Budget overperformance in Aug fuelled by VAT and income tax, spending significantly contained
Travel balance to July soars by 19 pct, reaching almost 9 bln
Agriculture output prices jump 28.7 pct YoY in Jul, despite input costs falling
Industrial turnover drops by 10.2 pct in Jul, driven by foreign markets and manufacturing
Current account deficit shrinks to 7 bln in 7 months as energy and imports ease
Loans managed by servicers broadly stable in Q2 at 71.16 bln
Industrial production continues decline with 7.2 pct drop in August
The Industrial Production Index posted a drop of 7.2 percent in August with the figure for the first eight months of the year also retreating by 3.8 percent, according to ELSTAT. This means that except for April and June, all monthly readings so far in 2013 exhibit a single digit drop of between 4.5 and 7.7 percent.
The negative performance in August reflects a decline among all key industrial sectors with mining and quarrying as well as electricity production underperforming (-16.4 and -13.3 percent respectively), while manufacturing and water supply production sh...
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