Economics and Finance


The Aftermath of the “SICKLE-to-TIE” Process in Greece: What do Merchandise Export Trends Suggest?

Authors: Dimitrios KARKANIS

The weak industrialization process of the Greek economy was reflected through the rapid transition from the formerly dominant agricultural production (the “sickle”) to the expansion of the service sector (the “tie”), mainly in terms of sectoral labor distribution during the last decades. This paper highlights the individual components of the recent upward trend regarding the Greek merchandise exports, through a stepwise decomposition of the total merchandise export value to those regarding the main exported products. This in turn leads to the identification of recent export growth prospects for more sophisticated manufactured products, related to the country’s weak industrial base. Keywords: Greece, Merchandise exports, Manufacturing trade, Agri-food exports, Global economic crisis JEL Classification: F10, F44, Q17

Comments: 49 Pages. Published in The Hellenic Open Business Administration Journal;

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