ECONOMY

Value of Greek exports up 13.6% in April as imports fall by 1%

The value of Greek exports in April rose by 13.6 percent compared to a year earlier, whereas the value of imports fell by 1 percent during the same period, the Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Monday.

The total value of exports in April 2013 amounted to 2.47 billion euros against 2.18 billion euros in April 2012. This represented an increase of 13.6 percent.

The total value of exports for the 12-month period of May 2012-April 2013 increased by 12 percent compared to the corresponding 12-month time period of May 2011-April 2012, compared to a year earlier.

The total value of imports-arrivals in April 2013 amounted to 3.91 billion euros against 3.95 billion euros in April 2012, recording a drop of 1 percent.

The total value of imports for the 12-month period of May 2012-April 2013 decreased by 1.2% compared to the corresponding 12-month time period of May 2011-April 2012.