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Csongrád County - An economic overview

  1. 1. Csongrád County An economic overview Prepared by : Region Development Council of Csongrád County Szeged, 200 9 . www.csongrad-megye.hu
  2. 2. Geography Source : KSH Area of the county: 4300 km 2 , 4,6% of Hungary Population: 424 000 inhabitants 4,2% of Hungary County seat: Szeged 60 settlements, of which 10 are cities (The second most urbanized county of Hungary)‏
  3. 3. <ul><li>Main resources </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Favourable natural and climatic circumstances and geographical endowments (Hungary’s most considerable source of petroleum and natural gas and one-fifth of the country’s thermal water resources can be found here; rich geothermal potential)‏ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>High level agriculture and food industry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Highly qualified workforce </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The county seat has developed into a centre of research and higher education (significant Research and Development expenditure, internationally acknowledged research centres)‏ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Favourable local services and quality of life </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Distinguished cultural traditions, wide range tourism </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Favourable traffic conditions (Helsinki-corridors: Wien-Belgrade, Wien-Bucharest axis; the direction to the Balkans and Asia Minor provides a significant logistics potential)‏ </li></ul></ul></ul>The county with outstanding endowments
  4. 4. <ul><li>Gross Domestic Product (GDP)‏ </li></ul>Output of the Economy Source : KSH 47,9 % 800 436 Csongrád county 42,9 % 2 264 535 Southern Great Plain 64,8 % 2 5 479 405 Hungary (mill ion Ft)‏ % of EU-27 average GDP at purchaser’s price Country, region, county GDP in 2007
  5. 5. Output of the Economy Source : KSH
  6. 6. <ul><li>Registered enterprises in 2007 </li></ul>Enterprises Source : KSH Number of enterprises: 52 932 (4,3 % of national total)‏ Enterprises per 1000 inhabitants: 125 (second among the counties)‏
  7. 7. Employment Source : KSH
  8. 8. Source : KSH Employment
  9. 9. Agriculture <ul><li>High level agriculture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supported by the good quality of arable soil and favourable climate the high level agriculture is one of the main resources of the county, even today </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6.2 % of the GVA produced by agriculture in Hungary is given by Csongrád county </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nearly 80% of the land area is cultivated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crucial role in seed grain and vegetable production for local and foreign market </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Agriculture <ul><li>Traditional products </li></ul>Paprika of Szeged Onion of Makó Wines of Csongrád subregion Vegetables of Szentes Peach of Szatymaz
  11. 11. <ul><li>Food industry based on local agricultural products </li></ul>Agriculture and food industry Meat processing Canned food industry Manufacture of dairy products Wine production Szegedi Paprika Zrt
  12. 12. Industrial production Source : KSH <ul><ul><li>75% of industrial production is given by processing industry (food industry and chemical industry)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mining , as well as gas, water and electricity supply are also important. The proportion of construction industry in the county is higher than the national average </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The production value of the industrial enterprises employing more than 4 workers exceeded HUF 541 billion in 2007. The per capita production value is HUF 1.277 thousand which is 62% of the national average </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The development of knowledge-based industry in prominent research centres requiring highly qualified workforce points out a dynamic developmental direction for the wider region </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Opportunities in industry <ul><li>Areas designated for enterprises </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Zone of enterprises and 14 industrial parks that are suitable to receive investments and to offer tax incentives, plots, subsidy for tackling unemployment </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Competitive knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>In-depth knowledge on production principles and methods provides good ground for meeting the requirements of high standard industrial demands. </li></ul><ul><li>Szeged Biopolis Pole Programme : concentrates on 3 sub-fields of biotechnology ( health and medical industry , environmental protection and agricultural biotechnology ), as well as on software industry supporting them. </li></ul>Opportunities in industry Burton-Apta Fireproof Material Manufacturer
  15. 15. Modern infrastructure services Telecommunication Gas heating in every settlement ADSL, Internet, multimedia Electricity Railway transport Road and water transport Air transport <ul><li>Major service providers </li></ul>
