Goods imports from China fell by 6 percent in February

In February 2020, the Netherlands imported 3.1 billion euros worth of goods from China. This is 6 percent less than one year previously. Total import and export values by country may fluctuate significantly from month to month. This is reported by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) on the basis of a first, provisional estimate on bilateral trade with China over the month of February.

As of January 2020, China has taken drastic measures in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Industrial production and therefore exports dropped sharply. China’s export slump is not yet fully reflected in the Netherlands’ import data over January.

Goods imports from China, value
JaarMaandGoods imports (bn euros)
2019January3.8
2019February3.3
2019March3.0
2019April3.3
2019May3.7
2019June3.3
2019July3.9
2019August3.7
2019September3.7
2019October4.2
2019November3.7
2019December3.4
2020January4.1
2020February3.1
* provisional figures

Goods imports from China, value
JaarMaandValue of goods imports (year-on-year % change)
2019January11.8
2019February13.8
2019March0.0
2019April22.2
2019May19.4
2019June3.1
2019July14.7
2019August2.8
2019September15.6
2019October10.5
2019November2.8
2019December9.7
2020January7.9
2020February-6.1
* provisional figures