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Economy facts about Greece (2005 est.):

GDP: $236.8 billion.

Per capita GDP: $22,000.

Growth rate: 3.7%.

Inflation rate: 3.5%.

Unemployment rate: 9.9%.

Natural resources: Bauxite, lignite, magnesite, oil, marble.

Agriculture (5.4% of GDP): Products--sugar beets, wheat, maize, tomatoes, olives, olive oil, grapes, raisins, wine, oranges, peaches, tobacco, cotton, livestock, dairy products.

Manufacturing (21.3% of GDP): Types-processed foods, shoes, textiles, metals, chemicals, electrical equipment, cement, glass, transport equipment, petroleum products, construction, electrical power.

Services (73.3% of GDP): Transportation, tourism, communications, trade, banking, public administration, defense.

Trade: Exports: $18.54 billion: manufactured goods, food and beverages, petroleum products, cement, chemicals. Major markets--Germany, Italy, France, U.S., U.K.

Imports: $48.2 billion: basic manufactures, food and animals, crude oil, chemicals, machinery, transport equipment. Major suppliers--Germany, Italy, France, Japan, Netherlands, U.S.


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