Industrial turnover increases by 12.9 pct in November
Primary cash balance falls to deficit of 877 mln in Dec, expenditure rises
Travel balance for nine-month period shows surplus of 11.57 bln
Building activity increases by 16.4 pct in October
Budget primary surplus at 1.97 bln in 2017 on strong underspend
Net job hirings balance positive by 15,315 in December
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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