March annual inflation 8.5 percent

Consumer prices in Hungary grew by an annual 8.5 percent in March, quickening from 8.3 percent in the previous month, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Friday. Month on month, inflation was 1 percent.

Budget end-March deficit 2,309 billion

Hungary's cash-flow-based budget deficit, excluding local councils, was 2,309.4 billion forints at the end of March, the Finance Ministry said in a first release of data on Friday.

Guest nights jump by 413.5 percent in February

Guest nights at commercial accommodations in Hungary soared by an annual 413.5 percent to 1,082,000 in February, from a low base impacted by pandemic-related travel restrictions, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Wednesday.

Retail sales up 9.8 percent in February

Retail sales in Hungary rose by an annual 9.8 percent in February, the fastest rate in almost a year, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Wednesday.

Finance minister: Public debt down more than earlier projected

Fresh data show that the public debt dropped to 76.8 percent of GDP by the end of last year, lower than earlier projected, while the ESA budget deficit was 6.8 percent, as against the earlier projection of 7.5 percent, Finance Minister Mihaly Varga said ...