x

Economy

Greek Industrial Production Up 4.4% in February

ATHENS — Greek industrial production grew 4.4 pct in February compared with the same month last year, after a 2.9 pct decline recorded in the same period in 2020-2019, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Friday.

The statistics service, in a monthly report, said that the industrial production average index in the January-February period rose 4.0 pct compared with the corresponding period in 2020, while the seasonally-adjusted index fell 2.3 pct in February from January 2021. The 4.4 pct increase of the industrial production index reflected increases of 12.4 pct in the electricity index, 2.7 pct in the manufacturing index (reflecting increases in the production of tobacco, non-metal minerals, pharmaceuticals, textiles and electrical equipment), while mining production fell 5.6 pct and water production fell 0.02 pct.

In the two-month period, the 4.0 pct increase of the average index reflected increases of 11.4 pct in the electricity production index, 2.0 pct in manufacturing and 0.9 pct in mining, while water production eased 0.8 pct.

RELATED

ATHENS - After saying a Value Added Tax (VAT) on food as high as 24 percent couldn’t be reduced because it was unaffordable, the New Democracy government has given a cut from that rate to 13 percent for taxis.

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

Video

Alberto, Season’s First Named Tropical Storm, Dumps Rain on Texas and Mexico, Which Reports 3 Deaths

TAMPICO, Mexico (AP) — Tropical Storm Alberto rumbled toward northeast Mexico early Thursday as the first named storm of the season, carrying heavy rains that left three people dead but also brought hope to a region suffering under a prolonged, severe drought.

Armenia said it would recognize a Palestinian state on Friday, prompting Israel to summon its ambassador for what the Foreign Ministry described as a “severe reprimand.

LONDON (AP) — Taylor Swift fans enjoy parsing the singer-songwriter’s lyrics for references to her romantic life and insights into her state of her mind.

PARIS (AP) — The alleged rape of a 12-year-old Jewish girl in a suspected antisemitic attack has sent shockwaves throughout France and thrust concerns about antisemitism to the forefront of campaigning for the country’s legislative elections.

ATLANTA (AP) — Lionel Messi's passing brilliance got Argentina off to a winning start in the defense of its Copa America title, overcoming Canada and a poor playing surface at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.