The Hungarian economy fell 4.6 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2020, following a record 13.6 percent contraction in the previous period and compared with market expectations of a 5.6 percent decline, a preliminary estimate showed. The decrease in the economic performance was moderated mainly by growth in information and communication as well as financial services. On a seasonally adjusted quarterly basis, the economy grew at a record 11.3 percent, recovering sharply from an upwardly revised 14.6 percent contraction in the prior period, as most sectors expanded. source: Hungarian Central Statistical Office

GDP Annual Growth Rate in Hungary averaged 2.37 percent from 1996 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 5.90 percent in the first quarter of 2000 and a record low of -13.60 percent in the second quarter of 2020. This page provides - Hungary GDP Annual Growth Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Hungary GDP Annual Growth Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2020.

GDP Annual Growth Rate in Hungary is expected to be -8.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate GDP Annual Growth Rate in Hungary to stand at 10.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Hungary GDP Annual Growth Rate is projected to trend around 7.80 percent in 2021 and 2.60 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Hungary GDP Annual Growth Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-4.60 -13.60 5.90 -13.60 1996 - 2020 percent Quarterly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-05-29 07:00 AM YoY Final Q1 2.2% 4.5% 2.2% 2.2%
2020-08-14 07:00 AM YoY Prel Q2 -13.6% 2.2% -10.5% -12.5%
2020-09-01 07:00 AM YoY Final Q2 -13.6% 2.2% -13.6%
2020-11-13 08:00 AM YoY Prel Q3 -4.6% -13.6% -5.6% -5.8%
2020-12-01 08:00 AM YoY Final Q3 -13.6% -4.6%
2021-02-15 08:00 AM YoY Prel Q4
2021-03-01 08:00 AM YoY Final Q4
2021-05-14 07:00 AM YoY Prel Q1


News Stream
Hungarian Q3 GDP Shrinks Less than Estimated
The Hungarian economy fell 4.6 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2020, following a record 13.6 percent contraction in the previous period and compared with market expectations of a 5.6 percent decline, a preliminary estimate showed. The decrease in the economic performance was moderated mainly by growth in information and communication as well as financial services. On a seasonally adjusted quarterly basis, the economy grew at a record 11.3 percent, recovering sharply from an upwardly revised 14.6 percent contraction in the prior period, as most sectors expanded.
2020-11-13
Hungary GDP Contracts at Record 13.6% in Q2
The Hungarian economy shrank 13.6 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2020, in line with the preliminary estimate. It is the biggest contraction ever as the coronavirus pandemic hurt most sectors of the economy. Household spending went down 8.4 percent, with social transfers in kind from the government falling 11.1 percent; investment decreased 13.5 percent, mainly due to construction and machinery and equipment; exports plunged 24 percent and imports dropped 15.8 percent. The last time the country posted a trade deficit was in the last quarter of 2008. In contrast, government spending increased 5.8 percent. Compared to the previous quarter, the economy shrank 14.5 percent.
2020-09-01
Hungary Economy Shrinks the Most on Record in Q2
Hungary’s GDP shrank 13.6 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2020, after growing 2.2 percent in the previous period and missing market expectations of a 10.5 percent decline, a preliminary estimate showed. It was the sharpest contraction on record, as the coronavirus pandemic caused production to plunge in most sections of the economy. Services and industry both largely contributed to the slump in the economic performance. On a seasonally adjusted quarterly basis, the GDP shrank by 14.5 percent, following a 0.4 percent contraction in the prior period. In the first half of the year, the economy contracted 6.1 percent over the same period of 2019.
2020-08-14
Hungary Q1 GDP Confirmed at 4-Year Low
Hungary’s GDP expanded 2.2 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2020, the slowest pace of expansion since the three months to March 2016 and in line with preliminary estimates. Household consumption slowed (5 percent vs 5.4 percent in Q4) and gross fixed capital formation declined (-2.6 percent vs 7 percent). Net trade contributed negatively to growth, as exports went down 0.5 percent (vs 3.3 percent) while imports rose 1.3 percent (vs 5.9 percent). On the production side, output advanced at a softer pace mainly for services (2.4 percent vs 4.6 percent), manufacturing, mining and quarrying and other industry (1.7 percent vs 3.2 percent). On a seasonally adjusted quarterly basis, the GDP shrank by 0.4 percent in the first quarter, the first period of contraction in four years.
2020-05-29

Hungary GDP Annual Growth Rate
Electronics manufacturing and research are among the main drivers of innovation and economic growth in Hungary. The country has also grown into a major center for mobile technology, information security, and related hardware research. On the expenditure side, household consumption is the main component of GDP and accounts for 50 percent of its total use, followed by gross fixed capital formation (22 percent) and government expenditure (20 percent). Exports of goods and services account for 89 percent of GDP while imports account for 82 percent, adding 7 percent of total GDP.