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
Unemployment rate stable at 21.2 pct in Q1
Budget primary surplus of 1.1 billion slightly outperforms target by 77 million in Q1
The budget primary surplus was confirmed at 1.07 billion in the first quarter (Q1) down by 42.6 percent from last year’s figure of 1.86 billion, according to the Finance Ministry (MoF) final budget execution bulletin.
As we noted in the preliminary figure published on April 18, the year to date outperformance was materially slashed from 1.27 billion in the 2-month period to only 77 million in Q1 mostly due to privatisation revenues of 1.23 billion from the concession...
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