Exports rise, trade boosted with non-EU partners

Greek exports rose by an annual pace of 16.5 percent in March boosted by improved trade with the country’s non-EU business partners, data revealed yesterday. Figures from the Hellenic Statistical Authority showed that Greek exports in March reached 1.4 billion euros versus 1.2 billion euros in the same period a year earlier. Non-EU countries spent 516.6 million euros on Greek products in March, up from 437.2 million previously. The figures do not include data from services, a key source of export revenues for the country. Imports for March dipped 4.8 percent year-on-year to 4.2 billion euros.