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IMF: Greece’s economy to grow by 2.5% in 2023 and 2% in 2024

The Greek economy is expected to grow by 2.5% this year and by 2% in 2024, significantly exceeding average growth rates of 0.7% and 1.2% in the Eurozone, the International Monetary Fund said in its World Economic Outlook report released on Tuesday.

The IMF said it expected the country’s harmonised inflation rate to fall to 4.1% on average in 2023 and to 2.8% in 2024 (against 5.6% and 3.3% in the Eurozone, respectively).

The unemployment rate in Greece is expected to fall to 10.8% of the workforce this year and to 9.3% in 2024 from 12.4% in 2021.

Τhe country’s current account deficit is expected to fall to 6.9% of GDP this year and to 6% of GDP in 2024. In the Eurozone, the current account balance is expected to show a surplus of 1.2% of GDP this year and 1.4% in 2024.

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