According to provisional data by the Hellenic Statistical Authority for 2017, the total value of exports amounted to € 28,832 million, in comparison with € 25,463.5 million in 2016, increased therefore by 13.2%. The corresponding increase excluding oil products was 7.1%, while excluding oil products and ships it was 7.2%. In 2016 the total value of Greek exports of goods reached € 25,411.4 million,accounting for approximately 14.5% of Greece’s GDP. Despite the fact that the economic crisis in Greece continued ιν 2016, total exports remained almost at the same levels as the previous year, while exports excluding oil products increased by 1.2%. Exports to the European Union (EU) reached 56.2% in 2016, highlighting the importance of Greek foreign trade to the EU. In 2016, Greek exports to Lebanon, the Netherlands, Libya, China and Singapore increased significantly.