Primary cash balance posts deficit of 46 mln at end of July
Industrial turnover up by 8.1 pct in June for eighth consecutive rise
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
Significant revenue outperformance drives budget primary surplus to 4.4 bln in 2016
Greece’s budget primary surplus stood at 4.39 billion in 2016, almost double the 2015 figure of 2.27 billion, the Finance Ministry (MoF) preliminary budget execution bulletin revealed on Tuesday.
The headline figure beat the full-year target by 2.41 billion largely due to revenue outperformance (by 1.82 billion) also supported by lower Public Investment Budget (PIB) deficit (by 258 million) and underspend (by 246 million).
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