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Building Products December 2017

SUPPLIER FOCUS | CYPRUS | ADVERTORIAL CYPRUS LAND OF OPPORTUNITY Following on from a visit in 2009, Building Products’ George Lewis visited some of the leading manufacturers of Cyprus to discuss what they can offer the UK and abroad When one thinks of Cyprus, you think of lots of sun (326 days of the year to be precise), an island surrounded by the beautiful Mediterranean sea and striking scenery, but with domestic exports amounting to €1 billion during 2016, exporting such things as petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and foodstuffs, it is of note that in the top ten exported goods from Cyprus is stone and cement, with approximately 7% of exports coming from this. With a population of over one million inhabitants, there are many companies that have benefitted with trading with Britain and vice versa, as the British shores are the most important export destination for Cyprus. This relationship could be altered when Brexit comes in to full effect, whenever that may be, but perhaps for the good, with Cyprus a long-lasting trade partner with the UK and member of the Commonwealth with many historical ties to the UK. Cypriot people are no stranger to the unknown. In 2013 the country was hit by a banking crisis but the island managed to emerge stronger than ever and much faster than anyone could predict four years ago; with annual growth of 4%, one of highest in the EU. 24 BUILDING PRODUCTS | DECEMBER 2017 UCC Nurse Training Centre, Cork, Ireland


Building Products December 2017
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