Industrial turnover rises by 11.4 pct in May, staying positive for fifth consecutive month
June primary cash surplus at 6.49 bln as revenue increase offsets higher expenditure
Travel balance records 127 mln surplus in Q1, much improved on last year
Budget primary surplus at 617 mln in June as expenditure continues to fall below target
Building permits up by 1 pct in April and 5.2 pct in first four months of the year
Unemployment rate edges up to 20.2 pct in April as number of employed dips
Five-month budget primary surplus of 2.27 bln, revenues outperform in May
Greece’s budget primary surplus stood at 2.27 billion euros in the 5-month period of 2016 up by more than 50 percent from last year’s figure of 1.51 billion, the Finance Ministry (MoF) preliminary budget execution bulletin showed on Thursday.
The state budget deficit fell by almost 41 percent from last year to 828 million euros in the 5-month period outperforming target by 3.05 billion.
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