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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 13-01-25

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Fuel smuggling totals 600 mln euros annually, FinMin says
  • [02] Greek trade deficit down 20.2 pct in Jan-Nov 2012

  • [01] Fuel smuggling totals 600 mln euros annually, FinMin says

    AMNA -- The value of fuel smuggling in Greece totals 600 million euros annually, despite a government decision to equate taxation on diesel and heating oil, the Finance ministry said in a statement on Friday.

    mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#0F1419;mso-fareast-language: The statement was issued after a meeting on fuel smuggling chaired by Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras with Development Minister Costis Hatzidakis, Merchant Marine Minister Costis Moussouroulis and Development and Environment Deputy Ministers Thanasis Skordas and Asimakis Papageorgiou. mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#0F1419;mso-ansi-language:EL; The meeting focused on ways to combat fuel smuggling more efficiently.amna

    [02] Greek trade deficit down 20.2 pct in Jan-Nov 2012

    AMNA -- Greece's trade deficit shrank by 20.2 pct in the January-November period last year, after falling by 22.2 pct in November, the Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Friday.

    mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#0F1419;mso-fareast-language: The ELSTAT statistics service said in a report that this development reflected a continuing shrinking of imports and a continuing growth in exports, although at a slightly slower rate.

    mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#0F1419;mso-fareast-language: The value of imports, excluding oils, totaled 2.422 billion euros in November, from 2.652 billion in November 2011, a decline of 8.7 pct.mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#0F1419;mso-ansi-language:EN-US; amna

    mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#0F1419;mso-fareast-language: The value of exports - excluding oils - totaled 1.533 billion euros, from 1.509 billion in November 2011, an increase of 1.6 pct. This left the country with a trade deficit of 889 million euros in November, from 1.143 billion euros in November 2011, a decline of 22.2 pct."Times New Roman";color:#0F1419;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language: amna

    mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#0F1419;mso-fareast-language: The value of imports - excluding oils - totaled 27.715 billion euros in January-November, down 7.0 pct from the same period in 2011, while the value of exports - excluding oils - totaled 15.654 billion euros, 6.7 pct higher from November 2011. The trade deficit totaled 12.061 billion euros in the 11-month period, down 20.2 pct from the same period in 2011.


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