Hungarian Forint

The Hungarian Forint decreased to 222.21 in April from 223.07 in March of 2014. Hungarian Forint averaged 204.69 from 1993 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 317.56 in October of 2000 and a record low of 90.20 in June of 1993. The USDHUF spot exchange rate specifies how much one currency, the USD, is currently worth in terms of the other, the HUF. While the USDHUF spot exchange rate is quoted and exchanged in the same day, the USDHUF forward rate is quoted today but for delivery and payment on a specific future date. This page provides - Hungarian Forint - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-24

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
222.21 223.07 317.56 90.20 222.56 | 2014/05 1993 - 2014 Daily

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Stock Market 17884.56 2014-04-22 17529.99 30118.12 0.98 18095.24 2014-05-31 Index points [+]
Government Bond 10Y 5.66 2014-04-22 5.64 12.72 5.00 5.59 2014-05-31 Percent [+]
Currency 222.21 2014-04-23 223.07 317.56 90.20 222.56 2014-05-31 [+]
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Currency | Notes
An exchange rate is the current market price for which one currency can be exchanged for another. For instance, if the Euro exchange rate for the United States Dollar stands at 1.3, this means that 1 euro can be exchanged for 1.3 U.S. dollars. Because exchange rates play such an important role in a country's competiveness level, currency exchange rates are among the most analysed and forecasted indicators in the world. The exchange rate is determined by the level of supply and demand on the international markets. However, changes in foreign exchange market rates are often difficult to understand and to predict because the market is very large and volatile. In fact, the currency markets are the most liquid in the world with a daily turnover of close to $2 trillion, which compares to $500 billion for the US government bond market and $70 billion on the New York Stock Exchange.


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In the three months to February of 2014, Hungarian jobless rate fell for the fourth consecutive month, from 8.9 percent in the previous period and 11.6 percent a year earlier. It is the lowest rate in five years.
Hungarian Inflation Rate Edges Up in February  
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Hungarian economy advanced at a faster 2.7 percent in the last quarter of 2013, in line with a preliminary estimate and boosted by investment. The figure compares with 1.8 percent growth in the previous three-month period.
Hungary Unemployment Rate Continues to Fall  
In the three months to January of 2014, Hungarian jobless rate fell for the third straight time to 8.9 percent from 9.1 percent at the end of December and 9.3 percent in November.
Hungary Unemployment Rate Falls to 9.1%  
In the period October to December 2013, the unemployment rate in Hungary decreased to 9.1 percent, down from 9.3 percent in the previous period and 10.7 percent a year earlier. The number of unemployed people was 403 thousand, 65 thousand less than in the same period of 2012.
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In December of 2013, Hungary’s annual inflation rate slowed to 0.4 percent, the lowest rate in more than 40 years, mainly due to a sharp fall in utilities' prices. Core inflation rate which excludes food and fuel remained unchanged at 3.5 percent.
Hungary Unemployment Rate Falls to Near 5-Year Low  
In the period September to November 2013, Hungary’s jobless rate decreased to 9.3 percent, the lowest rate since February of 2009, as the employment rate of people aged 15–64 increased by 1.5 percentage points over a year earlier.
Hungary Inflation Rate Steady at 0.9% in November  
In November of 2013, Hungarian annual CPI remained stable at 0.9 percent, the same rate recorded in October, as prices of electricity and natural gas decreased 10 percent due to new fees. Core annual inflation rate was recorded at 3.5 percent.
Hungary GDP Growth Accelerates to 1.8% YoY in Q3  
In the third quarter of 2013, the Hungarian economy advanced 1.8 percent over a year earlier, up from 1.7 percent in the initial estimate. It is the highest growth rate in the last two and a half years.
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