AKI's information systems

Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN)



The Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN) as a representative information system has been established by the European Commission (EC) for the analysis of the incomes and economic activities of agricultural farms. The Hungarian FADN meets the reqeirments of the EC as well as the information needs of domestic users. The Hungarian FADN system consists of ca. 1900 individual and corporate farms based on business records in their book-keeping.

The Hungarian FADN applies accrual-based accounting method regardless of the legal status (corporate or individual farm) - it means that also individual farms have a calculated balance sheet and profit and loss statement. The Hungarian FADN represents more than 106 thousand agricultural holdings over 4000 Standard Output. The Hungarian FADN consists besides the farm level data also the profit and loss account of various enterprises (crop production, animal husbandry and horticulture).

NAIK AKI examines and regularly presents cost, price, support and income data for certain products and sectors, the expected changes in these movements, and earnings and income ratios. This requires sector-level data collection and processing from the FADN, and also product- level collection and processing of data from food processors. Each year NAIK AKI draws up the standard gross margin values and calculates the coefficients of Hungarian farms according to the EU’s newly introduced standard output categories, as required by Eurostat.

Using its own database and data received from others, NAIK AKI provides sectoral- and product-level cost and income data, and performs back ground calculations in support of the Ministry of Agriculture, as well as the Institute’s own research programmes.

Key publication

An annual report of the key FADN data sets is published in Hungarian and English.

A booklet describing the cost and income situation of the major Hungarian agricultural products is published annually in Hungarian with an English summary.

Market Price Information System (MPIS)

STUMMER Ildikó (F)


The aim of the Market Price Information System is to supply relating to the market regulation obligatory price information for the European Commission and to inform objectively and up-to-date the domestic professional and market organisations.

The bifunctional system of MPIS observes the prices of produced and sold products in the verticals of the selected commodities. This makes the market transparent, identifies the cut-in points, and gives entitlement for the adjudication on support of the market access.

Key publication

An annual report describing the market development of the most important commodities is published in Hungarian with a summary in English.

Pig Information System (Pig IS)

STUMMER Ildikó (F)


The website of the Pig Information System (https://sertesinfo.aki.gov.hu) was developed by the Research Institute of Agricultural Economics (NAIK AKI) with an agreement of the Ministry of Agriculture (AM). The April 2014 started webpage includes an information database. The aim of the webpage is to support the producers and the market players to make decisions. It is free available for the industry players and updating regularly. It is a thematically integrated system about the pig stock, current market prices, production, external trade, analyses about the pig sector and collection of laws. The Pig Information System makes the market transparent with the orientation of the market players with news, data and information.

The Agricultural Statistics Information System (ASIR)



The Agricultural Statistics Information System (ASIS) is an electronic data collection system which helps to put together questionnaires, to collect and monitor data, and allows the aggregated data to be queried and processed.

Through the ASIS we carry out data collection in 17 National Data Collection Programme (OSAP) areas, and we are contact with almost 14,000 data suppliers. The ASIS helps sectoral players, agricultural management and agricultural researchers with dissemination of processed information, and different user groups’ (farmers, manufacturers, trade organisations, government) decision-making mechanisms to be established and fostered.

The system is being developed continuously, and we strive to reduce the burden on data suppliers and to increase the level of feedback to them.

Key publication

A booklet of Hungarian Food and Agricultural Statistics is published annually in Hungarian and English.

Fish Price Data Query Interface (FishPrice)



NAIK AKI has been collecting consumer prices of main fish products monthly from the major retail chains and consumer fish markets for 10 years. Prices are published on the website in a user-friendly way, data can be extracted online in table format or represented on charts even many years retrospectively. The database is based on MySQL, queries are carried out by a code written in PHP, the display of HTML interface is supported by the styles of CSS language. Users can specify the requested information by using check boxes to have easy and fast data extraction.