General gov't cash surplus sees large contraction in Jan-Feb, arrears edge up

EconomyMacroeconomy Tags: Arrears, Budget, MoF, Revenues, Taxes

The general government (gg) primary cash balance showed the surplus shrinking by more than two thirds year on year (YoY), landing at 1.02 billion euros in the first two months of 2015 from 3.17 billion in the corresponding period last year, according to the bulletin published by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Tuesday.

In the corresponding period of 2014, social security funds had recorded a surplus of 788 million euros, implying a negative fiscal change this year of almost 1 billion YoY. This sector has had the worst fiscal performance so far in 2015.

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