- International Monetary Fund
- Published Date:
- December 1982
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Occasional Paper No. 15
Hungary: An Economic Survey
By a Staff Team Headed by
Patrick de Fontenay
with the assistance of
Edouard B. Maciejewski
John C. O’Connor
International Monetary Fund
The following symbols have been used throughout this paper:
… to indicate that data are not available;
—to indicate that the figure is zero or less than half the final digit shown, or that the item does not exist;
– between years or months (e.g., 1979–81 or January-June) to indicate the years or months covered, including the beginning and ending years or months;
/ between years (e.g., 1980/81) to indicate a crop or fiscal (financial) year.
“Billion” means a thousand million.
Minor discrepancies between constituent figures and totals are due to rounding.
The Hungarian People’s Republic became a member of the International Monetary Fund on May 6, 1982. In connection with the membership application, the Fund staff prepared for internal use a brief report on the economic system and on recent economic developments in Hungary. That report has been adapted in a form suitable for publication as an Occasional Paper. It does not reflect developments after the end of 1981.
Helpful comments were received from staff members and from the Hungarian authorities, who also provided much of the statistical basis for this study. The opinions expressed, however, are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of other staff members, Executive Directors, or the Hungarian authorities.