Greece's trade balance deficit, minus fuel products, dropped by 21.2 percent in 2010, compared with 2009, and following a substantial 33.7 percent decline in December 2010, according to provisional figures released on Tuesday by the independent Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

The total value of imports-arrivals, excluding oil products, for the 12-month period from January to December 2010 amounted to 33786.2 million euros (44750.7 million dollars) in comparison with 37822.9 million euros (52560.7 million dollars) for the corresponding period of 2009, recording a drop of 10.7%.

The total value of imports-arrivals, excluding oil products, in December 2010 amounted to 2717.9 million euros (3582.4 million dollars) in comparison with 3091.0 million euros (4503.3 million dollars) in December 2009, recording a drop of 12.1%.

The total value of exports-dispatches, excluding oil products, in December 2010 amounted to 1419.9 million euros (1881.6 million dollars) in comparison with 1132.2 million euros (1659.7 million dollars) in December 2009, recording an increase of 25.3%.

The deficit of the trade balance, excluding oil products, in December 2010 amounted to 1299.0 million euros (1700.9 million dollars) in comparison with 1958.9 million euros (2843.7 million dollars) in December 2009 recording a drop of 33.7%.

The deficit of the Trade Balance, excluding oil products, for the 12-month period from January to December 2010 amounted to 19257.5 million euros (25423.1 million dollars) in comparison with 24433.4 million euros (33844.6 million dollars) for the corresponding period of the year 2009, recording a drop of 21.2%.

The total value of exports-dispatches, excluding oil products, for the 12-month period from January to December 2010 amounted to 14529.1 million euros (19327.6 million dollars) in comparison with 13389.5 million euros (18716.2 million dollars) for the corresponding period of 2009, recording an increase of 8.5%.