The central budget posted a deficit by around PLN 8bn (EUR 1.92bn) below the updated annual plan of PLN 51.57bn (the original annual limit was PLN 35.57bn), according to vice-minister of finance Hanna Majszczyk. She stressed that this estimate was preliminary and was subject to change.
More precise preliminary data are due in late January, while the final data should be published in march, the minister also added.
Recently, the ministry published the preliminary data concerning the 11-month budget gap - it was PLN 38.54bn, or 74.7% of the updated annual plan.
Earlier, director of the ministry's public debt department Piotr Marczak said that in the whole year, the gap will be by PLN 8-9bn below the yearly limit.
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