Greece's trade deficit, including oil products, widened by 6.8 pct, or by 25.4 pct oil products are excluded, in April this year, reflecting a significant drop of exports.
The Hellenic Statistical Authority said that the value of import-arrivals, excluding oil products, shows a total of 3.634 billion euros in April from 3.930 billion euros in April last year, recording a 7.5 pct drop.
The value of export-deliveries totalled 2.021 billion euros in April, from 2.553 billion in April last year, posting a 20.8 pct decrease.
The trade deficit widened by 17.2 pct to 1.614 billion euros in April, from 1.377 billion in the year-ago period. The value of import-arrivals in the January-April period totalled 15.507 billion euros, down 1.6 pct compared with the same period last year. The value of export-deliveries amounted to 8.399 billion euros in the first four months of the year, down 7.8 pct from the same period last year. The trade deficit totalled 7.109 billion euros in the January-April period, up 6.8 pct from last year.