Greece has many mineral deposits. These are marble, clay, nickel, coal, bauxite, ore, and chromate. The country only has one major petroleum deposit in the Aegean Seanear Thasos. These minerals have been used throughout history as is well witnessed in the structure of the acropolis and other ancient monuments.
A developed country, Greece economy is based on service sector (85%) and industry (12%), while the agricultural sector consists only 3% of the national economicoutput. The most important economic industries in Greece are tourism and merchant shipping.
Economy – overview: Greece has a capitalist economy with a public sector accounting for about 40% of GDP and with per capita GDP about two-thirds that of the leading euro-zone economies. Tourism provides 18% of GDP.
The economy of Greece can be considered a mixed capitalist economy. It has dealt with the capitalist system for a number of years, never falling under the blanket of socialism or communism. The public sector in Greece is a key ingredient in the GDP as it accounts for roughly half of the domestic product.