Official: Forecast for GDP Growth in Hungary of 2.5% in 2024, 4.1% in 2025

  • 2 May 2024 6:59 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Official: Forecast for GDP Growth in Hungary of 2.5% in 2024, 4.1% in 2025
Hungary’s government projects an economic growth rate of 2.5% for this year and 4.1% in 2025, a state secretary of the finance ministry said.

Hungary’s economy is able to grow by around 4% in the medium term, Tibor Tóth told public broadcaster Kossuth Radio.

The first-quarter growth rate indicates that the country has returned to a growth path, Tóth said, noting that the economy expanded by 0.8% in a quarter-on-quarter comparison.

The factors behind the economy’s growth are continuously getting stronger, the state secretary said, noting that real wages have been growing since September last year, fuelling household consumption.

Higher volumes of exports and further investments will also contribute to the country’s economic growth, he said.

The government is also reducing the public debt, Tóth said, noting that in line with the current Convergence Programme, it was set to drop in 2026 to below 70% of GDP from last year’s 73.5%.

Hungary will keep reducing the debt after 2026, too, and its public debt-to-GDP ratio will reach 60%, he said.

Tóth emphasised the government’s commitment to reducing the budget deficit, noting it targets a deficit of 4.5% of GDP in 2024, 3.7% in 2025 and 2.9% in 2026.

MTI Photo:  Lajos Soós


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