London Analysts: Hungary Economy To Grow Above 2% In Q1

  • 15 May 2014 9:00 AM
London Analysts: Hungary Economy To Grow Above 2% In Q1
Hungary is likely to post annual economic growth of more than 2% in the first quarter of this year, Londonbased analysts said. The economic-research consultancy Capital Economics predicted that Hungary’s GDP grew by 2.7% in January-March compared to a year earlier, ahead of a first estimate of firstquarter GDP growth to be published on Thursday.

It said that growth models suggested Hungary’s GDP could have risen by as much as 4% year-on-year in the first quarter.

The company added that the dependence of Hungary on the volatile agricultural sector to generate economic growth represents a source of uncertainty in forecasting the country’s GDP. Economists at Bank of America- Merrill Lynch projected GDP growth of 2.2% for the first quarter and confirmed predictions of 2.6% growth for the whole of 2014 and 3% for 2015.

JP Morgan analysts predicted 2.8% growth in the first quarter and said industrial output, construction output and retail growth would prop up the figure.

JP Morgan predicts 2.4% growth for the whole of this year. Hungary had year-on-year GDP growth of 2.7% in the last quarter of 2013.


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