Archive for April, 2015

Greece Fact Sheet

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Top 5 Exports: Refined Petroleum (35%), Packaged Medicaments (3.1%), Aluminum Plating(1.9%),Non-Fillet Fresh Fish (1.7%), and Raw Cotton (1.7%)

Total Exported: $33.8 Billion

Total Imported: $60.5 Billion

(https://atlas.media.mit.edu/en/profile/country/grc/)

Greek Current Account % of GDP data can be found at http://stats.oecd.org/index.aspx?queryid=21764# and modifying the search to look at more years. The data goes back to 1995.

Greek Government Budget: Where does the money go?

Monday, April 6th, 2015

The following link shows a visual breakdown of Greece’s government budget allocation in 2011.

  • Interest Payments on already issued debts: 19.8%
  • Social Security Pensions: 26.1%
  • Health and Welfare: 9.8%
  • Education: 8.3%
  • Local Administration: 7.2%
  • Development Financing: 6.9%
  • Defense: 5.5%
  • Infrastructures and Transportation: 3.9%
  • Foreign Relations: 2.5%
  • Public Safety and Security: 1.9%
  • Agricultural Development: 1.9%
  • Civil Rights, Immigration Policy: 1.5%
  • Culture, Religious Affairs, Athletics: 1.1%
  • Justice: 0.9%
  • Environment and Urban Development: 0.7%