World Economic Outlook Database, October 2012

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CountrySubject DescriptorUnitsScaleCountry/Series-specific Notes200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
GreeceGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsSource: Haver Analytics. Formally, the National Statistical Office (ELSTAT)
Latest actual data: 2011. For quarterly data, latest actual is 2012Q2.
Notes: The National Statistical Office has significantly and repeatedly revised national accounts data over the course of the past five years. Official data are only available from 2005. Staff has estimated data prior to 2005 using growth rates from previous releases of the World Economic Outlook. Therefore, these estimates should be treated as provisional.
National accounts manual used: ESA 1995
GDP valuation: Market prices
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
Base year: 2005
Chain-weighted: Yes, from 2000
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 09/2012203.750209.855209.525202.715195.586182.078171.154164.308164.308168.826175.157181.375
GreeceGross domestic product, constant pricesPercent change See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).5.5432.996-0.157-3.250-3.517-6.906-6.000-4.0000.0002.7503.7503.550
GreeceGross domestic product, current pricesNational currencyBillionsSource: Haver Analytics. Formally, the National Statistical Office (ELSTAT)
Latest actual data: 2011. For quarterly data, latest actual is 2012Q2.
Notes: The National Statistical Office has significantly and repeatedly revised national accounts data over the course of the past five years. Official data are only available from 2005. Staff has estimated data prior to 2005 using growth rates from previous releases of the World Economic Outlook. Therefore, these estimates should be treated as provisional.
National accounts manual used: ESA 1995
GDP valuation: Market prices
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
Base year: 2005
Chain-weighted: Yes, from 2000
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 09/2012208.893222.771232.920231.641227.318215.088201.373190.418189.943195.167203.499212.831
GreeceGross domestic product, current pricesU.S. dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).262.296305.338342.792322.629301.627299.275254.978235.906234.582239.949249.118259.483
GreeceGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).18,377.37918,885.43018,813.43218,162.76617,489.57116,265.44415,275.76914,653.01614,642.76615,036.42015,592.51416,139.593
GreeceGross domestic product per capita, current pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).18,841.25620,047.78620,914.07020,754.50220,327.10419,214.26517,972.90416,981.60316,927.31917,382.48118,115.46518,938.691
GreeceGross domestic product per capita, current pricesU.S. dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).23,657.99327,478.21030,779.54128,906.81726,971.91226,734.87622,757.22421,038.23420,905.52921,370.96122,176.49023,089.925
GreeceGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDPCurrent international dollarBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).299.537317.463323.994316.195309.152293.937280.796273.161277.074289.385305.837323.329
GreeceGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDPCurrent international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).27,016.92828,569.39129,091.69528,330.35627,644.83126,257.99125,061.52324,360.62124,692.26925,773.99727,225.64728,771.256
GreeceGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world totalPercent See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.4850.4750.4620.4510.4140.3720.3390.3150.3020.2980.2960.293
GreeceInflation, average consumer pricesIndex Source: Haver Analytics. Formally, the National Statistical Office (ELSTAT)
Latest actual data: 2011. For quarterly data, latest actual is 2012Q2.
Harmonized prices: No
Frequency of source data: Monthly
Base year: 2005
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 09/2012103.196106.183110.593111.931117.207121.110122.246120.940120.632121.690122.287123.070
GreeceInflation, average consumer pricesPercent change See notes for: 
Inflation, average consumer prices (Index).3.1962.8954.1531.2104.7133.3300.938-1.068-0.2540.8770.4900.641
GreeceInflation, end of period consumer pricesIndex Source: Haver Analytics. Formally, the National Statistical Office (ELSTAT)
Latest actual data: 2011. For quarterly data, latest actual is 2012Q2.
Harmonized prices: No
Frequency of source data: Monthly
Base year: 2005
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 09/2012102.970107.041109.131111.991117.712120.301120.783119.901119.481119.797120.654121.932
GreeceInflation, end of period consumer pricesPercent change See notes for: 
Inflation, end of period consumer prices (Index).2.9703.9531.9532.6215.1082.2000.400-0.730-0.3500.2640.7161.059
