The Hungarian forint is at an all-time low: it was at 412 against the euro on 6 June. Three economic analysts explain exactly what impact this has on our daily lives. There’s no good news: sooner or later, every single Hungarian citizen will feel this historic plunge, and directly on their skin. Continue reading below to find out more information.
The forint weakened to over 410 against the euro on Wednesday morning, and 412 shortly after noon Which is a 0.7 percent increase compared to Tuesday, a day before. In a video published on Wednesday morning, Gergely Csiki, Director of Portfolio, and Károly Beke and József Hornyák, analysts, tried to answer a few questions. They were searching for answers to what this exchange rate level will mean for the Hungarian people in both the short and long term.
As previously mentioned, the forint has been taking a beating for several days. Its exchange rate against the euro is repeatedly hitting new all-time highs this week. Despite all this, the government has not directly commented on the forint exchange rate. Until Wednesday afternoon, when the Finance Ministry sent a reply to Telex’s query.
Word for word, the government states the following: “War and sanctions from Brussels are bringing an economic crisis, war inflation, price rises and uncertainty across Europe. Only peace can end war inflation. That is why the government is pushing for a peace settlement and to avoid new Brussels sanctions that harm Europe.”
The forint was already at a weak level with the beginning of the war, elaborates Pénzcentrum. It has been in a continuous weakening trend for the last 3-4 years and has now reached a low, even against the surrounding currencies. In addition, the Hungarian economy imports a lot of inflation from abroad: this means that a lot of goods arrive from other countries, so inflation there is also captured by us. Hungarian households will also be affected, and analysts say that even the common citizens will feel the worsening of the situation.
There are several reasons why this is the case. The above source lists the following points as most notable:
Source: telex.hu, penzcentrum.hu, portfolio.hu
The “Imploding” effect, that this is having on Hungary, is Debilitating.
This article in Major part gives explanations accurately, what is occuring, in the present Economic & Financial “landscape” of Hungary, at this point in time.
The trend of the forint, refered in this article over the past 3 – 4 years has given clear indication, it was exposed and a highly vulnerable currency, that was, as we witness, to become under constant Devaluation.
Hungarians are being effected – life quality is being effected and the immediate future, short term , long term – the outlook is Bleak.
Ah. It’s the Brussels Elite fault.
“The year is 2022 A.D. Europe is almost entirely under the influence of the Brussels Elite. Well not entirely! One small country of indomitable Hungarians still holds out against the assailants”
Maybe if our king wasn’t on a crusade of trying to get us kicked from the EU we wouldn’t be in this situation. We already had enough problems, we didn’t need more.
Forint will most likely bounce back.
If anything i feel like it’s kind of the same thing the world did to Russians with all the sanctions, trying to gaslight the ppl against their government.
The funny thing is most sane ppl already know our government should go and give another party a chance in the spotlight just to at least act like we still live as proud democrats.
But don’t expect us to push for a civil war against our government cuz it literally never went well for us in the past.