Exports rise on demand from non-EU partners

Greek exports in October rose 8 percent on an annual basis to 1.63 billion euros, with revenues from non-European trading partners rising sharply, according to figures released yesterday The National Statistics Service (NSS) said that exports to non-European Union partners hit 659.5 million euros in October, up 33 percent on the same period a year earlier. The biggest chunk of receipts were from fuels, transport equipment and industrial raw materials, according to the statistics service. Imports on the other hand fell 3.5 percent to 4.9 billion euros in October. Growing trade ties with neighboring developing economies has helped support Greek growth rates that have been among the best performers in the eurozone in recent years.