According to data from the Panhellenic Exporters Association and the Exports Research Centre (KEEM), in the period January – December 2017 exports increased by 13.2% and amounted to 28.46 billion euros, compared to 25.15 billion euros in the same period in 2016. The previous extroversion record was that of 2012, when the total value of Greek exports had reached 27.34 billion euros.
The increase of Greek exports to third countries is an encouraging development, and shows that export companies have turned to new markets with prospects. The fact that many export companies have been established in the recession years is also encouraging. Besides the significant increase of Greek exports to the EU (7.7%), exports to all other economic unions have also increased, with the exception of MERCOSUR. This overall increase is due to the great increase of fuel exports (30%) and the increase of raw materials exports (26.2%).
Translation: Eleni Gogou