Greek exporters could lose 80 million euros per week after the imposition of capital controls and the closing of banks, estimates the Panhellenic Exporters Association (PSE).
Also, PSE predicts a shortage of imports adding up to 600 million euros per week, according to Greek newspaper “Kathimerini.”
An emergency meeting of the PSE board of directors was held on Wednesday to assess the market situation after three days of closed banks and capital controls, and decide on actions to curb losses.
It is estimated that exports will drop by about 7% within the next two weeks while imports will drop by 28%. This will put an end to a rising trend of exports and lead to significant shortages in the local market, initially in machinery and spare parts, and then in fresh products, mainly meat and cheese, the report said.