Current Account in Greece
Greece - Current Account (billions of Euros)Output growth was likely resilient in the first quarter of this year. The services sector benefited from an improving labor market and reduced Covid restrictions while industrial output grew at the fastest pace in 16 months in March. That said, the manufacturing PMI dipped to an 11-month low in March, as the fallout from the Russia-Ukraine war hit sentiment. Moreover, consumer confidence worsened during the quarter amid soaring prices, which could have limited private consumption. In Q2, the economy is likely losing steam. In April, consumer confidence continued to worsen and inflation rose to the highest level in 27 years, which is likely tempering private spending. However, the manufacturing PMI improved slightly in April. Meanwhile, in early May, Greece removed virtually all remaining Covid-19 restrictions, which should help spur the tourism industry heading into the summer season.
Greece - Current Account (EUR bn) Data
|Current Account Balance (EUR bn)||-1.4||-3.1||-3.4||-5.2||-2.6|
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Greece Current Account (EUR bn) Chart
Source: Greece Central Bank and FocusEconomics calculations.
|Bond Yield||1.91||0.76 %||Jan 01|
|Exchange Rate||1.12||0.65 %||Dec 31|
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November 17, 2022
Harmonized inflation came in at 9.5% in October, which was down from September’s 12.1%.
November 10, 2022
Industrial output dropped 1.1% year on year in working-day adjusted terms in September (August: +4.4% yoy).
November 3, 2022
September’s data pointed to an improvement in the labor market.
November 1, 2022
The S&P Global Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to 48.1 in October from September's 49.7.
October 19, 2022
Harmonized inflation came in at 12.1% in September, which was up from August’s 11.2%.