The number of guest nights spent in Hungarian commercial accommodation fell by an annual 85% to 313,000 in November as the pandemic continued to impact the tourism industry, data released by the Central Statistical Office (KSH) show.
Hungary’s current account showed a surplus of just under 272 million euros in November, preliminary monthly data released by the National Bank of Hungary (NBH) show.
Output of Hungary’s construction sector rose by an annual 5.0% in November, rising for the first month since the start of the coronavirus crisis, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said.
Hungary’s inflation rate was 2.7% in December, level with the rate a month earlier, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said.
Hungary’s exports to Uzbekistan rose by 36% in 2020, well exceeding 100 million dollars, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Facebook after phone talks with Sardor Umurzakov, the Uzbek minister of investment and foreign trade.
Petrol prices are expected to go up on Friday (15th January).
Opposition Jobbik’s deputy leader called on the government to help “several hundreds of thousands of victims of forced debt collection”.
The forum of employers, unions and the government (VKF) failed to move any closer to an agreement on this year’s minimum wage rise at a meeting on Wednesday and will continue talks in the coming week.
Hungarian industrial output was up an annual 3.5% in November, up from 0.6% in October, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) said it will lend 200 million euros to Magyar Eximbank, creating a new credit line to support the faster recovery of Hungarian companies from the impact of the coronavirus crisis.