GreeceVolume of imports of goods and servicesPercent change Source: National Statistical Office. Formally, the National Statistics Office (ELSTAT). Based on customs data.
Latest actual data: 2011
Base year: 2005
Methodology used to derive volumes:
Formula used to derive volumes:
Chain-weighted: No
Trade System: General trade
Excluded items in trade: Includes all transactions settled through the domestic banking system.
Oil coverage: Primary or unrefined products;Secondary or refined products;. Most imports are unrefined while most exports are refined.
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: Free on board (FOB)9.10325.14110.925-24.483-11.638-3.637-18.897-8.802-1.4392.2653.2653.291
GreeceVolume of Imports of goodsPercent change Source: National Statistical Office. Formally, the National Statistics Office (ELSTAT). Based on customs data.
Latest actual data: 2011
Base year: 2005
Methodology used to derive volumes:
Formula used to derive volumes:
Chain-weighted: No
Trade System: General trade
Excluded items in trade: Includes all transactions settled through the domestic banking system.
Oil coverage: Primary or unrefined products;Secondary or refined products;. Most imports are unrefined while most exports are refined.
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: Free on board (FOB)9.10925.8649.237-25.249-14.568-6.489-19.605-8.602-1.0332.5603.5453.646
GreeceVolume of exports of goods and servicesPercent change Source: National Statistical Office. Formally, the National Statistics Office (ELSTAT). Based on customs data.
Latest actual data: 2011
Base year: 2005
Methodology used to derive volumes:
Formula used to derive volumes:
Chain-weighted: No
Trade System: General trade
Excluded items in trade: Includes all transactions settled through the domestic banking system.
Oil coverage: Primary or unrefined products;Secondary or refined products;. Most imports are unrefined while most exports are refined.
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: Free on board (FOB)3.91716.73410.596-23.794-0.7274.517-7.941-0.1374.2664.9615.0654.832
GreeceVolume of exports of goodsPercent change Source: National Statistical Office. Formally, the National Statistics Office (ELSTAT). Based on customs data.
Latest actual data: 2011
Base year: 2005
Methodology used to derive volumes:
Formula used to derive volumes:
Chain-weighted: No
Trade System: General trade
Excluded items in trade: Includes all transactions settled through the domestic banking system.
Oil coverage: Primary or unrefined products;Secondary or refined products;. Most imports are unrefined while most exports are refined.
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: Free on board (FOB)5.93213.6216.919-20.2290.4488.650-7.450-0.5404.0634.7384.8634.827
GreeceValue of oil importsU.S. dollarsBillionsSource: National Statistical Office. Formally, the National Statistics Office (ELSTAT). Based on customs data.
Latest actual data: 2011
Base year: 2005
Methodology used to derive volumes:
Formula used to derive volumes:
Chain-weighted: No
Trade System: General trade
Excluded items in trade: Includes all transactions settled through the domestic banking system.
Oil coverage: Primary or unrefined products;Secondary or refined products;. Most imports are unrefined while most exports are refined.
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: Free on board (FOB)14.69216.80024.14914.84718.01524.09223.44822.11121.21221.00421.07621.084
GreeceValue of oil exportsU.S. dollarsBillionsSource: National Statistical Office. Formally, the National Statistics Office (ELSTAT). Based on customs data.
Latest actual data: 2011
Base year: 2005
Methodology used to derive volumes:
Formula used to derive volumes:
Chain-weighted: No
Trade System: General trade
Excluded items in trade: Includes all transactions settled through the domestic banking system.
Oil coverage: Primary or unrefined products;Secondary or refined products;. Most imports are unrefined while most exports are refined.
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: Free on board (FOB)3.6914.1636.2614.2666.5688.6109.2449.3429.2979.3259.3829.410
GreeceUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Source: Haver Analytics. Formally, the National Statistical Office (ELSTAT)
Latest actual data: 2011. For quarterly data, latest actual is 2012Q1.
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 09/20128.8918.2907.6769.38012.45217.32623.82725.37424.48122.40419.49416.636
GreeceEmploymentPersonsMillionsSource: Haver Analytics. Formally, the National Statistical Office (ELSTAT)
Latest actual data: 2011. For quarterly data, latest actual is 2012Q1.
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 09/20124.4524.5064.5564.5114.3894.1003.7473.616n/an/an/an/a
GreecePopulationPersonsMillionsSource: IFS - International Finance Statistics
Latest actual data: 2010