  16. 16. The big asset: highly educated humans <ul><li>The county seat is a centre of higher education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Out of the total student population every 13th student studies in Csongrád county </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The number of university and college students is over 28 thousand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The 12 faculties of the University of Szeged offer wide range of studies: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty of Medicine </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty of Pharmacy </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty of Dentistry </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty of Health Sciences and Social Studies </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty of Music </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty of Science </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty of Arts </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Juhász Gyula Teacher Training Faculty </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty of Agriculture </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty of Engineering </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty of Law </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty of Economics and Business Administration </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The research activity of the University of Szeged is of crucial importance on national as well as on international levels </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Research and Development (R&D), innovation <ul><li>Research institutes of international significance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Outside the capital city Budapest Szeged is the largest centre of R&D </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There are 207 R&D sites in Csongrád county </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Biological Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences is world famous. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Its institutions are: Biophysics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Biochemistry Genetics Plant biology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enzymology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bay Zoltán Biotechnological Institute is to use and apply research results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cereal Research Institute is to conduct research in hybridization and production of cereal, oil and protein plants, and vegetables </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BIOPOLIS Szeged Innovation Service Ltd . helps market the intellectual products of the university and academic research units, and it transfers the industrial developmental needs </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. International Relations <ul><ul><li>Due to its geographical location the county needs to rely on an „ over the borders &quot; approach . The triple-border zone provides excellent opportunities in economic co-operation (in the stream of production factors)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In order to take advantage of this potential we expand the regional and international economic relations , relying on the increase of the border’s penetrability and on the assistance of the chamber and the Euroregion’s institutions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A great number of Hungarian people live in the trans-border area. Co-operation is enhanced by common historical and cultural roots and similar business culture. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local governments and business personalities of Csongrád county all have a wide network of relations going beyond the borders. </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Cross-border co-operation </li></ul><ul><li>In the framework of the European Territorial Co-operation Csongrád county is basically involved in two programmes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Hungary-Romania Territorial Co-operation Operative programme 2007-2013 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Hungary-Serbia IPA Trans-border Co-operation Programme 2007-2013 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Csongrád County Council is the initiator and active player in the establishment and development of the Danube-Kris-Mures-Tisa Regional Co-operation </li></ul>International relations ROMANIA SERBIA HUNGARY
  20. 20. Logistics potential <ul><li>The county is situated in the junction of traffic and commercial roads. </li></ul><ul><li>The circulation of the goods in transit through the county makes it essential to develop environmentally friendly and combined transportation based on the co-operation of transport sub-sectors. The reinforcement of the role of logistics may be a major promoter of the county’s economic development. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Outstanding logistics potential <ul><li>Public roads </li></ul>
  22. 22. The scheduled public road developments in Csongrád county - within the framework of the National Develpoment Plan (NFT II.)‏ <ul><li>Csongrád </li></ul><ul><li>Algyő-Hódmezővásárhely </li></ul><ul><li>Hódmezővásárhely-Orosháza </li></ul><ul><li>Szeged </li></ul><ul><li>Szeged-Makó </li></ul><ul><li>Szeged </li></ul>
  23. 23. Outstanding logistics potential <ul><li>Public railway </li></ul>Track of Fast transport National main railway network as part of the trans-European transport network Other national main network
  24. 24. Outstanding logistics potential <ul><li>Centre of Logistic Service in Szeged </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It is planned to be one of Hungary’s biggest industrial-logistic park endowed with distinguished infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A western bypass is planned to connect the area near M5 and M43 with the RO-LA terminal and airport, and expectedly, with the port of the river Tisza. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Triplex Industrial Park </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Csongrád county (HU)–Temes county (Ro)–Vojvodina (SR)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Key-project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Three-sided common feasibility study is being made </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Realization: in the framework of the European Regional Co-operation, from ERFA source </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Separate border crossing point belonging to the park </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Development of public road, railway and water transport infrastructure (Bánát main road, Szeged-Timisoara railway connection, international water-way on the River Tisza )‏ </li></ul></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Csongrád county We look forward to meeting you if you are interested in the county www.csongrad-megye.hu Thank you for your attention! Prepared by: Region Development Council of Csongrád county Szeged, 200 9 .