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
Budget primary surplus at 1.51 bln end-May, revenues fall short by 978 mln
Greece’s budget execution figures confirmed the 5-month primary surplus was at 1.51 million - more than double compared to last year’s 707 million, according to the Finance Ministry (MoF) final budget bulletin released on Thursday.
Revenues (before tax refunds) fell significantly by 23.6 percent in May to 2.92 billion, its lowest reading so far this year. Following an outperformance of more than 450 million in the preceding two months. revenues fell short target 1.05 billion in May.
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