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Hungary Business Report

General information
Source: The World Factbook - Central Intelligence Agency
9,825,704 (July 2018 est.)
$289.6 billion (2017 est.)

GDP growth rate
4.0% (2017 est.)

High and stable. GDP growth was helped by EU funds

GDP (PPP) per capita
$29,600 (2017 est.)


Local currency
Hungarian Forint (HUF)

Weak currency: slow but continuous depreciation

Financial stability (Public debt)
73.6% (2017 est.)

Medium to high but shrinking

2.4% (2017 est.)

Medium, good level of inflation


English is spoken as a second language in the main urban areas

Corruption perception index (Source: Transparency International)
Rank 64/180

High level of corruption, increased in last years

Duties and tax
Source: PwC World Tax Summaries 2017-2018
27% standard VAT rate
Reduced rates: 18% (listed food, commercial accommodation, listed entertainment services); 5% (new residential propery, listed medicines, books, listed food and catering); No VAT (medical, cultural, sporting, and educational services provided as public services, financial and insurance services and real estate rental)
Corporate Tax
9% standard rate
One of the lowest in European Union. There are certain exceptions. All municipalities are entitled to levy local business tax: rate may differ from municipality to municipality but is capped at 2% by law
European Union customs duties/import tariffs apply

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