Last October, Greek exports rose by 24%, continuing the upward trend of the year, according to a study by the Export Research Centre of the Panhellenic Exporters Association (PEA), based on the provisional data of the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

According to the study, there is optimism that a new openness record will be achieved this year. At the same time, however, the increase of imports makes the need to strengthen domestic production imperative.

More specifically, in October 2018, exports increased by 24% and amounted to 3.12 billion euros, compared to 2.51 billion euros in October 2017. In the time period January-October 2018, exports increased by 17.6% and amounted to 27.78 billion euros, compared to 23.61 billion euros in the same period last year.