Exporting guide to Greece

Overview

Situated in the Eastern Mediterranean, Greece is at the crossroads of three continents - Europe, Asia and Africa. The majority of the economy comprises of the services sector, with tourism playing a large part.

Trade statistics

£2.8 billion total UK exports to Greece for the four quarters to the end of Q2 2022

(Source: ONS UK total trade: all countries, seasonally adjusted
Last updated: October 2022)

40th largest UK export market

(Source: ONS UK total trade: all countries, seasonally adjusted
Last updated: October 2022)

0.4% of total UK exports for the four quarters to the end of Q2 2022

(Source: ONS UK total trade: all countries, seasonally adjusted
Last updated: October 2022)

Demand for goods and services

Greece and the UK enjoy a close and long-standing relationship and the two countries benefit from flourishing international trade.

Top five UK goods exported to Greece, in the four quarters to the end of Q2 2022

Goods Value (£million)
Ships 180.1
Cars 99.0
Metal ores & scrap 69.3
Mechanical power generators (intermediate) 59.0
Beverages 52.1

Source: ONS Trade in goods: country-by-commodity exports
Last updated: November 2022
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Top five UK services exported to Greece, in the four quarters to the end of Q2 2022

Service Value (£million)
Travel 539.0
Transportation 294.0
Financial 225.0
Telecommunications, computer and information services 195.0
Other Business Services 195.0

Source: ONS UK trade in services: service type by partner country, non-seasonally adjusted
Last updated: October 2022
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Greece: at a glance

Economic growth

8.3%

Actual figure (IMF, 2021)
The UK is 7.4% (IMF, 2021, projected figure)

GDP per capita

$20,263

Actual figure (IMF, 2021)
The UK is $47,329 (IMF, 2021, projected figure)

Currency

Euro

Business language

Greek, English

Time zone

GMT +2

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