EU Countries Profiles » Greece

Country Details:

Basic Information
Country: Greece 
Capital: Athens
Total Area: 131,957 sq km
Language: Greek 
Population: 10,761,523
Currency: Euro

The Diplomatic representation in Jordan: 
Embassy of Hellenic Republic of Greece
Tel: +962 6 5922724
Fax:  +962 6 5927622
Economic profile
GDP: $299.3 billion
GDP – Per capita: $27,800
Real Growth Rate: 1.4%
Inflation Rate: 1.1%
Unemployment Rate: 21.5%

Trade Balance:
Exports: $31.54 billion
Imports: $52.27 billion
Revenues: $97.99 billion
Expenditures: $96.35 billion

Natural Resources: lignite, petroleum, iron ore, bauxite, lead, zinc, nickel, magnesite, marble, salt, hydropower potential
Major Exports: food and beverages, manufactured goods, petroleum products, chemicals, textiles

Major Imports : machinery, transport equipment, fuels, chemicals
Agriculture Products: wheat, corn, barley, sugar beets, olives, tomatoes, wine, tobacco, potatoes; beef, dairy products

Major Industries: tourism, food and tobacco processing, textiles, chemicals, metal products; mining, petroleum

Exports & Imports partners: Italy, Turkey, Germany, Cyprus, Bulgaria, US, Russia, China, Netherlands, France, Iran.
Labor force 4.791 million distributed as follows:
Services: 72.4%
Industry: 15%
Agriculture: 12.6%

External Trade Between Jordan & Greece- JOD

Year Exports Imports
2017 8,463,122 34,315,136
2018 6,559,800 37,729,600
2019 9,749,700 36,265,600
2020  7,967,600 34,919,500
2021 (January - February) 2,375,300 7,697,800

 Source: Department of Statistics 


Main Jordanian Exports to Greece:
Aluminum, Copper and articles thereof 
Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals 
Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 
Textiles and textile articles 
Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof
Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos mica or similar materials


Main Jordanian Imports from Greece:
Pharmaceutical products 
Aluminum , iron or steel
Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons, Cereals 
Machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment; parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers 
Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard; paper and paperboard and articles thereof 
Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof 
Sugars and sugar confectionery 
Articles of stone, plaster, cement 
Mineral products
Live animals; animal products


Agreements between Jordan and Greece: 

  • EU- Jordan Association Agreement – signed in 1997