Τhe number of road motor vehicles (going into circulation for the first time) rose, albeit at a slower pace, by 21.7 percent in June from 27.9 percent in May, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
The Greek consumer price index (CPI) fell by 2.2 percent in June after a drop by 2.1 percent in the preceding two months, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT). This indicates the seven straight negative reading above the 2-percent mark.
Following an upward revision of Greece’s seasonally adjusted (SA) unemployment rate to 25.8 percent in March, the jobless rate eased to 25.6 percent in April, according to the Hellenic Statistical Agency (ELSTAT). Along August 2012 reading, the April headline figure indicates the lowest reading since July 2012.
The general government (gg) primary cash surplus more than halved to 557 million in the 5-month period of 2015 from 1.16 billion last year, according the gg bulletin published by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Thursday.
After rising in the preceding two months, Greece’s trade deficit plunged 24.2 percent in May, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
The interest rate on Greek households’ new time deposits marginally slipped for the second straight month by 1 basis point (bp) to 1.81 percent in May from 1.82 percent in April, according to the Bank of Greece (BoG).
Greece’s Manufacturing PMI eased by 1.1 points to 46.9 in June from 48 in May, according to Markit. The headline figure indicates the second lowest reading in the last two years, while remains below the 50-point mark implying a contraction for the tenth successive month.
The turnover of Greece’s retail trade index fell for the sixth straight month in April at an accelerating pace of 3.3 percent from a downward revised 0.6 percent in March, according to the Hellenic Statistical Agency (ELSTAT).
Greece’s economic sentiment (ESI) fell for the fourth straight month in June, when it was down by 0.7 points to 90.7 from 91.4 in May, according to the European Commission (EC).
Greek bank credit contraction further decelerated to 2.1 percent in May from 2.4 percent in April, according to the Bank of Greece (BoG).