A recent report published by the Office for Economic and Commercial Affairs at the Consulate General of Greece in New York focuses on the exports of Greek goods to the United States in 2013.
According to the report, which is based on U.S. statistics recently released by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Census Bureau, Greek exports to the U.S. recorded in 2013, a slight decline of -3.6 percent compared to the export performance in 2012. The value of exports in 2013 amounted to around $951.94 million, compared to $986.99 million in 2012 and $864.04 million in 2011.
The total imports in the U.S. also recorded a small decline of 0.5 percent, reaching $2.239 trillion compared to $2.251 trillion over the past year. The Greek share corresponds to 0.042 percent of the total U.S. imports.
The top 10 products exported by Greece to the USA are compiled on the following list along with their total value and their change rate compared to the previous year:
- BIC-type razor blades, $106 million (+25.5 percent)
- Table olives, $101.86 million (+8.5 percent)
- Aluminum sheets with a width exceeding 0.2 mm, $59.88 million (+29.3 percent)
- Large diameter pipes by Corinth Pipeworks S.A., $55.72 million (-51.9 percent)
- Electronic circuit protection devices, $46.83 million (+17.5 percent)
- Aircrafts and aircraft parts, subcontracting work by Hellenic Aerospace Industry S.A., $36.25 million (-0.5 percent)
- OPC cement, $30.31 million (+12.1 percent)
- Virgin olive oil, $28.25 million (+57.8 percent)
- Copper tubing primarily by Halcor Metal Works S.A., $22.84 million (+187.9 percent)
- Variety of resistors (rheostats and potentiometers), $26 million (+74.9 percent)