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Greek fresh produce exports increased in 2019 and January 2020

Greek fruit and vegetable exports increased in terms of volume and value in January 2020. The good news, based on ELSTAT data,  is that exports continued to record an all-time high in 2019.

In 2019, fruit and vegetable exports totaled 1.59 million tons; up 3.6% compared to the previous year. These shipments were worth € 1.12 billion; up 6.1%, according to ELSTAT statistics.

Vegetable exports reached 236.04 thousand tons; an increase of 3.5% compared to 2018. The value of these stood at EUR 164.1 million; up 11.9%.

Meanwhile, fruit exports amounted to 1,352 million tons; 2.3% more than in 2018, and these shipments were worth 953.7 million Euro; up 6.5%.

Subsequently, in January 2020, fresh fruit and vegetable exports increased by 10.5% in terms of volume compared to 2019, reaching 150,594 tons, while the value increased by 27.8%, to 104,978 million Euro, according to the latest ELSTAT data edited by INCOFRUIT-HELLAS.

At the same time, Greece recorded a stagnation of imports (+0.5%) in terms of volume and a 13.6% increase in terms of value.



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