ELSTAT documents sharp rise in imports and arrivals in July

7 September 2016
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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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