Primary cash surplus at 19.54 bln in October on monthly and aggregate expenditure falls
Budget primary surplus at 6.46 bln in October on improved revenues and primary underspend
Eurosystem funding rises to 13.2 bln in October, banknotes up for third month
Building permits increase by 13.3 pct in August
Apartment prices up by 2.5 pct in Q3 as recovery trend continues
Car sales rise by 19.2 pct in October
Greek trade deficit narrowed 11 pct in 2013 but exports marginally negative
Greece’s trade deficit narrowed 2.1 percent to 1.4 billion euros in December, while the respective figure for 2013 fell 11 percent to 19.34 billion, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
The change to December shows a continued deceleration since April, when it peaked with a 20.5 percent decline. The slower negative rate in the last three quarters of 2013 is attributed to exports decreasing at a higher rate than imports.
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