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 09/201211.08711.11211.13711.16111.18311.19411.20411.21311.22111.22811.23311.238
GreeceGeneral government net debtNational currencyBillionsSource: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2011
Fiscal assumptions: Macroeconomic, monetary, and fiscal projections for 2012 and the medium term are consistent with the policies discussed between the IMF staff and the authorities in the context of the Extended Fund Facility.
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: 1986
Basis of recording: Noncash (accrual)
General government includes: Central Government;Local Government;Social Security Funds;
Valuation of public debt: Nominal value. Net debt data, including historical data, are provisional. Gross debt decreases due to privatization receipts greater than the fiscal deficit.
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 09/2012224.204239.364262.318298.706328.588355.780343.806346.252342.293339.549333.880325.159
GreeceGeneral government net debtPercent of GDP See notes for: 
General government net debt (National currency).107.330107.448112.622128.952144.550165.412170.731181.837180.209173.978164.070152.778
GreeceGeneral government gross debtNational currencyBillionsSource: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2011
Fiscal assumptions: Macroeconomic, monetary, and fiscal projections for 2012 and the medium term are consistent with the policies discussed between the IMF staff and the authorities in the context of the Extended Fund Facility.
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: 1986
Basis of recording: Noncash (accrual)
General government includes: Central Government;Local Government;Social Security Funds;
Valuation of public debt: Nominal value. Net debt data, including historical data, are provisional. Gross debt decreases due to privatization receipts greater than the fiscal deficit.
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 09/2012224.204239.364262.318298.706328.588355.780343.806346.252342.293339.549333.880325.159
GreeceGeneral government gross debtPercent of GDP See notes for: 
General government gross debt (National currency).107.330107.448112.622128.952144.550165.412170.731181.837180.209173.978164.070152.778
GreeceGross domestic product corresponding to fiscal year, current pricesNational currencyBillionsSource: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2011
Fiscal assumptions: Macroeconomic, monetary, and fiscal projections for 2012 and the medium term are consistent with the policies discussed between the IMF staff and the authorities in the context of the Extended Fund Facility.
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: 1986
Basis of recording: Noncash (accrual)
General government includes: Central Government;Local Government;Social Security Funds;
Valuation of public debt: Nominal value. Net debt data, including historical data, are provisional. Gross debt decreases due to privatization receipts greater than the fiscal deficit.
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 09/2012208.893222.771232.920231.641227.318215.088201.373190.418189.943195.167203.499212.831
GreeceCurrent account balanceU.S. dollarsBillionsSource: Central Bank. Formally, the Bank of Greece. Based on banks' settlement data and oil refineries' direct reporting data.
Latest actual data: 2011
Notes: Data for the period 1979 to 2004 are from IFS, while for the period 2005 to 2011 data come from the Bank of Greece. Please note that IFS does not provide data for 1998, instead, we use data from Eurostat. No data on BOP are available prior to 1976. Please note that there are inconsistencies between the BOP data and national accounts data that cannot be reconciled.
BOP Manual used: BPM 5
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 09/2012-29.832-44.686-51.212-35.960-30.486-29.353-14.821-6.861-6.154-4.099-1.1161.349
GreeceCurrent account balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Current account balance (U.S. dollars).-11.373-14.635-14.940-11.146-10.107-9.808-5.813-2.909-2.623-1.708-0.4480.520
Notes
  Country/Series-specific Notes  
  Greece: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Source: Haver Analytics. Formally, the National Statistical Office (ELSTAT)
Latest actual data: 2011. For quarterly data, latest actual is 2012Q2.
Notes: The National Statistical Office has significantly and repeatedly revised national accounts data over the course of the past five years. Official data are only available from 2005. Staff has estimated data prior to 2005 using growth rates from previous releases of the World Economic Outlook. Therefore, these estimates should be treated as provisional.
National accounts manual used: ESA 1995
GDP valuation: Market prices
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
Base year: 2005
Chain-weighted: Yes, from 2000
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 09/2012


