Draft 2023 budget sees growth cooling to 2.1 pct, primary surplus at 0.7 pct
Despite PMI rise of 0.9 pts in Sept, manufacturing stays in contraction for third month
Unemployment stable at 12.2 pct in August despite strong tourism season
Producer prices up by 39.5 pct in Aug, reversing trend of monthly drops
Retail sales grow by 11.9 in Jul, but volume data continues to tell different story
Economic sentiment recovers 3.4 pts in Sept, buoyed by rise in services
Final budget execution for June affirms solid revenues, driven by VAT and income tax
The budget primary balance for the first half of 2022 came to a deficit of 3.43 billion euros, compared to a deficit of 9.09 billion euros during the same period last year, according to the final Finance Ministry (MoF) budget execution data released on Monday.
The primary balance beat the target by 1.47 billion euros. Expenditure, excluding interest payments and the public investment budget, came to 25.97 billion euros. Net revenues reached 26.26 billion euros, above the target by 2.08 billion euros.
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