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Basic statistics of Greece.

BASIC STATISTICS OF GREECE

THE LAND
Area (1000 sq. km)                        132.0
Cultivated area (1000 sq. km) 1979         38.9


Major urban areas, 1981 census (1000):
 Greater Athens (incl.Piraeus)            3 027
 Salonika                                   872


THE PEOPLE
Population, 1989 (thousands)             10 033
Number of inhabitants per sq. km             76
Net natural increase, 1989 (thousands)       -8
Total employment, 1989 (thousands)        3 671


by sector (per cent):
    Agriculture                            25.3
    Industry and construction              27.5
    Other activities (mainly services)     47.2


PRODUCTION

Gross national product, 1989
  (billion drachmae)                    8 713.2
GNP per head (US $), 1989                 5 359


Gross fixed investment:
  Per cent of GNP, 1989                    18.7
  Per head (US $), 1989                   1 003
GNP at factor cost, 1989 (billion drs   7 855.1


by origin (per cent):
    Agriculture                            17.0
    Mining and manufacturing               21.1
    Construction                            6.0
    Services                               55.9


THE GOVERNMENT

General government current expenditure,

1989 (per cent of GNP) 47.8

General government current revenue,

1989 (per cent of GNP) 31.8

Composition of Parliament (No. of seats):
  New Democracy                             152
  Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK)    124
  Coalition of the Left                      21
  Independent                                 2
  Ecologists                                  1
    Total                                   300


Last general election: 8.4.1990

FOREIGN TRADE

Exports of goods and invisible receipts
  1990 (% of GNP)                              28.9
Tourism earnings, gross, 1990 (% of GNP)        3.8
Emigrant remittances, gross, 1990 (% of GNP)    2.7
Shipping earnings, gross, 1990 (% of GNP)       2.6


Main exports, 1989

(% of total commodity exports):
    Textiles and clothing                      26.1
    Food and live animals                      20.8
    Crude oil and derivatives                   5.3
    Iron and steel                              6.1
    Beverages and tobacco                       4.9
    Aluminium                                   3.5


Imports of goods and invisible payments,

1990 (% of GNP) 34.2

Main imports, 1989

(% of total commodity imports):

Mineral fuels, lubricants 6.4

Manufactured goods classified
    chiefly by material                        22.4
    Machinery other than transport equipment   17.7
    Food and live animals                      13.9
    Transport equipment                        13.2


THE CURRENCY

Monetary unit: Drachma

Currency units per US $, average of daily figures:
    Year 1990                                158.22
    April 1991                               183.99


Note: An international comparison of certain basic statistics is given in an annex table.
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Date:Jun 1, 1991
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