The rate of drop in the Greek Industrial Production Index (IPI) slowed to 2.1 percent in July after a revised 5.4 percent decline in June, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
The rate of increase in the number of road motor vehicles going into circulation for the first time slowed for the second consecutive month to 20.8 percent in August from 25.9 percent in July, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
The Turnover Index in Accommodation and Food Services rose by 6.7 percent in the second quarter (Q2) after a 44.9 percent increase recorded in Q1, according to Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
After a temporary rise of 11.3 percent in June, Greece’s exports resumed a downward trend easing by 1.1 percent in July, according to the flash estimates of commercial transactions released by Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) today.
Greece’s competitiveness improved by 10 spots in 2014, at an accelerating pace compared to the previous year, according to the Global Competitiveness Report 2014-15 published by the World Economic Forum (WEF) today. In 2013, Greece had gained 5 spots.
The Greek general government (gg) primary cash surplus widened by 82.7 percent year on year (YoY) to 3.24 billion in the 7-month period of 2014 from 1.77 billion last year, according the gg bulletin released by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) today.
The interest rate on households’ new time deposits fell by another 11 basis points (bps) to 2.28 percent in July, according to the Bank of Greece (BoG).
In its 2014 Employment Outlook published today, OECD retains its estimates for Greek unemployment rate unchanged at 27.1 percent in 2014 and 26.7 percent in 2015.
The first round of the new review of Greece’s Economic Adjustment Program (EAP) is kicking off in Paris today and will last until September 4. The IMF spokesman has recently clarified that the aim of these meetings is to “discuss the way forward on the forthcoming review and is expected to be followed by the full mission to Athens in late September” for the full review.
Greek non-seasonally-adjusted GDP contracted 0.3 percent year on year (YoY) in the second quarter (Q2) of 2014 from -1.1 percent in Q1, according to the provisional data published by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) today.