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
CPI up by 1 pct in July for seventh straight rise
Car sales increase by 28.3 pct in July
These were the key drivers behind Greece's strong fiscal performance in 2016
The publication of the general government’s non-financial sector accounts on Monday has provided more insight regarding the key drivers of the fiscal performance in 2016, which was confirmed in a first notification issued by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) on Friday.
As we noted, ELSTAT figures showed Greece recorded a primary surplus of 6.87 billion euros (3.9 percent of GDP) in 2016 under ESA 2010 rules, 6.13 billion above the figure of 737 million (0.4 percent of GDP) posted a year ago.
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