ATHENS – Greek exporters are optimistic about their business, according to the Trade Confidence Index (TCI) for the first half of 2018, compiled by the Exporters’ Federation SEVE and DHL.
The survey was conducted in the period April 19-May 2, on a sample of 250 exporting companies around the country with an annual turnover of more than 1.0 million euros.
The TCI SEVE-DHL index rose to 126.25 points in the first half, from 125.75 points in the second quarter of 2017, 99.5 points in the first quarter of 2017 and 89.7 ponts in the June-December 2016 period.
“The results of the survey show that Greek exporters’ expectations remain positive, although some concern is recorded over domestic and international economic conditions,” an announcement said.
More specifically, 57 pct of respondents said they expected stability in domestic economic conditions, 27 pct expect an improvement and Thirty-five16 pct expect a deterioration.
Thirty-five pct of respondents said they expected a deterioration in international economic conditions, 45 pct a stabilization and 20 pct an improvement.
The survey showed that 64 pct of respondents expected an increase in exports, 31 pct stability and 5.0 pct deterioration.