Flash Data, PE Probe

Page created: Tuesday, 21 February 2017 13:33GMT

Data:  21 February 2017 - 2 Page(s)
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10-year Treasury Bond Yields  External Sector  GDP and Components  Labour Market   Public Finance

According to the economic data available so far, GDP grew by 1.6% year-on-year in the third quarter, higher than in previous quarters. After growing less than imports in the first quarter, exports recorded a year-on-year change higher than imports in the second and third quarters, which resulted in a positive contribution to growth of the net external demand in these quarters. The unemployment rate has been dropping, having reached 10.5% in the third quarter, and employment has been rising steadily. Inflation remained low and below 1%, recording the lowest value in May with 0.3% year-on-year change, and the highest in October with 0.9% year-on-year change.