Hungary: Economic sentiment ticks up in March
March 23, 2021
The GKI economic sentiment index, a composite indicator, rose to minus 16.7 in March from minus 17.6 in February. March’s result was driven by stronger business and consumer confidence.
Business confidence increased to minus 11.1 in March from minus 11.5 in February. The print mainly reflected stronger sentiment in the industrial, construction and trade sectors more than offsetting more downbeat sentiment in the services sector.
Meanwhile, consumer confidence increased to minus 32.6 in March from minus 34.9 in the previous month due to households’ improved assessments of their own financial situation and savings capacity.