BUENOS AIRES, April 3 Argentina's tax revenue
rose 31 percent in April to a record 30.13 billion pesos ($7.7
billion), the government tax agency said on Monday.
The figure matched that announced earlier in the day by
President Cristina Fernandez and was above market
A Reuters survey of seven local analysts gave a median
outlook for revenue of 28.77 billion pesos.
Argentina's economy is recovering from a slump last year
and rising grains export taxes and value-added taxes are both
causing revenue income to accelerate.
Also, the country's high inflation -- private estimates say
it is running at 20 percent to 30 percent, well above official
figures -- translates into more tax revenue.
"However ... unless fiscal spending continues growing at
elevated rates above 30 percent, strong tax revenues will have
a limited effect on primary fiscal standing," Bertrand Delgado,
senior economist at RGE in New York, wrote in a report over the
The primary fiscal surplus indicates the government's
ability to meet debt obligations.
($1=3.9 Argentine pesos)
(Reporting by Fiona Ortiz; Editing by Bernard Orr)
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