EBEA: Greek exports to the Netherlands up 20.2 pct in 2016

Greek exports to the Netherlands grew 20.2 pct in 2016 compared with the previous year, while imports from the Netherlands rose 2.4 pct in the same period, leaving Greece with a negative trade balance, the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EBEA) said in a report.

The report, to be presented during a business delegation trip to Amsterdam, June 20-22, said that the trade deficit shrank by 2.49 pct.

The business forum in Amsterdam focuses on the sectors of pharmaceuticals/cosmetics, processed food and delicatessen -mostly olive oil, olives, wine, honey- and baby clothes. The forum will bring together 10 Greek enterprises and domestic enterprises.

The main export products to the Netherlands in 2016 were pharmaceuticals, fruit and nuts, measuring devices, tobacco products, argile, processed vegetables, fish, fruit, artifacts, electric machines and devices, food products and cereals.
Greek exports of these product categories totaled 306,010,000 euros last year, in a total of 548,788,000 euros.

On the other hand, Greece imported pharmaceuticals, meat, cheese, telecom equipment, medical and pharmaceutical products, food products, raw natural materials, milk, shoes, computers, office machines and medical devices.

Imports of these product categories totaled 1,117,895,000 euros out of a total of 2,175,108,000 euros.