IMF sees strong growth in region, with Hungary lagging behind

A new report by the International Monetary Fund sees economic growth for much of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe as “solid.” However, it claims that Hungary’s growth in GDP will only be 2.0% in 2016 and 2.5% in 2017.

According to, Hungary’s numbers are below the expected average GDP growth for the Central-Eastern European region, which the IMF predicts to be 2.8% this year and 3.0% next year.