Kopint Commentary

GDP growth: decelerating but still not bad

According to the preliminary data, GDP was up 3.2 percent in the second quarter on an annual basis, a considerable …

Industrial growth decelerated in June, as expected

According to the preliminary data, industrial production grew by an unadjusted 4 percent in June year-on-year, while the working day …

Investments fueled GDP growth in the first quarter

According to the final data, GDP rose by 4.2% in the first quarter of 2017 on an annual basis, a …

Steep GDP growth in Q1

According to the preliminary data, Hungarian GDP grew by as 4.1% in the first quarter on an annual basis, a sharp improvement compared to the previous quarters.

Industry: spectacular upturn in March

According to the preliminary data, industrial production expanded by an unadjusted 12.8% in March on a year-on-year basis. The working …

GDP: sluggish growth in the fourth quarter

According to the preliminary data, GDP rose at an unadjusted rate of 1.6% year-on-year, a disappointment relative to the expectations …

Industry: an unexpectional December ends a disappointing 2016

On a yearly average, industrial production rose by an insubstantial 0.9 in 2016%, which was way below what was expected …

GDP growth: acceleration in the second quarter, with a less than optimal mix of drivers

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GDP rose by 2.6% in the second quarter, a marked improvement compared to the (revised) rate of 1.1% registered in Q1. But apart from the fact that seasonally and working day adjusted GDP only grew by 1.8% year-on-year, the structure of growth is not without problems, either.

Investments: another drastic plunge

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The second quarter saw the fall in investments by 20.3% year-on-year, which came as a negative surprise compared to the expected decrease of 9-10%.

GDP growth gains steam

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According to the preliminary data, GDP rose by 2.6% in the second quarter, a marked improvement compared to the 0.9% seen in Q1.