Slovakia's state budget closed the first eight months of this year with a surplus of Sk5.084 billion (€168.8 million). This meant an improvement of over Sk4.6 billion (€152.7 million) from the same period of last year, when the state budget was in moderate deficit of Sk614.2 million (€20.39 million). When compared with July, budgetary performance improved by about Sk5.6 billion (€185.9 million), the SITA newswire wrote.
Eight-month budget revenues were Sk216.678 billion (€7.192 billion), going up 5 percent year-on-year.
Expenditures totalled Sk211.594 billion (€7.024 billion), which is 2.8 percent more than last August. Revenues for the whole year are projected at Sk348.252 billion (€11.56 billion) and expenditures at Sk380.233 billion (€12.62 billion). The end-year budget deficit should reach Sk31.981 billion (€1.062 billion), the Finance Ministry stated. SITA
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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2. Sep 2008 at 20:00