Greek exports up 15.5 pct in November 2017

Greek exports jumped 15.5 pct in November 2017 while imports grew 4.0 pct in the month, with the country’s trade deficit shrinking by 11.5 pct, official figures showed on Monday.

Hellenic Statistical Authority, in a monthly report, said that the value of import-arrivals totaled 4.053 billion euros in November from 3.897 billion in November 2016, for an increase of 4.0 pct (excluding oil products, imports grew 15.7 pct while excluding oil products and ships, imports rose 10.6 pct).

The value of exports-arrivals totaled 2.587 billion euros in November from 2.239 billion in the same month last year, for an increase of 15.5 pct (excluding oil products, exports rose 6.8 pct while excluding oil products and ships, exports rose 6.8 pct).

The country’s trade deficit amounted to 1.466 billion euros in November, down 11.5 pct from November 2016 (excluding oil products, the trade deficit grew 28.4 pct while excluding oil products and ships, the trade deficit rose 15.8 pct).

In the January-November period, the value of imports totaled 46.023 billion euros, up 14.4 pct from the same period last year (excluding oil products, imports grew 10.3 pct while excluding oil products and ships, imports rose 7.5 pct).

The value of exports amounted to 26.202 billion euros in the 11-month period, up 13.3 pct from the same period in 2016 (excluding oil products, exports grew 7.0 pct while excluding oil products and ships, exports rose 7.1 pct).

The country’s trade deficit totaled 19.821 billion euros in the January-November period, up 15.9 pct from the same period in 2016 (excluding oil products, the trade deficit grew 14.2 pct and excluding oil products and ships, the trade deficit rose 8.0 pct).

AMNA

 

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