After rising in the preceding three months, the Greek Industrial Production Index (IPI) fell by 4 percent in May following an upward revised 1 percent growth in April, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
Τhe number of road motor vehicles (going into circulation for the first time) rose, albeit at a slower pace, by 21.7 percent in June from 27.9 percent in May, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
The Greek government sent to the institutions on Thursday evening its final proposal including prior actions that will complement the request for a new 3-year programme from the European Stability Mechanism (ESM).
The Greek consumer price index (CPI) fell by 2.2 percent in June after a drop by 2.1 percent in the preceding two months, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT). This indicates the seven straight negative reading above the 2-percent mark.
Following an upward revision of Greece’s seasonally adjusted (SA) unemployment rate to 25.8 percent in March, the jobless rate eased to 25.6 percent in April, according to the Hellenic Statistical Agency (ELSTAT). Along August 2012 reading, the April headline figure indicates the lowest reading since July 2012.
The general government (gg) primary cash surplus more than halved to 557 million in the 5-month period of 2015 from 1.16 billion last year, according the gg bulletin published by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Thursday.
Greece officially requested on Wednesday a new 3-year programme from the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) and is expected to send to the institutions a detailed reform and measure agenda on Thursday.
As agreed at Tuesday’s Eurogroup, the new Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos sent a letter on Wednesday to the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) officially requesting a new 3-year programme.
After rising in the preceding two months, Greece’s trade deficit plunged 24.2 percent in May, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
The European Central Bank decided on Monday to maintain the Emergency Liquidity Assistance (ELA) limit for Greek banks at June 26 levels, when it was raised for the last time. This means that the ELA limit remains at around 89 billion euros.