Greece’s economy presented an enhanced recovery in 2018, according to the Bulletin of Economic Developments issued by the Ministry of Economy and Development. In the first six months of 2018, the trust of international markets towards Greece and the country’s economic recovery were enhanced, the Bulletin reads. The main driving force for the growth were exports and household spending.

More specifically, in the first six months of 2018, the export of goods and services recorded the second largest increase in the last ten years (8.7% compared to 12.2% in 2015), with the export of goods rising by 8.7% and the export of services rising by 9%. Household spending also increased by 0.5%.