Lower spending, extra revenues result in budget execution beating targets in March

EconomyMacroeconomy Tags: Budget, MoF, Revenues, Taxes

Greece’s budget execution showed the 3-month primary surplus rose to 1.74 billion euros, up 12.6 percent, while the 2-month underperformance of 173 million turned to an over-performance of 1.62 billion, according to the Finance Ministry (MoF) preliminary budget bulletin published on Thursday.

The year to date primary surplus outperformance is mainly attributed to lower primary expenditure (by 1.18 billion) and higher Public Investment Budget (PIB) surplus (by 856 million) more than offsetting lower revenues (by 386 million).

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