The Greek state budget primary surplus was 1.012 billion euros in January 2017, exceeding a target of 670 million euros and ending marginally higher than the January 2016 surplus of 1.003 billion euros, according to provisional budget execution figures released by the finance ministry on Tuesday.
Regular budget revenues also exceeded the monthly target by 325 million euros. Net state budget revenues reached 4.158 billion euros in January, exceeding the January target by 166 million euros, or 4.2%. The finance ministry said a detailed breakdown of the various categories of revenues will be given when the finalized figures are released. Net regular budget revenues were 4.041 billion euros, surpassing targets by 325 million euros or 8.7%.