The budget primary balance recorded a surplus of 3.05 billion euros in the first seven months of 2017, up by 12.4 percent from last year’s figure of 2.72 billion, the Finance Ministry (MoF) preliminary budget execution bulletin showed on Monday.
Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data released on Friday showed that Greek building permits increased by 45.7 percent in May, comfortably reversing the decline of 0.9 percent noted in April.
Greek banks’ Eurosystem funding fell for the 25th successive month in July when it declined by a further 3.89 billion euros, Bank of Greece's (BoG) monthly financial statement revealed on Thursday.
Greece’s seasonally adjusted (SA) unemployment edged down to 21.7 percent in May from an upwardly revised rate of 21.8 percent in April, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) labour force survey revealed on Thursday.
Greece’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) grew by 1 percent in July, remaining at the same level as June, Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data showed on Wednesday.
Road motor vehicles (going into circulation for the first time) rose by 28.3 percent in July, a marginal increase on June’s rise of 28.2 percent, Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data showed on Tuesday.
Greece’s Industrial Production Index (IPI) increased by 1.6 percent in June following upwardly revised growth of 6.3 percent in May, Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data revealed on Tuesday.
Greece’s new tax debt rose to 727 million euros in June, up slightly from 717 million euros in May, the Independent Authority of Public Revenues’ (IAPR) data revealed.
The employment balance remained in positive territory in July, although net hirings dropped by around 12,039 to 7,242 from 19,281 a year ago data from the Labour Ministry’s Ergani information system revealed on Monday.
Greece’s trade deficit dropped by 0.9 percent in June after rising by 14.2 percent in May, Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data showed on Monday.