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 2.1 bln in 2-month on large underspend in Feb
The budget primary balance posted a surplus of 2.12 billion euros in the 2-month period of 2017, 25.6 percent lower than the respective figure of 2.85 billion in the corresponding period last year, the Finance Ministry’s (MoF) preliminary budget execution bulletin revealed on Tuesday.
This year’s primary surplus beat the target by 1.26 billion. This largely reflects primary expenditure coming in 866 million below the target, coupled with a gross revenue (revenues before tax refunds) outperformance of 517 million.
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