- 17 Jul 2019 10:58 AM
- Hungary Matters
For the period January-May, construction sector output was up 40.4% year on year.
László György, a state secretary at the innovation and technology ministry, told news channel M1 that the construction industry had been growing for three consecutive years, with productivity reaching 23% in 2018.
The sector is expected to receive orders to the tune of 25 billion forints between 2018 and 2023, he said, adding that facing that work load would require a 10 to 11% annual growth.
Commenting on the data, analyst Gergely Suppan of Takarékbank said unseasonably cold and wet weather and a higher base could both have played a part in the May slowdown in output growth.
Suppan said he expected about 25,000 new homes to be completed this year, forecasting full-year output growth of around 30% in the sector.