Hungary

In-depth country-focused analysis on Hungary's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Hungary's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Hungary, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Hungary's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Hungary before your competitors.

Hungary Country Risk

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Core Views The Hungarian economy will continue on a slow path of economic recovery in 2014, with the major contributions to growth coming from net exports and private consumption. Exports are set...

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Hungary Industry Coverage (19)

Autos

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Like much of Central and Eastern Europe, Hungary's auto sector is very much output-led, with a focus on mass production of low profit small and medium-sized cars.Many large global carmakers such as...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Consumer Electronics

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BMI View: Hungary retains the potential to be a growing market for consumer electronics devices over our five-year forecast period to 2018. The Hungarian consumer electronics market still has...

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Defence & Security

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BMI View: The expansion and modernisation of Hungary's military forces and hardware was hampered in 2013 by the centre-right Fidesz party government's firm commitment to reining in the budget...

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Food & Drink

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BMI View : T he Hungarian economy is set to improve in 2014; h owever, real GDP growth in Hungary is unlikely to match up with that of the country's regional peers. Moreover, the...

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Freight Transport

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Following a year which BMI believes saw the slow recovery begin, 2014 will signal further growth across the whole freight transport sector in line with our macroeconomic forecasts for the country....

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Information Technology

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BMI View: The economic environment will enable faster growth in IT market spending in 2014, however with business and consumer confidence remaining fragile in the context of external risks we do...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View : We have revised up our growth estimate for Hungary's construction sector in 2013 to 5.9%, from 3.5% previously, on the back of positive Q113-Q313 data published by the Hungarian...

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Insurance

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BMI View: We remain of the view that Hungary's insurance sector will continue to face testing times through 2014. A difficult economic environment and volatile financial markets will challenge...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View: The Hu n garian medical device mark et is expected to grow by a CAGR of 2 .1% over the 2013-2018 period, tempered by slow GDP growth . Hungary is heavily reliant on...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View: In the race for attention and upstream investment interest, Hungary is only marginally in the race in central Europe. Despite many desirable elements; a clean regulatory process,...

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Petrochemicals

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The Hungarian petrochemicals industry is seeing an improvement in demand as the automotive industry shows stronger rates of growth and external market conditions brighten. In recent months, a low...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: We expect 2014 to be yet another challenging year for the industry, as a harsh business environment and regulatory burden weigh on market growth . Pricing pressures and slow uptake...

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Power

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BMI View: Hungary's long-term power security looks more assured following the confirmation in February that the Russian government will provide a EUR10bn loan for the upgrade of the Paks nuclear...

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Real Estate

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BMI View: While Hungary's commercial real estate retains one of the worst outlooks for the market regionall y, we are optimistic that the market reached its nadir in 2013 and will begin a...

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Retail

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BMI View: We believe that the k ey drivers of growth in the Hungarian retail market over the next few years will be increased economic prosperity despite the financial downturn, easier access to...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View: Due to saturation in the mobile market opportunities for operators are primarily in encouraging subscribers to upgrade their handsets or move to higher capacity data services to...

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Tourism

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Inbound travel to Hungary is largely dependent on the economic strength of key source markets in Europe; as such, we saw little growth in 2012. More positive figures were seen in 2013, with arrivals...

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Water

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BMI View: Hungary's water sector has benefitted from the significant investment ploughed into the country under the auspices of the New Hungary Development Plan (200 7-2013). This has...

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