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HUNGARY: Investments implode – consumption and net exports come to the rescue


Sandor Richter

in: Labour Shortages Driving Economic Growth?
wiiw Forecast Report No. Autumn 2016, November 2016 , pp. 69-72

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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.


Reference to wiiw databases: wiiw Annual Database, wiiw Monthly Database

Countries covered: Hungary