Greek exports remained on an upward trend in January of this year, extending last year’s course which led to new historic records. This all offered an encouraging outlook on the 2020 exports, along with a 9.8 pct drop in the trade deficit in the first month of the year.
Exports to the EU and third countries rose in January (10.1 pct and 18.4 pct, respectively) while excluding oil products, exports to the EU rose 11.4 pct and to third countries rose 8.1 pct.
This means Greece is on the road to break a new export record in kiwis, Incofruit-Hellas announced in a report released on Monday.
Kiwi exports totaled 138,368 tons (based on export figures by Friday 6 March), from 101,283 tons in the same period last year. Incofruit-Hellas added that exports of mushrooms grew 16.4 pct totaling 111,165 tons so far, up from 95,480 tons in 2019, while exports of tomato and strawberry also rose substantially to 10,284 tons (from 9,812 in 2019) and 8,318 (from 5,490 in 2019), respectively in the period from October 1, 2019, to March 6, 2020. The exports of oranges, lemons, cucumbers, and apples were also up so far.