense of the longest transit time among all the means of transport. Thus, it’s not suitable for cargo with a short expiry date.

Main cargo ports in China :Shanghai ,Ningbo-Zhoushan,Guangzhou-Nanshan,Shenzhen-Yantian,Tianjin,Qingdao


Main cargo ports in Hungary : Budapest Port,Dunaujvaros Port ,Gyor Port ,Komarom Port


Airfreight from China to Hungary

If your load must reach its destination as quickly as possible, airfreight is your way to go. There’s no faster or safer method of shipping other than air transport. However, at the same time, it’s the most costly one.

Airport of Hungary : Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (IATA CODE: BUD)

The largest airport in Hungary

An ideal choice as a Central and Eastern European cargo hub for import & export business.


Railway from China to Hungary

China-Europe Railway Express provides a new way of shipping from China to Hungary, faster than sea freight, cheaper than air. 

Rail freight is becoming more and more popular with importers and exporters these years, and transcontinental freight train traffic from China to Europe is seeing a stable rise. 

When a sea shipment from China to Hungary takes 35 days, we’ll make it half by shipping with freight trains. 

Shipping by train from China to Hungary accelerates the circulation of goods and money. So it can lower costs for enterprises.

The first freight train of China Railway Express connecting Xiamen with Budapest, Hungary, departed on Jan 19, 2018. The journey is about 12000KM, 18-23 days 

With the current rail routes leading from China through Hungary, the country may become a hub for China-Europe freight trains.


We are China based freight forwarder, specialized and experienced in international logistics for China-Hungary import and export business. 

With years of hard effort on China-Europe trade lane, building networks of sea, air, railway and local connections, we are able to provide a hassle-free one-stop shipping solution from China to Hungary.

2024 is the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Hungary:

In 1949, China and Hungary established diplomatic relations.

In 2004, the two countries established a friendly cooperative partnership.

In 2017, the two countries established a comprehensive strategic partnership.


The first European country to sign a memorandum of understanding on “Belt and Road” cooperation with China;

The first European country to open a bilingual school teaching Hungarian and Chinese;

The first Central and Eastern European country to establish a RMB clearing bank;

The first Central and Eastern European country to set up an office of the China National Tourism Administration;

The first Central and Eastern European country to issue RMB bonds;

If you need export/import from China, please contact us at any time.Shawn.Liao(Mr.) Phone/Wechat/Whatsapp/Skype: +8618926970495


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