Budget primary surplus at 3.05 bln in 7-month, above target on underspend
Building activity up by 45.7 pct in May, highest since Dec 2005
Eurosystem funding drops by 3.9 bln in July on big decline in ELA
Unemployment at 21.7 pct in May after revised April figure
CPI up by 1 pct in July for seventh straight rise
Car sales increase by 28.3 pct in July
Greek central government primary cash surplus to August at 2.3 bln
Greece’s central government primary cash balance turned to a surplus of 2.32 billion in the 8-month period from deficit of 3.21 billion last year, according to the Bank of Greece (BoG). This implies a fiscal consolidation of 5.53 billion year on year.
The net balance on a cash basis showed the deficit narrowing by 71.1 percent to 2.61 billion from 9.04 billion last year.
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