ELSTAT documents sharp rise in imports and arrivals in July
The Greek statistics authority ELSTAT has published its latest figures on commercial transactions and found that the total value of imports-arrivals in July 2016 amounted to 3593.6 million euros, which is 18.2% more than July 2015 when it amounted to 3040.5 million euros. The corresponding change excluding oil products recorded an increase of 600 million euros or 26.5%.
Additionally, ELSTAT’s figures show that the total value of exports-dispatches in July 2016 amounted to 2249.5 million euros, compared to with 2328.9 million euros in July 2015, recording a 3.4% drop. The corresponding change excluding oil products recorded an increase of 11/4 million euros or 0.7%.
As such, the deficit of the trade balance amounted to 1,344.1 million euros, compared to 711.6 million euros last year, marking an 88.9% increase. The corresponding change excluding oil products recorded an increase of 588.6 million euros or 97.9%.
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