Business expectations fell sharply in June

After reaching its two-year low in April and an improvement in May, the GKI economic sentiment index fell to its level of early summer 2017. The deterioration in business expectations continued throughout the year, similarly to the improvement in consum-er ones. The last time when business expectations were so low had been two and a quarter years ago, whereas the last time when consumer ones were so high had been one year ago.

 

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Business expectations improved, consumer ones worsened in May

After its two-year low in April, the GKI economic sentiment index rose slightly in May. Alt-hough expectations reflect strong optimism, they are now the lowest in the past two years (excluding April). Both the improvement in business expectations and the deterioration of consumer ones in May are modest; however, they exceed the statistical margin of error.

 

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GKI economic sentiment index fell to its two-year low in April

While in the first quarter of 2019, the GKI economic sentiment index fell only slightly month-over-month, its decline in April exceeded its total drop in the previous three months. Thus the GKI economic sentiment index dropped to the level recorded about two years ago, which was otherwise high. The deterioration in April, similarly to the previous two months, was due to business expectations as the consumer ones had been improving for the third month and they are now more favourable than at the end of last year.

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The slow deterioration of the GKI economic sentiment index continued in March

Although the GKI economic sentiment index was rising constantly in the last quarter of 2018, it declined slightly but steadily during the first quarter of 2019. The deterioration in March, as in February, was attributed to unfavourable business sentiment since consumer expecta-tions improved somewhat both in February and March, and they reached the level record-ed at the end of 2018. Hungarian economic actors continue to show strong optimism.

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GKI’s economic sentiment index started the year with a decrease

After three months of growth, the GKI economic sentiment index dropped to its October level in January 2019. Business and consumer expectations slightly deteriorated as well, and especially the latter are less favourable than a year earlier. At the same time, both of them continue to reflect strong optimism.

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