BUSINESS

Tide turns in trade between Greece and Japan

The trade balance between Greece and Japan has shifted in the last few years as the drop in domestic demand in Greece and the increase in Greek exports have turned the country from a net importer of Japanese goods to a net exporter to the world’s third-largest economy, according to Japan’s honorary general consul in Thessaloniki, Haris Alexopoulos.

Addressing an event organized by the Macedonian section of the Hellenic Management Association in Thessaloniki, Alexopoulos said that Greek exports to Japan in 2013 amounted to 17.8 billion yen (130.1 million euros) while imports from Japan reached 15 billion yen (109.7 million euros).

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