The net private sector deposits in the Greek banking system grew strongly, as is the seasonal trend, in December with a jump of 6.38 billion euros, after a negative movement of 747 million euros in November, based on the latest Bank of Greece (BoG) figures released on Friday.
The credit expansion in the Greek private sector slightly picked up pace in December, rising by 3.6 percent year-on-year (YoY), up from 2.8 percent in November, Bank of Greece (BoG) figures released on Friday showed.
Building permits picked up pace in October, rising by 8.7 percent year-on-year (YoY), after a rise of 6.2 percent in September, according to the data released by the Hellenic Statistical Agency (ELSTAT) on Friday.
The budget primary balance in December was confirmed at a surplus of 3.92 billion euros, compared to a deficit of 6.65 billion euros in the same month of 2022, according to the final Finance Ministry (MoF) budget execution data released on Thursday.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) board approved on Wednesday the Article IV consultation for Greece by endorsing the staff appraisal published mid-November following a mission.
Greece’s travel balance recorded a surplus of 206.2 million euros in November, from 1.5 billion euros in October, according to Bank of Greece (BoG) data released on Monday.
Greece’s industrial turnover remained in contraction in November, dropping by 2.7 percent year-on-year (YoY) from a 2 percent decrease in October, according to data released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) on Friday.
Greece’s current account recorded a deficit of 3.3 billion euros in November, from a deficit of 1.45 billion euros in October, Bank of Greece (BoG) data showed on Friday.
Greece’s debt managers have tapped the markets for the first time this year, with the re-opening of a 5-year issue that matures in June 2028, which had an initial issue yield of 3.875 pct.
The output price index in agriculture picked up pace in November with a rise of 3.8 percent year-on-year (YoY), doubling from the 1.9 percent in the previous month, ELSTAT data showed on Monday.