Macroeconomy

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Disposable income plunged 9.3 pct in Q2, dragging consumption down with it

Greek household disposable income fell by 3.1 billion euros or 9.3 percent year on year (yoy) in the second quarter of 2013 and reached 30.1 billion, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT). The latest data indicates an accelerating decline compared to the first quarter drop of -7.4 percent.

Photo by Harry van Versendaal Industrial turnover and new orders indices rebound for second straight month

The Turnover Index in Industry increased 1.7 percent in August, while New Orders Index in Industry also improved by 2.7 percent, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT). It is the second straight month both indices have rebounded concurrently, following a 3.7 percent and 1.6 percent respectively rise in July.

Greece's current account in surplus for the fourth consecutive month

The August current account (C/A) balance showed a surplus for the fourth consecutive month at 1.22 billion euros from 1.63 billion last year, according to Bank of Greece (BoG). The recorded drop year on year (yoy) mainly reflects an increase in the income and current transfers’ deficits by 295 million and 249 million respectively more than offsetting a rise in the services’ surplus by 259 million.

Cash deficit widens as Greece pays off state arrears

The central government net balance to September on a cash basis showed the deficit widening to 8.88 billion euros from 6.53 billion last year, according to the Bank of Greece (BoG). At the same time, the primary cash deficit also expanded to 3.32 billion from 543 million.

Greek banks less reliant on Eurosystem funding in September

Greek banks’ Eurosystem funding, the combined liquidity they have received from the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of Greece (BoG) Emergency Liquidity Assistance (ELA) mechanism, dropped by another 1.4 billion euros in September, according to the BoG’s monthly financial statement.

Industrial production continues decline with 7.2 pct drop in August

The Industrial Production Index posted a drop of 7.2 percent in August with the figure for the first eight months of the year also retreating by 3.8 percent, according to ELSTAT. This means that except for April and June, all monthly readings so far in 2013 exhibit a single digit drop of between 4.5 and 7.7 percent.

Greece's building activity continues its nosedive in July

Greek building activity (measured by the number of building permits) dropped 24.0 percent in July with the respective surface figure easing 8.6 percent, while volume remained flat year on year, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

Drop in Greek CPI decelerated to 1.1 pct in September

Greece’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) remained on negative ground in September, easing by 1.1 percent compared to a 1.3-percent drop recorded in August. On a monthly basis, CPI rose by 2.6 percent, while the average rate of CPI change over the trailing twelve months turned negative at -0.1 percent for the first time.

2014 draft budget: An ambitious fiscal consolidation targeting a primary surplus of 1.6 pct

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) tabled the 2014 draft budget to the Greek parliament on Monday with headline figures confirming recent press reports. As was broadly expected, 2014 will be another year of ambitious budget consolidation with a further cut in primary expenditure by 2.77 billion year on year (yoy) and a revenue increase of 2.55 billion yoy.

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