EBRD Raises Hungary GDP Growth Forecast


The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) raised its forecast for Hungary’s GDP growth this year to 5.5% in a biannual report published on Tuesday. The forecast was raised from 4% in a release issued in September 2020.


The government’s official projection for GDP growth this year is 4.3%. The EBRD sees Hungary’s economic growth slowing to 4.8% in 2022. In the short term, the economic recovery will likely be driven by investments, propelled by higher FDI inflows and the EU recovery fund, and improving household consumption thanks to accumulated savings during the lockdown periods, the EBRD said. The share of total population that received at least one vaccine dose reached 55% at the start of June 2021, the highest share in the region and well above the EU average of 43%, which lowers the risk of another pandemic wave amid lifted restrictions, they added.




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