Investment: Several Canadian companies have successfuloperations in and successful partnerships with Greece. One such exampleincludes McCain Hellas S.A., a division of its parent company, McCain Ltd.McCain focuses on frozen, ready to eat foods, including French fries, desserts,and other popular Western-styled goods.
Despite lower sales rates compared toits other foreign divisions, McCain remains as one of the most successfuloverseas companies in the country. TradeTop Imports: Crude petroleum($6.91 billion USD worth),refined petroleum ($2.58 billion), packaged medicaments ($2.
58 billion),passenger & cargo ships ($2.06 billion) and cars ($1.16 billion) Top Import Partners: Germany, Italy, China, South Korea,RussiaTop Exports: Refined petroleum ($7.25 billion USDgrossed), packaged medicaments (1.06 billion), pure olive oil ($644 million),aluminum plating ($609 million) and manufactured computers ($578 million) Top Export Partners: Italy, Germany, Cyprus, Turkey,BulgariaPopular Products: Olive Oil: Arguably the most famous Greek product, oliveoil is made through extracting flavour from pressing olives.
Commonly used inmany Greek recipes, it is a national delicacy. Feta Cheese: this delectable dairy product tops thewell-known traditional Greek Salad. Made with sheep’s milk and exactly 30% goatmilk, feta cheese emits a white hue and gives a salty, strong taste associatedwith the Hellenic Republic.
It is so significant that the European Commissionrecognizes feta as a PDO, a protected designation of origin, meaning thatcheeses produced outside of Greece with a similar taste cannot be classified assuch. In addition, ‘official’ feta cheese cannot be made with another recipe. Greek Yogurt: A thicker yogurt with fruit sauce underneathit. Rich in protein and other vitamins, Greek yogurt is now a popular food formany worldwide. From fermentation and a longer straining process comes thisluxurious, creamy treat.