Travel balance down by 29 pct in April as receipts slump
April current account deficit at 1.34 bln as goods deficit grows
Industrial turnover rises by 6.7 pct in April for fourth positive reading
Primary cash surplus at 6.4 bln in year to date, expenditure rises during May
Turnover in services sector shows deteriorations in Q1 2018
Budget primary surplus at 1.54 bln in May on revenue rise, sharp investment underspend
Budget primary surplus of 2.28 bln in first five months of 2016, tax revenues beat target in May
Greece’s budget primary surplus was confirmed at 2.28 billion euros in the 5-month period of 2016, which was significantly higher than last year’s figure of 1.51 billion, according to the Finance Ministry’s (MoF) final budget execution bulletin released on Monday.
In addition, the 5-month state budget deficit dropped by around 42 percent to 814 million euros, from 1.4 billion last year, over-performing target by 3.07 billion.
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