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
These were the key drivers behind Greece's strong fiscal performance in 2016
The publication of the general government’s non-financial sector accounts on Monday has provided more insight regarding the key drivers of the fiscal performance in 2016, which was confirmed in a first notification issued by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) on Friday.
As we noted, ELSTAT figures showed Greece recorded a primary surplus of 6.87 billion euros (3.9 percent of GDP) in 2016 under ESA 2010 rules, 6.13 billion above the figure of 737 million (0.4 percent of GDP) posted a year ago.
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