The government generated a fiscal surplus of €82.5m, or 0.5% of gross domestic product (GDP), last year, against a 1.2% deficit in 2015, the statistical service said citing revised figures.
Total government spending rose last year 1.6% to over €7bn while total expenditure dropped 2.5% to €6.9bn, Cystat said in a statement on its website on Friday.
In April, Cystat said that last year’s fiscal surplus was €64.4m, or 0.4% of economic output.
The government aims at generating next year a fiscal surplus of 1% of gross domestic product.
Source: Cyprus Mail