Credit contraction in the Greek market marginally decelerated to 3.9 percent year on year (yoy) in August from 4.0 percent in July with balances reaching 221.79 billion euros, according to the Bank of Greece (BoG).
Greek private sector deposits marginally eased 0.11 percent month on month (mom) in August with balances reaching 162.21 billion euros. Net flow remained slightly negative for the third consecutive month with outflows at 212 million in August from 161 million in July.
The Trade deficit fell 3.4 percent year on year (yoy) to 1.54 billion euros in July, while the respective 7-month figure also retreated 17.4 percent yoy to 11.19 billion, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
The July current account (C/A) balance showed a surplus of 2.73 billion euros from 510 million euros last year, according to the Bank of Greece (BoG). The significant increase mainly reflects a jump in the current transfers’ surplus to 1.86 billion, from just 100 million last year, owing to an inflow of 1.5 billion related to SMP income.
Greek seasonally adjusted unemployment showed an increase of 0.3 percentage points (pp) month on month (mom) and 3.3pp year on year (yoy) to 27.9 percent in June, which is a new historic high, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) monthly labour force survey.