STATISTICS

Inflation declines slightly in April
ECONOMY

Inflation stood at 3.1% in April, compared to 3.2% in March and against 3% in April 2023, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) said on Tuesday.


OECD: Greek economy to grow 2% in 2024
ECONOMY

The Greek economy remains resilient and is expected to grow at a rate of 2% in 2024 and 2.5% in 2025 as rising employment and real wages and strong tourism boost consumption, according to the OECD’s six-monthly report.

Homeownership in Greece declined 11.3% in 2005-21
ECONOMY

A new economic reality has emerged in the Greek housing market amid the prolonged financial crisis, with a notable portion of the nation’s residential inventory now under the ownership of institutional or foreign investors.

How shrinking populations fuel divisive politics
THE NEW YORK TIMES

In the 2000 film “Almost Famous,” Cameron Crowe’s comedy-drama about rock musicians in the 1970s, the character played by Zooey Deschanel gives her younger brother some advice. “Listen to ‘Tommy’ with a candle burning, and you’ll see your whole future,” she says.


Half of the population lives in small part of the country
NEWS

Half of the population of Greece lives in just 4.3% of the territory, which corresponds to 5,241,300 people, according to 2021 census data processed by the Demographic and Social Analysis Laboratory at the University of Thessaly.

Small dip in Greece’s resident population
NEWS

Greece’s resident population dropped to 10,413,982 individuals on January 1, 2023, down 0.5% relative to the previous year, data from the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) has shown.


Greek unemployment rate fell to 9.6% in October
ECONOMY

The Greek unemployment rate dropped to 9.6% of the workforce in October from 11.8% in October 2022 and a revised upwards 10.3% rate in September 2023, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Thursday.

Rural communities of isolated elders growing
NEWS

Greece has one of the highest percentages of elderly residents in rural and remote areas in the EU, experiencing insurmountable difficulties, according to a study by the Care Policy and Evaluation Center of the London School of Economics.



Greece has most mammography units in EU
NEWS

Greece has the highest availability of mammography units in the European Union, new data from Eurostat has shown. In 2021, Greece had 7.1 and Cyprus 5.9 machines per 100,000 female inhabitants aged 50-69 years.

Revised data show 2022 growth at 5.6%
ECONOMY

Greek gross domestic product grew 5.6% in 2022 compared with 2021, according to revised data released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) on Wednesday. 

Greeks leave their family home after 30
NEWS

The average age for a young Greek person to leave their family house is four years later compared to the rest of Europe, as shown in Eurostat’s data for 2022. 


Slight cooling seen in property prices
ECONOMY

Property investments from foreigners wishing to secure a Golden Visa have brought in at least €10 billion, professionals in the real estate sector say.

Greek drivers prone to parking violations, speeding
NEWS

Illegal parking and speeding are the offenses to which Greek drivers appear most prone to this summer. Indeed, one in four inspections by the Traffic Police found an infringement, with Crete leading the way.

Georgiou case: Gov’t withdraws ECHR appeal
NEWS

The government has withdrawn an application to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) requesting a review of the decision vindicating former president of the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) Andreas Georgiou that his right to a fair trial had been violated in Greece.