Car manufacturing helps Hungary’s industry to bounce back

ING | September 06, 2019

Car manufacturing helps Hungary’s industry to bounce back
Hungary and Germany are no longer walking hand in hand. After disappointing German industrial production data, Hungarian industry flexed its muscles posting a 1.7% calendar and seasonally adjusted monthly increase. This equated to 8.7% annual growth in volume of production - a rate not seen since early 2017. According to preliminary data, the surprisingly strong industrial performance is due to car manufacturing, while other important sectors saw below-average growth rates. To put today’s data into context, the recent jump is just a continuation of the roller coaster that started in March. Poor performance followed by good performance, so although volatility is high, the level of industrial production seems to have plateaued over the past six months.

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