Greece’s travel balance came to a surplus of 689.4 million euros in June from 38.5 million a year ago, when the pandemic caused a collapse in tourism, Bank of Greece (BoG) data has shown.
Greece posted a current account (C/A) deficit of 1.34 billion euros in June compared to 1.4 billion euros in May, Bank of Greece (BoG) data showed on Friday.
Greece’s industrial turnover rose 22.4 percent from a year earlier in June, compared with a revised increase of 37.6 percent in May.
Greece’s central government debt increased by 6.53 billion euros to 387.3 billion euros quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) in the second quarter (Q2) of 2021, from 380.8 billion euros in the previous quarter, the Finance Ministry's (MoF) debt bulletin showed on Thursday.
Greece’s central government recorded a primary cash balance deficit of 8.67 billion euros in the first half of the year, according to figures released by the Bank of Greece.
The latest turnover data released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) reflects signs of recovery in the Greek economy as in the second quarter of the year total revenue reached 78.38 billion euros, up by 29.4 pct year-on-year (YoY).
The budget primary balance recorded a deficit of 9.08 billion euros in the first seven months of 2021, compared with a deficit of 7.46 billion in the same period of 2020, the preliminary Finance Ministry (MoF) budget execution bulletin for July showed on Monday.
The employment balance was positive with 24,395 more hirings than people leaving their jobs in July, data from the Labour Ministry’s Ergani information system showed.
Building permits increased by 62.9 percent year-on-year (YoY) in May after an increase of 124.5 percent seen in April, Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data released on Thursday showed.
Greece’s seasonally adjusted (SA) unemployment rate dropped to 15 percent in June from a revised 15.8 percent in May, Hellenic Statistical Authority’s (ELSTAT) data showed on Thursday.