Greece’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) continued its record-breaking streak in June, rising by 12.1 percent year-on-year (YoY), after increasing by 11.3 percent in May, according to the data released on Friday by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
The pace of Greece’s Producer Price Index (PPI) annual growth slowed down, although only marginally, with one more explosive rise in May, shooting up by 43 percent year-on-year (YoY), having jumped by 48.8 percent in April, ELSTAT data said on Thursday.
The growth in building permits slowed down in March, with total permits rising by 2.8 percent year-on-year (YoY) from a 13.7 percent rise in February, according to the latest data released by the Hellenic Statistical Agency (ELSAT) on Wednesday.
The growth in Greece’s retail sales maintained a solid pace of 18.8 percent year-on-year (YoY) in April, from 20.2 percent in March, Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data showed on Wednesday.
The energy crisis fuelled by the Ukraine conflict will dominate the attention of Finance Ministry officials in the coming months as uncertainty over supplies during the winter has been priced into natural gas prices, which have reached 160 euros/MWh, creating doubts about the cost of the latest energy subsidy scheme.
Greece’s Manufacturing PMI dropped by 2.7 points in June to 51.1 points, according to S&P Global data released on Friday.
The uncertain times across the global economy were captured in the latest monetary policy report by the Bank of Greece, which revised down its Greek growth forecast to 3.2 pct for 2022, from the 3.8 pct expected in April.
The net private sector deposit movement in the Greek banking system in May stayed positive at 1.31 billion euros, from 1.35 billion euros in April, and negative movement of 989 million seen in March, based on Bank of Greece (BoG) figures released on Wednesday.
Credit movement in the Greek private sector was steady at 3.2 percent year-on-year (YoY) in May, from 2.8 percent in April, and 1.6 percent in March, Bank of Greece (BoG) figures released on Wednesday showed.
Greece’s economic sentiment (ESI) declined by 3.7 points in June, dropping to 104.3 points, following a recovery of 2.9 points in May, according to European Commission figures released on Wednesday.