Greece: Gross domestic product, constant prices (Percent change)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


Greece: Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Source: Haver Analytics. Formally, the National Statistical Office (ELSTAT)
Latest actual data: 2011. For quarterly data, latest actual is 2012Q2.
Notes: The National Statistical Office has significantly and repeatedly revised national accounts data over the course of the past five years. Official data are only available from 2005. Staff has estimated data prior to 2005 using growth rates from previous releases of the World Economic Outlook. Therefore, these estimates should be treated as provisional.
National accounts manual used: ESA 1995
GDP valuation: Market prices
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
Base year: 2005
Chain-weighted: Yes, from 2000
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 09/2012


Greece: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Greece: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Greece: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Greece: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Greece: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Greece: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Greece: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Greece: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index)
Source: Haver Analytics. Formally, the National Statistical Office (ELSTAT)
Latest actual data: 2011. For quarterly data, latest actual is 2012Q2.
Harmonized prices: No
Frequency of source data: Monthly
Base year: 2005
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 09/2012


Greece: Inflation, average consumer prices (Percent change)
See notes for:
Inflation, average consumer prices (Index).


Greece: Inflation, end of period consumer prices (Index)
Source: Haver Analytics. Formally, the National Statistical Office (ELSTAT)
Latest actual data: 2011. For quarterly data, latest actual is 2012Q2.
Harmonized prices: No
Frequency of source data: Monthly
Base year: 2005
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 09/2012


Greece: Inflation, end of period consumer prices (Percent change)
See notes for:
Inflation, end of period consumer prices (Index).


Greece: Volume of imports of goods and services (Percent change)
Source: National Statistical Office. Formally, the National Statistics Office (ELSTAT). Based on customs data.
Latest actual data: 2011
Base year: 2005
Methodology used to derive volumes:
Formula used to derive volumes:
Chain-weighted: No
Trade System: General trade
Excluded items in trade: Includes all transactions settled through the domestic banking system.
Oil coverage: Primary or unrefined products;Secondary or refined products;. Most imports are unrefined while most exports are refined.
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: Free on board (FOB)


Greece: Volume of Imports of goods (Percent change)
Source: National Statistical Office. Formally, the National Statistics Office (ELSTAT). Based on customs data.
Latest actual data: 2011
Base year: 2005
Methodology used to derive volumes:
Formula used to derive volumes:
Chain-weighted: No
Trade System: General trade
Excluded items in trade: Includes all transactions settled through the domestic banking system.
Oil coverage: Primary or unrefined products;Secondary or refined products;. Most imports are unrefined while most exports are refined.
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: Free on board (FOB)


Greece: Volume of exports of goods and services (Percent change)
Source: National Statistical Office. Formally, the National Statistics Office (ELSTAT). Based on customs data.
Latest actual data: 2011
Base year: 2005
Methodology used to derive volumes:
Formula used to derive volumes:
Chain-weighted: No
Trade System: General trade
Excluded items in trade: Includes all transactions settled through the domestic banking system.
Oil coverage: Primary or unrefined products;Secondary or refined products;. Most imports are unrefined while most exports are refined.
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: Free on board (FOB)


Greece: Volume of exports of goods (Percent change)
Source: National Statistical Office. Formally, the National Statistics Office (ELSTAT). Based on customs data.
Latest actual data: 2011
Base year: 2005
Methodology used to derive volumes:
Formula used to derive volumes:
Chain-weighted: No
Trade System: General trade
Excluded items in trade: Includes all transactions settled through the domestic banking system.
Oil coverage: Primary or unrefined products;Secondary or refined products;. Most imports are unrefined while most exports are refined.
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: Free on board (FOB)


