MADRID Nov 21 Spain's Treasury Minister
Cristobal Montoro said the central government deficit for
January to October was 3.9 percent, unchanged from last month,
and on track to hit a target of 4.5 percent by year-end.
The figure, equivalent to 41.2 billion euros ($52.75
billion) does not include extraordinary itemes such as early
transfers of funds to the country's 17 autonomous regions.
"This puts us on the right path to meet the target for the
end of the year," he said in an act in Madrid.
The central government deficit does not include the
country's pension or social secutiry system.