- 15 Apr 2020 12:51 PM
- Hungary Matters
The IMF sees Hungary’s economy rebounding and expanding by 4.2% in 2021. In its forecast released last autumn, the IMF had put GDP growth at 3.3% for 2020 and at 2.9% for 2021.
Inflation is seen declining to 3.3% from last year’s 3.4% and to 3.2% next year.
The unemployment rate is set to rise to 5.4% from last year’s rate of 3.4%. It is projected to fall to 4.0% in 2021.
The IMF’s latest forecast sees Hungary registering the second smallest economic drop in the European Union this year after Malta, whose economy is seen contracting by 2.8%. Outside the bloc, only Serbia is seen doing better with a contraction of 3.0%.