2015 primary surplus exceeds target as revenues outperform and expenditure is reined in

Economy

Greece’s budget primary balance reached 2.27 billion in 2015 up by 21.1 percent from the 2014 figure of 1.87 billion, the Finance Ministry (MoF) preliminary budget bulletin showed on Friday afternoon.

Compared to target, the actual figure indicates an underperformance of 990 million fully attributed to the non-collection of SMP and ANFA income of 3.59 billion. It is noteworthy that the relevant target for 2015 was 3.88 billion in the 2016 budget, upw...

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