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Greece

Greece : economy statistics and industry reports

  • Updated on : 27 August 2012  Source : The World Factbook

Imports

$66.04 billion (2011 est.)
$60.19 billion (2010 est.)

Exports

$28.16 billion (2011 est.)
$22.66 billion (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

3.3% (2011 est.)
4.7% (2010 est.)

Unemployment rate

17.3% (2011 est.)
12.5% (2010 est.)

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$26,600 (2011 est.)
$28,600 (2010 est.)
$29,700 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

-4.8% (2010 est.)
-2% (2009 est.)
2% (2008 est.)

Internet users

4.971 million (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

12.293 million (2009)

Population growth rate

0.06% (2012 est.)

Population

10,767,827 (July 2012 est.)

Historical background

Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1830.

During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations.

In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between supporters of the king and other anti-Communists and Communist rebels.

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Greece

Economic overview

Greece has a capitalist economy with the public sector accounting for about 40% of GDP and with per capita GDP about two-thirds that of the leading euro-zone economies.

Tourism provides 15% of GDP.

Immigrants make up nearly one-fifth of the work force, mainly in agricultural and unskilled jobs.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Forecast Greece July 2015 Updater

Country Forecast Greece July 2015 Updater

  • $ 635
  • Country report
  • July 2015
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

The radical left party, Syriza Unifying Social Front (Syriza), won the pre-term election on January 25th 2015 and formed a coalition government with the far-right Independent Greeks (IG). The Economist ...

  • Countries : Greece

Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

D&B Country Insight Report: Greece

D&B Country Insight Report: Greece

  • $ 650
  • Country report
  • June 2015
  • by Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

Report Summary If you are involved in cross-border business, developing relationships or identifying opportunities overseas, you are exposed to the risk associated with a country’s overall political, ...

  • Countries : World, Greece

Oxford Economics

Country Economic Forecasts > Greece

Country Economic Forecasts > Greece

  • $ 185
  • Country report
  • July 2015
  • by Oxford Economics

The Greek parliament has passed most of the prior actions required of Greece following the agreement at the Euro Summit of 12 July, thus clearing the ground for negotiations to begin on a potential third ...

  • Countries : Greece

ISA

Greece - ISA Country Report

Greece - ISA Country Report

  • $ 99
  • Country report
  • July 2015
  • by ISA

This report contains detailed forecasts and analysis for Greece, including trade and investment analysis, economic forecasts, political risk assessments and demographic trend analysis. Each ISA Country ...

  • Countries : Greece

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