Economic growth is expected to slow down to 2% in 2016 on account of a major decline in investments. Household consumption and net exports will contribute positively to growth. Economic growth is expected to accelerate in 2017 thanks to a turnaround in investment, with many more EU transfers being disbursed than in the current year. Parliamentary elections are scheduled for spring 2018. A substantial fiscal stimulus to growth is a likely scenario for the election year.
|Main Economic Indicators||2013||2014||2015||2016||2017||2018|
|Population, 1000 persons.||9893||9866||9843||.||.||.|
|GDP, real change in %||2.1||4.0||3.1||2.0||2.6||2.9|
|GDP per capita (EUR at PPP)||17800||18800||19700||.||.||.|
|Gross industrial production, real change in %||1.1||7.7||7.4||.||.||.|
|Unemployment rate - LFS, in %, average||10.2||7.7||6.8||5.5||5.5||5.5|
|Average gross monthly wages, EUR||777||770||800||.||.||.|
|Consumer prices, % p.a.||1.7||0.0||0.1||0.4||2.0||2.5|
|Fiscal balance in % of GDP||-2.6||-2.1||-1.6||.||.||.|
|Public debt in % of GDP||76.6||75.7||74.7||.||.||.|
|Current account in % of GDP||3.8||2.1||3.4||4.4||4.1||4.0|
|FDI inflow, EUR mn||4986||6868||5964||.||.||.|
|Gross external debt in % of GDP||118.2||114.4||106.6||.||.||.|
Basic data are continuously updated.
* Forecasts are changed beginning of March, July and November.
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HUNGARY: Investments implode – consumption and net exports come to the rescue
in: Labour Shortages Driving Economic Growth?
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