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Greek trade deficit down 40.9 pct in Sept

Δημοσίευση 26 Νοεμβρίου 2010, 10:48 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Greek trade deficit down 40.9 pct in Sept
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Greece's trade deficit fell sharply in September as an economic recession hit imports in the country. The trade deficit fell by 40.9 pct in September, for a decline of 33.8 pct in the nine-month period from January to September, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Thursday.

Greece's trade deficit fell sharply in September as an economic recession hit imports in the country. The trade deficit fell by 40.9 pct in September, for a decline of 33.8 pct in the nine-month period from January to September, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Thursday.

The value of import arrivals totaled 2.896 billion euros in September, from 4.253 billion euros last year, for a decline of 31.9 pct, while the value of export-deliveries totaled 1.152 billion euros, from 1.3 billion euros in 2009, for a decline of 11.4 pct.

The trade deficit totaled 1.744 billion euros in September this year from 2.953 billion in September 2009, for a decline of 40.9 pct.

The value of imports in the January-September period totaled 26.560 billion euros down 22.4 pct from 2009, while the value of exports totaled 11.165 billion euros, up 1.8 pct over the same period.

The country's trade deficit fell 33.8 pct in the January-September this year to 15.395 billion euros, from 23.242 billion euros in the corresponding period last year.