The inflation rate in Hungary eased to 3 percent in October of 2020 from 3.4 percent in September and below market expectations of 3.1 percent. It is the lowest reading in four months, amid a slowdown in cost of food, alcoholic beverages and tobacco and a fall in motor fuels. On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.2 percent. source: Hungarian Central Statistical Office

Inflation Rate in Hungary averaged 8.60 percent from 1992 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 31 percent in June of 1995 and a record low of -1.40 percent in January of 2015. This page provides - Hungary Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Hungary Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2020.

Inflation Rate in Hungary is expected to be 3.30 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Hungary to stand at 2.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Hungary Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 2.40 percent in 2021 and 3.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Hungary Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.00 3.40 31.00 -1.40 1992 - 2020 percent Monthly
1990=100, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-08-11 07:00 AM Jul 3.8% 2.9% 3.3% 3.1%
2020-09-09 07:00 AM Aug 3.9% 3.8% 3.9% 3.6%
2020-10-08 07:00 AM Sep 3.4% 3.9% 3.9% 3.7%
2020-11-10 08:00 AM Oct 3% 3.4% 3.1% 3.2%
2020-12-08 08:00 AM Nov 3%
2021-01-14 08:00 AM Dec
2021-02-12 08:00 AM Jan
2021-03-10 08:00 AM Feb


News Stream
Hungary Inflation Rate Slows to 3%
The inflation rate in Hungary eased to 3 percent in October of 2020 from 3.4 percent in September and below market expectations of 3.1 percent. It is the lowest reading in four months, amid a slowdown in cost of food, alcoholic beverages and tobacco and a fall in motor fuels. On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.2 percent.
2020-11-10
Hungary Inflation Rate Below Forecasts in September
Hungary's annual inflation rate fell to 3.4 percent in September 2020 from 3.9 percent in the previous month, and below market expectations of 3.9 percent. Prices rose at a slower pace for food and non-alcoholic beverages (7.3 percent vs 7.9 percent in August), housing and utilities (1.1 percent vs 1.3 percent), alcoholic beverages, tobacco (6.9 percent vs 7.6 percent), and recreation and culture (1.3 percent vs 2.5 percent). Meanwhile, transport prices rebounded slightly (0.1 percent vs -0.6 percent), while miscellaneous goods and services inflation was flat (at 3.1 percent). The core inflation rate, which excludes volatile items, slowed sharply to 4.0 percent in September from 4.7 percent in August and below forecasts of 4.6 percent.
2020-10-08
Hungary Inflation Rate Highest in 5 Months
Annual inflation rate in Hungary edged up to 3.9 percent in August of 2020 from 3.8 percent in July, accelerating for the third straight month and reaching the highest since March. Faster price increases were seen for alcoholic beverages and tobacco (7.6 percent vs 6.8 percent in July), communication (2.9 percent vs 2.3 percent), recreation and culture (2.4 percent vs 2.5 percent), education (3.8 percent vs 3.4 percent) and miscellaneous goods and services (3.1 percent vs 3 percent). Meanwhile, inflation was steady for food (7.9 percent), housing and utilities (1.3 percent), clothing and footwear (1 percent), restaurants and hotels (6.6 percent) while transport prices fell slightly more (-0.6 percent vs -0.3 percent). Core inflation went up to 4.7 percent, the highest since December of 2012. On a monthly basis, consumer prices were flat.
2020-09-09
Hungary July Inflation Rate Rises to 4-Month High of 3.8%
Annual inflation rate in Hungary rose to 3.8 percent in July 2020 from 2.9 percent in the previous month and above market expectations of a 3.3 percent gain. It was the highest inflation rate in four months, driven by higher cost of health (3.9 percent vs 3.6 percent in June); recreation & culture (2.4 percent vs 0.8 percent); education (3.4 percent vs 2.9 percent); furnishings (2.3 percent vs 1.6 percent) and restaurants & hotels (6.6 percent vs 5.5 percent). Also, cost of clothing & footwear rebounded (1 percent vs -0.9 percent); while transport prices fell less (-0.3 percent vs -5.1 percent). Meanwhile, prices slowed for food and non-alcoholic beverages (7.9 percent vs 8 percent) and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (6.8 percent vs 7.2 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 1.1 percent, following a 0.4 percent rise in the prior month.
2020-08-11

Hungary Inflation Rate
In Hungary, the most important category in the consumer price index is Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (21.3 percent of total weight). Transport accounts for 16.2 percent; Housing and Utilities for 13.2 percent; Alcoholic beverages and Tobacco for 8.3 percent; Recreation and Culture for 7.7 percent and Miscellaneous Goods and Services for 7.3 percent. Restaurants and Hotels; Health; Furniture, Household Goods and Maintenance; Communication; Clothing and Footwear and Education account for the remaining 26 percent of total weight.