TABLE-Argentina's April primary budget surplus up to 1.45 bln pesos

Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:11pm EDT

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BUENOS AIRES, June 27 (Reuters) - Argentina posted a primary
budget surplus of 1.45 billion pesos ($270 million) in April
, up about 37 percent from 1.06 billion pesos a year
earlier, the government said on Thursday.
    The primary budget balance shows government finances before
debts are paid. Argentina has been virtually shut out of global
credit markets since a 2002 default, and it uses the central
bank's international reserves to repay private creditors.
    
     Data listed below in millions of Argentine pesos.   
                     Latest         Previous        Year Ago
 Primary            +1445.7          +438.3         +1061.4
 balance                                         
 Overall fiscal     -3065.9         -3575.7         -1863.3
 balance                                         
 Government         +70578.4        +66869.2        +52875.8
 income                                          
 Primary            +69132.7        +66430.9        +51814.4
 spending
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