Car registrations surge by 46.3 pct in June thanks to tourism, consumer confidenceEconomyMacroeconomy
The number of road motor vehicles (going into circulation for the first time) continued showing strong growth of 46.3 percent in June, after increasing by 48.7 percent in May, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
Greece sees travel receipts shoot up by 35.8 pct in AprilEconomyMacroeconomy
Greece's April travel receipts increased sharply by 35.8 percent to 411 million euros from 303 million last year, according to the Bank of Greece (BoG).
Greek Tourism Association sees tourist arrivals rising to 19 mln for 2014EconomyMacroeconomy
The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) increased on Wednesday its estimate for international tourist arrivals in 2014 to 19 million from 18.5 million.
Tourist arrivals in Greece up 18.7 pct in 2013 but lower average spending points to missed potentialEconomy
International tourist arrivals soared by 18.7 percent to 20.11 million in 2013, while travel receipts increased by 16.4 percent to 12.15 billion euros, according to the Bank of Greece’s (BoG) final data.
Q3 unemployment in Greece still at 27 pct despite strong tourism seasonEconomyMacroeconomy
The non-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate eased for the second straight quarter in Q3, falling to 27 percent from 27.1 percent in Q2 and 27.4 percent in Q1, according to data released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
Tourism turnover index slows but signs remain positiveEconomyMacroeconomy
Turnover Index in Accommodation and Food Services rose 1.2 percent in the third quarter 2013, decelerating from the 5.2 percent posted in the second quarter, according to Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT). The improvement - one again - confirms the strong tourism season in Greece this year.
Unemployment creeps up to 27.6 pct in July; little tourism boost evidentEconomyMacroeconomy
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in July edged marginally higher to 27.6 percent from 27.5 percent in June, according to data released on Thursday by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
Greek C/A deficit to July narrowed to just 156 mln with boost from tourismEconomyMacroeconomy
The July current account (C/A) balance showed a surplus of 2.73 billion euros from 510 million euros last year, according to the Bank of Greece (BoG). The significant increase mainly reflects a jump in the current transfers’ surplus to 1.86 billion, from just 100 million last year, owing to an inflow of 1.5 billion related to SMP income.