Greek trade deficit up 14.7 pct in March

Greece’s trade deficit grew 14.7 percent year on year in March, reaching 1.82 billion euros, compared to 1.58 billion in the same month of 2013, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) said on Monday.

The total value of imports (including oil products) in March 2014 amounted to 3.97 billion euros, which was an increase of 7.1 percent compared to a year earlier.

The total value of exports (including oil products) came to 2.15 billion euros, which was up 1.4 percent on the figure from March 2013.