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Greek Pasta


The pasta sector is one of the most traditional in the Greek foodstuffs industry. Domestic production more than covers demand with the result that import penetration is limited. The sector is characterized by a high degree of concentration, since the market is controlled by 7 enterprises, of which 2 cover more than half of domestic consumption.

Most productive enterprises in the sector are aiming for vertical integration of production, in order to respond to the intence competition which prevails. Moreover, they are making investments in mechanical equipment and building facilities in order to ensure better operation of their production process, while also making efforts to differentiate their products.

The import sector consists of quite a few foodstuffs import enterprises in general, ranging from supermarkets to industrial enterprises, engaged in imports. The main volume of imports comes from Italy.

The level of domestic pasta production rose during the period 1990 - 2001 with an annual rate of increase in the order of 5%. In particular, production in 2001 was estimated at 136,000 tons compared to 134,000 tons in 2000, an increase of 1,5%.

The percentage participation of spaghetti in total production has followed a downward trend to the benefit of other types of pasta, while the participation of special - filled pasta has not changed significantly. More specifically, in 1999 spaghetti accounted for approximately 64% of total domestic pasta production while in 2001 its share reduced to 62%. On the country, the share of other types of pasta increased from 31% in 1999 to 33% in 2001. Special - filled pasta has accounted for around 5% domestic pasta production over recent years.

Pasta exports have been rising over the 1990 - 2001 period, with an average annual rate of increase of 19,6%. In 2000, exports increased by 19,5% compared to 1999 (from 41,000 tons in 1999 to 49,000 tons in 2000).This upward trend continued during the following year, when exports reached 53,000 tons an increase of 8,2% compared to 2000. The largest part of exports are intended for non - EU countries, primarily Albania.

Domestic ostensible pasta consumption had an annual rate of growth of 2,4% over the ten-year period 1990 - 2000. Nonetheless, in 2001 it was estimated at 95,000 tons, presenting a 4,5% reduction approximately compared to 2000. This reduction was due to the reduction in imports, as well as the increase in exports, which was not offset by the total increase in production. In 2000 domestic ostensible consumption stood at 99,500 tons, an increase of 2,2% compared to 1999.

The catering market presents an upward trend, accounting for an ever greater share of the pasta market.On the contrary, the retail sales market is considered saturated with figures remaining at a stable level with a small downward trend.

The largest part of ostensible consumption of pasta it is covered by domestically manufactured products. More specifically, 87,4% of the market in 2001 was covered by domestic production.

The structure of imports differed in 2001 compared to previous years. More specifically, in 2001 approximately 41,7% of pasta imports were covered by industry, while the figure in both 2000 and 1999 was at levels above 50%. Almost all pasta imports come from Italy.

In value terms (wholesale prices) the domestic pasta market was estimated at Euro 71,7 million in 2001 compared to Euro 75,5 million in 2000 (a reduction of 5%) and Euro 73,5 million in 1999. During the two years 2002 - 2003 the domestic pasta market is not expected to present remarkable changes, with an annual rate of growth in the order of 1% - 2% (in quantitative terms). Domestic production is expected to remain at high levels, with a trend towards a further increase. Exports are also expected to increase since increased production cannot be sold entirely on the Greek market.

Source: Athens Chamber of Commerce & Industry



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