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Q4 2022: Investments Down in Hungary by 6.3%

Mar 1, 2023

In the 4th quarter of 2022 the volume of investments decreased by 6.3% compared to the same period of the previous year, and lessened by 5.5% compared to the previous quarter (seasonally adjusted), the Central Statistical Office reports. The investment volume has been shaped by a decrease in the budgetary, the households’ and also in […]

Hungary’s economy shows signs of impending recession

Nov 18, 2022

Hungarian economic growth continued to slow in the third quarter of the year. Analysts expect further weakness in the coming couple of quarters as negative impacts amplify the drag on growth Economic growth in Hungary slowed from 6.5% in Q2 to 4% in July-September on an annual basis, below forecasts. The nation’s economy contracted 0.4% […]

CEE Investment Market Still an Attractive Destination

Aug 30, 2022

Most Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) economies have seen faster recoveries post COVID than Western EU economies, with Poland, Hungary, Romania and the Baltics being especially strong performers. However the global inflationary pressures, higher interest rates and supply chain issues, together with the possible recession in China, might impact CEE economies in the second half […]

Investment Volumes Rose in the CEE Region by 6% in 2021

Apr 7, 2022

The construction, operation, financing, development and acquisition of commercial property in 2022 and beyond will continue to be impacted by the price of fuel, energy and construction materials. This will be combined with challenges in the supply chain, the nearshoring of operations and rapidly rising inflation, culminating in a direct effect on sale prices and […]

EIB: Record Amount of Investment in Hungary in 2021

Mar 29, 2022

The European Investment Bank Group, consisting of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Investment Fund (EIF), increased its investments in Hungary in 2021 and provided EUR 891 million to the local economy, a record volume of investment in the past five years. The EIB increased the volume of its operations in Hungary for […]

Investments Decreasing in Hungary

Nov 26, 2020

In the 3rd quarter of 2020, investments in Hungary decreased by 12% compared to the same period of the previous year and by 2.1% in comparison with the previous quarter. Based on raw data published by the Central Statistical Office, investments declined in most sections, however in relation with the pandemic situation in healthcare they […]

Q1-Q3 CEE Investment Volumes Down Compared to 2019

Oct 29, 2020

Despite investor appetite remaining strong for the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region, year-end volumes are likely to reach EUR 10-11 billion, appr. 20% lower than in 2019, Colliers International reveals. Despite COVID-19 impacts on markets, flow volumes remain relatively healthy for the first three quarters of 2020 at appr. EUR 8 billion. Poland attracted […]

New Aluminum Processing Plant to be Built in Hungary

Oct 5, 2020

The aluminum processing company Howmet-Köfém Plc. has laid the cornerstone of its new factory in Székesfehérvár, SW of Budapest. With the new facility, the company will significantly increase its production capacity for die-cast aluminum Alcoa Wheels, the company’s lightest heavy-duty truck and bus wheel. The investment totals HUF 9.26 billion and the Hungarian government will […]

Korean Miracle in Hungary

Sep 28, 2020

Last year, the Republic of Korea overtook Germany as the top source country of foreign direct investments in Hungary. The Korean Ambassador Kyoo Sik Choe explains to Diplomacy&Trade the reasons behind this development. He also talks about the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in his country and how much he appreciates the sympathy of Hungarians […]

Investments Decreasing in Hungary

Aug 31, 2020

In the second quarter of 2020, the national economy’s investments further decreased, the volume of developments lagged 9.9% behind, compared to the same period of the previous year. As the Central Statistical Office reports, most sections of the national economy contributed to this trend. The investments of the budgetary units declined in a larger degree […]

Domestic Investments Grow Unabated

Aug 29, 2019

Investments in the Hungarian economy surged by 18.8% in the second quarter of 2019 from a year earlier, driven by the private sector, according to data from the Central Statistical Office. The figure represents a 4.1% increase versus the first quarter. Dynamic growth rates were recorded in 15 out of 19 sectors. A 31% increase […]

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