Many Greeks wary of shops bearing goods

Greek shoppers and traders are among the most suspicious in Europe about the quality of products, the results of a new Eurobarometer study have shown. Nearly four in 10 (39 percent) Greek consumers have «serious reservations» about the products they buy, one of the highest rates in the EU. Greek traders are even more apprehensive, with 42 percent saying they fear «most goods on the market are not safe» – the highest rate in the bloc. In the case of Greek shoppers, fears are not necessarily groundless. Nearly one in five (18 percent) claims to have purchased goods that were subsequently recalled due to health or safety concerns. Meanwhile, 60 percent say they worry about the safety of a product when shopping, the second highest rate in the bloc. Nevertheless only 8 percent bother to return tainted or defective goods, the second lowest rating in the EU.

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