01 December, 2005
Greece's Gross Domestic Product increased by 1.7 percent in the third quarter of 2005 compared with the previous quarter, Eurostat said on Wednesday. Greek GDP increased by 3.7 per cent in comparison with the third quarter of 2004, it added.
The EU's statistics agency said GDP grew 0.6 percent compared with the second quarter of the year in the Eurozone and the 25 EU member-states. Compared with the third quarter of 2004, GDP grew 1.6 per cent in the Eurozone and 1.7 per cent in the EU overall.
Lithuania (2.3 pct), Finland (1.9 pct) and Greece (1.7 pct) recorded the biggest percentage increases in 3rd quarter GDP. GDP growth relative to the third trimester in 2004 was highest in Lithuania (8.2 pct), Slovakia (6.2 pct) and Denmark (4.7 pct), with Greece ranking fourth.
Source: Athens News Agency