The rise in Greece’s trade deficit slowed in March, when it increased by 13.4 percent year-on-year (YoY), after surging by more than 170 pct in February, according to data released by ELSTAT on Friday.
The Greek authorities submitted to Brussels last week the Stability Programme for the 2022-2025 period, in which the impact of the cost-of-living crisis and the fallout from the conflict in Ukraine are reflected.
Greece’s Manufacturing PMI rose marginally to 54.8 points in April, from 54.6 points in March, according to S&P Global data released on Tuesday.
Greece’s economic sentiment (ESI) dropped sharply by 7.1 points to 105 points in April, following a 1.9-point decline in March, according to European Commission figures released on Monday.
Credit movement in the Greek private sector accelerated slightly to 1.6 percent year-on-year (YoY) in March, from 1.4 per percent in February, 0.9 percent in January, Bank of Greece (BoG) figures released on Friday showed.
The net private sector deposit movement in the Greek banking system in March stayed negative, falling by a further 988 million euros, from 260 million in February, and 2.23 billion seen in January, based on Bank of Greece (BoG) figures released on Friday.
Greece’s Producer Price Index (PPI) continued its explosive rise in March, when it jumped by 46.2 percent year-on-year (YoY), after a 33.6 percent increase in February, ELSTAT data said on Friday.
Greece’s retail sales increased by 16.8 percent year-on-year (YoY) in February, from a slightly downwards revised 13.5 percent rise in January, Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data showed on Friday.
The new year started with a slowdown in the growth of building permits in Greece, with total permits rising by 4.3 percent year-on-year (YoY) in January, after closing 2021 with a rise of 18.3 percent in December, according to the latest data released by the Hellenic Statistical Agency (ELSAT) on Thursday.
Amid the uncertain times of the Ukraine conflict and the inflationary pressures globally, but after Greece’s upgrade by S&P last week to one notch from investment grade and the recent prepayment of IMF loans by the government, the PDMA saw a window of opportunity to dip back into the bond market.