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 R eal GDP growth will remain robust in 2014 and 2015, increasing 2.4% and 2.1% respectively on the back of increased government current and capital expenditure. However, increases in...

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Hungary Industry Coverage (19)

Autos

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Hungarian passenger car sales in June 2014 increased 25% (y-o-y) to 6,243 units. H114 sales figures came in at 32,992 units, a 21.4% y-o-y increase on H113. Consumers in Hungary are benefiting from...

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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: T he Hungarian consumer electronics market has suffered from the challenging economic environment in Hungary in recent years . Although several macroeconomic indicators are forecast...

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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 :   While the gradually recovering economy is a positive sign for Hungary's food and drink industry, poor crediting conditions are expected to continue limiting household spending...

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Freight Transport

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Following a year in which BMI believes saw increasing volumes in all of the Hungary's freight transport modes, 2014 will signal further growth across the whole sector, as the country's economic...

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Information Technology

Infrastructure

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BMI View : The election victory of Fidesz party in April provides continuity in Hungarian policy making, which will support the economic growth. Macroeconomic growth coupled with strong public...

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Insurance

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BMI View: The latest figures published by market leaders support our view that the current challenging conditions will persist over the next few quarters, in both segments. In the life sector, some...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View:   The Hu n garian medical device market is expected to fall by a CAGR of 0.4 % over the 2013-2018 period, although the growth rate in local currency terms is...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View:  Long known for a good above ground risk profile and meagre below ground prospects, Hungary says it may need to scramble to bolster petroleum reserves due to its near complete reliance...

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Petrochemicals

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Although there is plenty of upside for the Hungarian petrochemicals industry, basic chemicals production has yet to see any benefit from rising growth and some polymer segments are not benefitting...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View:   C hallenges are   in store for the pharmaceutical sector in 2015, as a harsh business environment and large regulatory burden weigh on market growth . Our country risk team also...

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Power

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BMI View: Power generation will rise by steadily over the ten-year forecast period, from 35.4 TWh in 2014 to 38.4TWh by 2023. Thermal energy will remain the single largest component in Hungary '...

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Real Estate

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BMI View: Hungary ' s macroeconomic environment has seen dramatic improvements over the previous quarter, with Real GDP growth far exceeding expectations and prompting revisions to 2014 ' s...

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Retail

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BMI View:   As Hungary's economy   continues to make its recovery (forecast to grow at 2.5% in 2015) , the country's retail market also continues to post gains. However, the ruling Fidesz...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View:   The   main competitive dynamic at play in Hungary is between operators encouraging subscribers to upgrade their handsets or move to higher capacity data services.   Overall...

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Tourism

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BMI View: We believe that there is much to be positive about in Hungary's tourism industry over the coming years as the recovery in Europe boosts arrivals and encourages investment in the hotel...

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Water

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BMI View:   The Hungary water sector has shown little change in recent quarters.   T he large scale improvement projects designed to bring Hung a ry's wastewater and drinking water standards in...

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