In 2015 Hungarian GDP increased by 2.9%, aided by a peak inflow of cohesion policy transfers from the EU. In 2016, EU transfers will decline sharply. Despite government measures to offset the anticipated negative impact, the outcome will be deceleration of economic growth in the current year, followed by slow recovery in 2017 and 2018.
|Main Economic Indicators||2013||2014||2015||2016||2017||2018|
|Population, 1000 persons.||9893||9866||9839||.||.||.|
|GDP, real change in %||1.9||3.7||2.9||2.2||2.3||2.9|
|GDP per capita (EUR at PPP)||17700||18600||19900||.||.||.|
|Gross industrial production, real change in %||1.1||7.7||7.5||.||.||.|
|Unemployment rate - LFS, in %, average||10.2||7.7||6.8||6.5||6.3||6.1|
|Average gross monthly wages, EUR||777||770||799||.||.||.|
|Consumer prices, % p.a.||1.7||0.0||0.1||1.7||2.5||3.0|
|Fiscal balance in % of GDP||-2.6||-2.3||-2.0||.||.||.|
|Public debt in % of GDP||76.8||76.2||75.3||.||.||.|
|Current account in % of GDP||4.0||2.0||4.4||4.4||4.1||4.0|
|FDI inflow, EUR mn||4981||6822||6348||.||.||.|
|Gross external debt in % of GDP||118.4||114.8||108.9||.||.||.|
Basic data are continuously updated.
* Forecasts are changed beginning of March, July and November.
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Monthly Report No. 4/2016
Vladimir Gligorov, Isilda Mara, Júlia Varga and Hermine Vidovic
wiiw Monthly Report No. 4, April 2016
43 pages including 1 Table and 27 Figures
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