Greek exports to Turkey, such as cotton, fuel and plastics, have increased sevenfold within a decade, soaring from 369 million euros in 2002 to 2.6 billion in 2012, quoting official figures. There was a 38% increase from 2011 to 2012 as well.
Turkish exports to Greece also grew from 645 million euros in 2002 to 1.02 billion last year, despite a 9.73% annual decline in 2012 compared with 2011. Tourism from Turkey has also soared, posting a 57.6% annual increase last year, while in January-February 2013 the number of Turkish visitors to Greece doubled compared to the same period last year. In total, about half a million Turkish citizens arrived in Greece on a visa.