Hungary

In-depth country-focused analysis on Hungary's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Hungary's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Hungary, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Hungary's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Hungary before your competitors.

Hungary Country Risk

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Core Views R eal GDP growth will remain robust in 2014 and 2015, increasing 2.4% and 2.1% respectively on the back of increased government current and capital expenditure. However, increases in...

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Hungary Industry Coverage (19)

Autos

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Hungarian passenger car sales in 4M14 increased 22.3% y-o-y, to 21,002 units. We have previously highlighted that consumers in Hungary are enjoying a relative 'sweet spot' with real wages rising,...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators  Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Consumer Electronics

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BMI View: T he Hungarian consumer electronics market has suffered from the challenging economic environment in Hungary in recent years . Although several macroeconomic indicators are forecast...

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Defence & Security

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BMI View: The expansion and modernisation of Hungary's military forces and hardware was hampered in 2013 by the centre-right Fidesz party government's firm commitment to reining in the budget...

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Food & Drink

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BMI View : Hungarian retail sales expanded at the fastest year-on-year rate recorded for eight years in March, coming in at 5.9% in calendar-adjusted terms. We have previously highlighted...

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Freight Transport

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Following a year in which BMI believes saw a recovery begin in most of Hungary's freight transport modes, 2014 will signal further growth across the whole industry in line with the country's...

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Information Technology

Infrastructure

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BMI View : The re-election of the governing Fidesz party on April 6 augurs for broad policy continuity and has not altered out fundamental outlook for Hungary's construction sector over the next...

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Insurance

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BMI View: The latest figures published by market leaders support our view that the current challenging conditions will persist over the next few quarters, in both segments. In the life sector, some...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View:   The Hu n garian medical device market is expected to fall by a CAGR of 0.4 % over the 2013-2018 period, although the growth rate in local currency terms is...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View: Uncooperative geology and geopolitics are casting a shadow over the Hungarian o il & g as sector in 2014. Disappointing results from a Falcon Oil & Gas...

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Petrochemicals

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The Hungarian petrochemicals industry is seeing an improvement in demand, but recovery is still uncertain in some segments. Producers will be looking to stronger rates of growth in external markets,...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: We expect 2014 to be yet another challenging year for the industry, as a harsh business environment and regulatory burden weigh on market growth . Pricing pressures and slow uptake...

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Power

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BMI View: The Ukraine crisis poses substantial risks to Hungary's power outlook over the next year, with the potential for disruptions to gas supplies from Russia still elevated despite our...

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Real Estate

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BMI View: Like many markets in the Central Eastern Europe (CEE) region, Hungary 's commercial real estate sector h as been badly hit by the region's economic downturn and the continuing effects...

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Retail

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BMI View:   As Hungary's economy   continues to make its recovery (forecast to grow at 2.5% in 2015) , the country's retail market also continues to post gains. However, the ruling Fidesz...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View:   The   main competitive dynamic at play in Hungary is between operators encouraging subscribers to upgrade their handsets or move to higher capacity data services.   Overall...

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Tourism

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Overall, BMI believes that the future is looking very positive for tourism in Hungary, with increasing economic stability in the EU helping to boost inbound tourism arrivals, while domestic growth...

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Water

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BMI View:   The Hungary water sector has shown little change in recent quarters.   T he large scale improvement projects designed to bring Hung a ry's wastewater and drinking water standards in...

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