Food inflation is currently the most prominent challenge for households, and there was more worrying data on this front from ELSTAT on Friday in the form of the release for input and output price index in the agriculture and livestock sectors.
The contraction of Greece’s import price index continued in June, falling by 19.4 percent year-on-year (YoY), after dropping by 20.8 percent in May, according to data released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) on Friday.
Road motor vehicles going into circulation for the first time remained stable in July, growing by 9.2 percent year-on-year (YoY), after a 9.2 percent rise in June, according to Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data released on Thursday.
Greece’s Industrial Production Index (IPI) contracted in June, falling by 3.6 percent year-on-year (YoY), after rising by an upwards revised 1.9 percent in May, according to Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data released on Thursday.
Alpha Bank reported a net profit of 302.6 million euros in H1 2023, compared to a profit of 238.6 million euros in H1 2022.
Greece’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) went back above the ECB’s target of 2 pct in July, with a reading of 2.5 percent year-on-year (YoY), after growing by 1.8 percent in June, according to the data released on Tuesday by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
Greece’s trade deficit recorded a drop of 14.9 percent year-on-year (YoY) in June, after a drop of 11 percent in May, according to data released by ELSTAT on Monday.
After the R&I rating agency of Japan, it was Scope Ratings from Germany on Friday that moved Greece up by one notch to ‘BBB-‘, which is within the investment grade category, with a stable outlook, although both of the agencies are not part of the four agencies that the ECB has endorsed for its policy decisions.
The EBA announced at the end of last month the results of the EU-wide stress tests for 2023, which confirmed that the Greek banking sector has left behind the tumultuous period that followed the debt crisis when the exercise was usually a source of concern that unearthed capital shortcomings.
Greece’s employment balance in June was positive by 28,761 more hires than departures, according to data from the Labour Ministry’s Ergani information system.