Greece’s travel balance recorded a surplus of 2.97 billion euros in August, from 1.32 billion euros a year ago, when the tourism sector rounded off a rather tentative peak season due to the pandemic outbreak, according to Bank of Greece (BoG) data released on Friday.
Greece posted a current account (C/A) surplus of 1.41 billion euros in August, from a surplus of 538.1 million euros in July, according to Bank of Greece (BoG) data released on Thursday.
Greece’s industrial turnover continued its impressive recovery, jumping by 31.6 percent year-on-year (YoY) in August, following an increase of 25.1 percent in July, based on data from the Hellenic Statistical Authority released on Wednesday.
Greece’s central government recorded a primary cash deficit of 11.96 billion euros up to September, according to figures released by the Bank of Greece on Monday.
Signs of recovery, improved tourism season visible in Sept budget data as revenues beat target by 943 mln
The budget primary balance up to September landed at a deficit of 5.96 billion euros, compared with a deficit of 7.01 billion in the same period last year, the preliminary Finance Ministry (MoF) budget execution data showed on Friday.
Greece’s employment balance in September turned positive as there were 19,727 more hirings than departures, from a negative balance of 9,875 in August, according to data from the Labour Ministry’s Ergani information system.
Within the context of its Fiscal Monitor, the International Monetary Fund released its latest fiscal estimates for Greece, taking a traditionally more conservative view on the country’s public finances.
Greece’s seasonally adjusted (SA) unemployment rate dropped to 13.9 percent in August, from a downward revised 14 percent in July, Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data showed on Wednesday.
The International Monetary Fund, within the regular cycle of its World Economic Outlook (WEO) publication, was the latest international organisation to adopt a more optimistic view about Greece’s growth this year.
The number of building permits issued in Greece decelerated further to an increase of 6.8 percent year-on-year (YoY), from 17.6 percent in June and 62.9 percent in May, according to Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data released on Tuesday.