Greece’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) totaled 94 pct of the average community rate in 2008, Eurostat announced on Thursday, with Attica (the greater Athens areas) and the Southern Aegean region the only Greek areas to surpass the EU average per capita GDP (113 pct).
The EU executive’s statistics agency, in a report, said three Greek regions were below 75 pct of the EU average per capita GDP: Eastern Macedonia-Thrace (66 pct), Epirus and Western Greece (73 pct each). They were followed by Thessaly (78 pct), Northern Aegean (80 pct), Central Macedonia (81 pct), Western Macedonia and the Peloponnese (84 pct each).
Attica and Southern Aegean (113 pct each), Central Greece (100 pct), Crete (94 pct) and the Ionian Islands (90 pct) recorded the highest per capita GDP in 2008.
Central London (343 pct) recorded the highest per capita GDP among EU regions, while a region in Bulgaria posted the lowest rate, with 28 pct.