Unemployment steady at 11.6 pct in Dec, employed rise by almost 80,000 YoY
Manufacturing remains in contraction at start of 2023, but at slowest rate since Oct
Retail sales rise by 12.3 pct YoY in Nov, but volumes barely move
Close of 2022 sees softer labour market, with 60,235 fewer jobs
Growth in producer prices slows to 16.5 pct in Dec as energy rise moderates
Loans grow by 6.3 pct in Dec, highest since 2009
Final budget execution data for Sep highlights overperformance in most tax categories
The budget primary balance for the nine months of 2022 came to a small surplus of 52 million euros, compared to a deficit of 5.96 billion euros during the same period last year, according to the final Finance Ministry (MoF) budget execution data released on Tuesday.
The primary balance beat the target by 5.94 billion euros. Expenditure, excluding interest payments and the public investment budget, came to 38.37 billion euros. Net revenues reached 44.02 billion euros, above the target by 5.22 billion euros.
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