Greece reported a higher-than-targeted primary budget surplus of 3.40 billion euros ($3.71 billion) in January-February, the finance ministry said on Friday.

The government had targeted a primary budget surplus - which excludes debt servicing costs, social security and local administration budgets - of 1.98 billion euros for period. ($1 = 0.9176 euros) (Reporting by Angeliki Koutantou and Lefteris Papadimas)