- 14 Oct 2020 8:26 AM
- Hungary Matters
The forecast was lowered from a 3.1% contraction, but raised to a 4.2% expansion in the previous WEO released in mid-April, shortly after the country went into pandemic lockdown.
Hungary’s finance ministry earlier projected a 5-6% decline in GDP for this year.
The IMF sees Hungary’s unemployment rate reaching 6.1% this year, but going down to 4.7% in 2021.
The IMF expects Hungary’s current-account deficit to widen to 1.6% of GDP this year.