November current account deficit at 1.41 bln as import value outstrips exports
Industrial turnover rises by 7 pct in November
Primary cash surplus at 16.19 bln in 2018, 3.18 bln spent on reducing arrears
Building permits rise by 23.8 pct in Oct, up by 10.9 pct in first 10 months
Budget primary surplus at 3.16 bln in December, missing target for full year by 443 mln
CPI up by 0.6 pct in Dec, matching annual average increase for 2018
Primary surplus up to 3.9 pct of GDP in 2016, far above target
Greece’s general government primary surplus climbed to 3.9 percent of GDP in 2016, according Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) first notification published on Friday.
The headline figure confirms recent comments made by the government and top eurozone officials indicating that the fiscal outcome in 2016 was well in excess of 3 percent of GDP. In addition, it stands way above the programme target of 0.5 percent of GDP.
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