Greece: Value of oil imports (U.S. dollars)
Source: National Statistical Office. Formally, the National Statistics Office (ELSTAT). Based on customs data.
Latest actual data: 2011
Base year: 2005
Methodology used to derive volumes:
Formula used to derive volumes:
Chain-weighted: No
Trade System: General trade
Excluded items in trade: Includes all transactions settled through the domestic banking system.
Oil coverage: Primary or unrefined products;Secondary or refined products;. Most imports are unrefined while most exports are refined.
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: Free on board (FOB)


Greece: Value of oil exports (U.S. dollars)
Source: National Statistical Office. Formally, the National Statistics Office (ELSTAT). Based on customs data.
Latest actual data: 2011
Base year: 2005
Methodology used to derive volumes:
Formula used to derive volumes:
Chain-weighted: No
Trade System: General trade
Excluded items in trade: Includes all transactions settled through the domestic banking system.
Oil coverage: Primary or unrefined products;Secondary or refined products;. Most imports are unrefined while most exports are refined.
Valuation of exports: Free on board (FOB)
Valuation of imports: Free on board (FOB)


Greece: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Source: Haver Analytics. Formally, the National Statistical Office (ELSTAT)
Latest actual data: 2011. For quarterly data, latest actual is 2012Q1.
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 09/2012


Greece: Employment (Persons)
Source: Haver Analytics. Formally, the National Statistical Office (ELSTAT)
Latest actual data: 2011. For quarterly data, latest actual is 2012Q1.
Employment type: National definition
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 09/2012


Greece: Population (Persons)
Source: IFS - International Finance Statistics
Latest actual data: 2010
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 09/2012


Greece: General government net debt (National currency)
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2011
Fiscal assumptions: Macroeconomic, monetary, and fiscal projections for 2012 and the medium term are consistent with the policies discussed between the IMF staff and the authorities in the context of the Extended Fund Facility.
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: 1986
Basis of recording: Noncash (accrual)
General government includes: Central Government;Local Government;Social Security Funds;
Valuation of public debt: Nominal value. Net debt data, including historical data, are provisional. Gross debt decreases due to privatization receipts greater than the fiscal deficit.
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 09/2012


Greece: General government net debt (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
General government net debt (National currency).


Greece: General government gross debt (National currency)
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2011
Fiscal assumptions: Macroeconomic, monetary, and fiscal projections for 2012 and the medium term are consistent with the policies discussed between the IMF staff and the authorities in the context of the Extended Fund Facility.
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: 1986
Basis of recording: Noncash (accrual)
General government includes: Central Government;Local Government;Social Security Funds;
Valuation of public debt: Nominal value. Net debt data, including historical data, are provisional. Gross debt decreases due to privatization receipts greater than the fiscal deficit.
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 09/2012


Greece: General government gross debt (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
General government gross debt (National currency).


Greece: Gross domestic product corresponding to fiscal year, current prices (National currency)
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2011
Fiscal assumptions: Macroeconomic, monetary, and fiscal projections for 2012 and the medium term are consistent with the policies discussed between the IMF staff and the authorities in the context of the Extended Fund Facility.
Start/end months of reporting year: January/December
GFS Manual used: 1986
Basis of recording: Noncash (accrual)
General government includes: Central Government;Local Government;Social Security Funds;
Valuation of public debt: Nominal value. Net debt data, including historical data, are provisional. Gross debt decreases due to privatization receipts greater than the fiscal deficit.
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 09/2012


Greece: Current account balance (U.S. dollars)
Source: Central Bank. Formally, the Bank of Greece. Based on banks' settlement data and oil refineries' direct reporting data.
Latest actual data: 2011
Notes: Data for the period 1979 to 2004 are from IFS, while for the period 2005 to 2011 data come from the Bank of Greece. Please note that IFS does not provide data for 1998, instead, we use data from Eurostat. No data on BOP are available prior to 1976. Please note that there are inconsistencies between the BOP data and national accounts data that cannot be reconciled.
BOP Manual used: BPM 5
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 09/2012


Greece: Current account balance (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Current account balance (U.S. dollars).


 
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