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Greece:

 
     
     
 

1.    

                 1.     Overview:

a.       Total Area: 131,957 sq. km.

b.      Total Population: 10,815,197 ( 2011 census)

                                                               i.      Agricultural Population – 1.01 million

                                                             ii.      Total labour force – 5.32 million (2012 est.)

c.       GDP: $281.4 billion (2012 est.)

d.      GDP - real growth rate: -6.4% (2012 est.)

e.      GDP – per capita: $24,900 (2012 est.)

f.        GDP - composition by sector:

                                                               i.      agriculture: 3.4%

                                                             ii.      industry: 16%

                                                            iii.      services: 80.6%

g.       Investment (gross fixed): 12.6% of GDP (2012 est.)

h.      Unemployment rate: 24.3% (2012 est.)

i.        People under poverty line: 20% (2009 est.)

j.        Industries: Tourism, food and tobacco processing, textiles, chemicals, metal products; mining, petroleum.

k.       Industrial production growth rate: -6.2% (2012 est.)

2.     Trade:

a.       Total Exports: $28.31 billion (2012 est.)

b.      Exports commodities: Food and beverages, manufactured goods, petroleum products, chemicals, textiles.

c.       Export partners: Italy 7.7%, Turkey 10.8%, Germany 6.4%, Cyprus 5%, Bulgaria 5.6 (2012)

d.      Total Import: $53.53billion (2012 est.)

e.      Imports commodities: Machinery, transport equipment, fuels, chemicals.

f.        Import partners: Russia 12.4%, France 7.5%, Italy 7.8%, Saudi Arabia 5.7%, Netherlands 4.7% (2012).

g.       CO2 emissions (MT/ capita): 8.41

3.     Climate, Land & Agriculture:

a.       Climate: Temperate; mild, wet winters; hot, dry summers.

b.      Total Agricultural Land Area: 82800 sq. km.

c.       Land Use:

                                                               i.      Arable land: 18.95%

                                                             ii.      Permanent crops: 8.73%

                                                            iii.      Irrigated land: 15,550 sq km

                                                           iv.      Other: 72.32%

d.      Major Agricultural commodities: Wheat, corn, barley, sugar beets, olives, tomatoes, wine, tobacco, potatoes; beef, dairy products.

4.     Major Industrial Activities where jute can be used: Food processing, textiles, automobile industries etc.

 

5.     Environmental information & data:

Environment Current issues: Air pollution; water pollution.

6.     Jute Statistics:

Import of jute and bast fibre by Greece in recent years:

Year

Quantity (tonnes)

2011

343

2010

351

2009

309

2008

272

2007

301

 

7.     Any special information which is related to jute:

 

Famous automobile industries: Theologou, Biamax, Sfakianakis, Saracakis, Namco.

 

Export of wine by Greece in recent years.  Jute wine bag may be used in this purpose.

Year

Quantity (tones)

2011

35984

2010

33603

2009

30434

2008

27736

2007

30745

 

8.     Associate Members: N/A

9.     Jute Industries and Traders:

Sethia Enterprises Ltd. (Has branch office in Athens, Greece)

"Premier Traders of Jute Products and Soft Commodities since 1983"

Concorde House, Grenville Place, London NW7 3SA, U.K.

Tel: + 44 - (020) - 8959 5777, Fax: + 44 - (020) - 8906 9889 E-mail: mail@sethia.com

Regional Offices:

Calcutta (India)http://www.sethia.com/Red_Diamond1282.gifDhaka (Bangladesh)

Athens (Greece)http://www.sethia.com/Red_Diamond1282.gifIstanbul (Turkey)http://www.sethia.com/Red_Diamond1282.gifRio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Website: http://www.sethia.com/

 

10.                        Govt. Department/Ministry may deal with jute:

Ministry of Agriculture

http://www.minagric.gr/en/index.html

Ministry for the Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works

http://www.minenv.gr

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

http://www.mfa.gr/

11.                        IJO/IJSG Collaboration:

  Greece is one of the present members of IJSG from the European Union.

 

 

 

Sources:

http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/EN.ATM.CO2E.PC

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=358113

http://www.sethia.com/

http://www.gksoft.com/govt/en/gr.html

http://www.ezilon.com/regional/greece/government/ministries/index.shtml

  https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sf.html

  http://faostat.fao.org/site/666/default.aspx

 

 

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