Accelerating but modest growth

GKI_prog_1608Hungary’s GDP growth has been low in 2016 compared to other countries in the CEE region or to its growth rate in the previous year. However, some acceleration of the rate can be expected in the second half of the year. Internal and external equilibria are very favourable, and inflation almost ceased. However, in the second half of 2016 the general government deficit might be slightly higher (partly in connection with the boosting of the economy) and the external surplus might be lower (due to declining improvement in the terms of trade) than in the first half of the year. In the meantime, price increases may start slowly.

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