Retail Sales in Hungary

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Hungary - Retail Sales

The pace of annual GDP growth accelerated in Q1 2022, as activity was underpinned by robust consumer spending amid a tight labor market and soaring wages, while fixed investment posted a faster increase. Moreover, exports recorded a healthy expansion. The rate of economic growth should moderate in Q2, partially due to a waning low base effect. Inflation spiked further in April, sending consumer sentiment plunging in May, which will be weighing on household spending. That said, business confidence was higher on average in April-May than in Q1, pointing to healthy investment. However, the introduction of a temporary windfall tax on banks’ and companies’ profits—to rein in the public deficit—stirred investor concern and lead to stock market losses in late May. Moreover, the government recently assumed emergency powers because of the Russia-Ukraine war, allowing it to rule by decree.

Hungary - Retail Sales Data

2015   2016   2017   2018   2019  
Retail Sales (annual variation in %)5.9  4.9  5.6  6.8  6.3  

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Hungary Retail Sales Chart

Hungary Retail
Note: Annual variation of retail sales in %.
Source: Hungarian Central Statistical Office (KSH) and FocusEconomics calculations.

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Bond Yield2.080.0 %Dec 31
Exchange Rate295.1-0.68 %Jan 01

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