The Hungarian population does not want uncontrolled Ukrainian grain dumping
On 15 September, the European Commission decided not to extend the ban on imports of Ukrainian cereals that had been in place since spring 2023. Following the announcement by the Brussels body, the Government of Hungary extended the ban in question within national competence and extended it to a wider range of products in order to protect the interests of domestic farmers and consumers. In light of these developments, Századvég examined what Hungarians think about Brussels' intention to oblige Hungary and other EU member states to admit genetically modified Ukrainian grain of uncontrolled quality.
Business sentiment improved slightly in September
According to the September 2023 survey of Századvég Konjunktúrakutató, the sense of prosperity among households deteriorated slightly, while the sense of prosperity among businesses improved...
In August, the sense of prosperity of households improved slightly, while that of businesses deteriorated
According to the August 2023 survey of Századvég Konjunktúrakutató, the sense of prosperity among households improved slightly, while the sense of prosperity among businesses deteriorated. The household index, measured on a scale of -100 to +100, increased from -22.5 to -21.4, while the business index fell more sharply from -16.2 to -19.3...
Hungarian economic growth could reach historical trend rate in the near future
At its meeting in July, the Monetary Council of the central bank did not change the base rate (13%) but continued to cut the policy rate. The central bank cut its effective rate, the overnight deposit facility rate, by 100 basis points to 15.0%.
Sense of prosperity among households worsened in July, while that of companies improved slightly
According to the July 2023 survey of Századvég Konjunktúrakutató, the sense of prosperity worsened among households but improved slightly among businesses. The household index, measured on a scale of -100 to +100, fell from -19.4 to -22.5, while the business index rose slightly from -16.4 to -16.2...