European Commission paper highlights challenges for Greek exports


The European Commission (EC) published an economic paper titled “The puzzle of the missing Greek exports” showing that Greece’s export performance is dramatically lagging behind, yet its export potential could be enormous.

Greece has a track record of protracted trade deficits and low openness. In particular, Greece has been experiencing a negative trade balance of circa 10 percent of GDP between 1995 and the late 2000s, which peaked at 14.5 percent in 2008.

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