Greece’s Dysfunctional Import and Export System Spends Millions to Import Goods the Country Already Produces

Local farmers marketsThere are staggering new figures that showcase Greece’s dysfunctional Import and Export system.

Greece has an ideal climate and geography to grow and harvest an ample variety of fruits and vegetables, yet still manages to squander some 731.27 million euros on imported goods in 2015 according to kathimerini.com. Keep in mind, these are the same goods produced in Greece.

The official data released shows a 10.3 percent increase from 2014, kathimerini.com reported.

Further highlighting the disconnect and the systematic issue in Greece is that although Greece has a tremendous stock of sheep and goats, meat was ranked eighth on the list of products imported to Greece.