The pace of credit movement in the Greek private sector continued to slow in May, rising by 3.1 percent year-on-year (YoY), from 3.9 percent in April, Bank of Greece (BoG) figures released on Wednesday showed.
The net private sector deposit movement in the Greek banking system was positive by 794 million euros in May, after a small drop of 15 million euros in April, based on the latest Bank of Greece (BoG) figures released on Wednesday.
Building permits recorded a solid rebound in March, rising by 34.2 percent year-on-year (YoY), following a contraction of 15.2 percent in February, according to the data released by the Hellenic Statistical Agency (ELSTAT) on Wednesday.
The budget primary balance in May was confirmed to be a surplus of 2.3 billion euros, compared to a deficit of 1.49 billion euros in the same month of 2022, according to the final Finance Ministry (MoF) budget execution data released on Monday.
The PDMA took another cautious step on Wednesday by completing the debt strategy for the year with a small re-opening of the issuance that matures in January 2042, also rounding up the re-opening schedule for the second quarter.
Greece’s travel balance recorded a surplus of 498.2 million euros in April, from 100.2 million euros in March, according to Bank of Greece (BoG) data released on Wednesday.
Greece’s industrial turnover turned negative in April for the first time since early 2021, contracting by 7.4 percent year-on-year (YoY), from upwards revised growth of 3.3 percent in March, according to data released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) on Tuesday.
Greece’s current deficit in April narrowed to 1.78 billion euros, from 2.4 billion euros in March, Bank of Greece (BoG) data showed on Tuesday.
The growth in the nominal value of apartments in Greece remained on a strong trajectory in Q1 2023, increasing by 14.5 percent year-on-year (YoY) from an upwards revised 13.5 percent in Q4 2022, Bank of Greece (BoG) data released on Monday showed.
Wages in Greece have featured prominently in this summer's election campaign as, in the midst of the cost-of-living crisis, there is a wider recognition by the leading parties that earnings in Greece need a boost.