The Greek Industrial Production Index (IPI) fell 2.2 percent in April following a downward revised 2.7 percent drop posted in March, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
This is the eleventh negative reading over the past 16 months.
The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) said on Tuesday that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) fell 2 percent in May, which was a faster pace compared to the preceding months.
In its latest weekly credit outlook published on Monday, Moody’s said that the “Greek privatization program looks to exceed targets by year-end, a credit positive (for the sovereign)”. This is the first positive comment on privatizations by a rating agency after years of setbacks and underperformance.
Greek non-seasonally-adjusted GDP contracted 0.9 percent year on year (YoY) in the first quarter of 2014 from -2.3 percent posted in Q4 2013, according to the provisional data published by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) today.
The growth in the number of road motor vehicles (going into circulation for the first time) accelerated to 48.7 percent in May from 9.1 percent in April, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
The Turnover Index in Accommodation and Food Services soared 44.9 percent in the first quarter (Q1), accelerating from the 35.9 percent posted in the last quarter of 2013, according to Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
The seasonally adjusted jobless rate slipped for the sixth straight month in March, edging down to 26.8 percent from an upwards revised 26.9 percent in February, according to the Hellenic Statistical Agency (ELSTAT).
The Greek general government (gg) primary cash surplus stood at 1.69 billion in the 4-month period (Jan-Apr) from a deficit of 755 million last year, according the gg bulletin released by the Ministry of Finance (MoF).
After remaining stable for the past five months, the interest rate on households’ new time deposits eased by 10 basis points (bps) to 2.71 percent in April, according to the Bank of Greece (BoG).
Greece’s Manufacturing PMI remained above the 50-point mark, which separates growth from contraction, for the second straight month in May, albeit marginally easing by 0.1 points to 51.0, according to Markit.