COVID-19 impact on supply chains

How much do Dutch consumers spend in Dutch webshops?

Dutch online retailers achieved record turnover growth in Q1 2021, with a year-on-year increase of over 85 percent. This growth is substantial, also compared to other quarters since the start of the coronavirus crisis. At more than 55 percent, the strongest increase in 2020 occurred in the second quarter. Read more

How much do Dutch consumers spend in EU webshops?

In Q1 2021, Dutch consumers spent 63 percent more in foreign EU webshops compared to the same quarter last year. Spending stood at nearly 800 million euros, versus around half a billion euros one year previously. Read more

How is household consumption developing?

In May 2021, consumers spent 8.8 percent more than in the same month last year. The growth rate was slightly lower than in April, when household consumption was 9.7 percent up year-on-year. April’s growth was the highest recorded by CBS after World War II. The high growth rates in April and May 2021 can largely be attributed to the extremely low household consumption level in the spring of 2020 as a result of the first lockdown. In May 2021, household consumption was still 4.2 percent lower than in May 2019. Read more

How is Dutch goods trade developing?

In May 2021, the total volume of goods exports was up by 22.2 percent year-on-year. This is the second highest growth since the start of this statistic in 1995. The increase was mainly seen in exports of petroleum and chemical products, transport equipment, metal products and machinery. Compared to May 2019, exports were 7.9 percent higher. The volume of imports in May was up by 20.7 percent year-on-year and by 9.6 percent relative to May 2019. Read more

How is manufacturing output developing?

In May 2021, the average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 16.5 percent up on May 2020. Output was up by 13.1 percent in the previous month. In May, manufacturing output was at its highest level ever. Read more

How is turnover developing in wholesale?

In Q1 2021, the sector wholesale and commission trade generated over 3 percent more turnover than in the same period last year. This is the first turnover growth after three quarters of decline. The sectors wholesale trade in agricultural products, wholesale trade in ICT equipment, wholesale trade in non-food products and wholesale trade in industrial machinery recorded turnover growth in Q1 2021. However, wholesale trade in petroleum and coal generated less turnover (-13 percent). StatLine

How is turnover developing in the automotive and motorcycle industry?

In Q4 2020, turnover in the automotive and motorcycle industry was virtually the same as one year previously. For the whole of 2020, turnover decreased by 6.9 percent compared to 2019. All subsectors experienced a turnover decline except for trade and repair of motor vehicles, where turnover increased by 2.8 percent in 2020 year-on-year.

By how much did the volume of air cargo decline in June 2020?

In June 2020, the volume of air cargo declined by 7.5 percent relative to the same month last year. In the Netherlands, cargo transport only takes place from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Maastricht Aachen Airport. The bulk of cargo is carried via Schiphol: 108.2 thousand tonnes of goods in June. Unlike Amsterdam, Maastricht handled more goods in April and May than in the same months last year. Read more

How much increase was seen in retail turnover of supermarkets in March year-on-year?

In the second and third week of March, Dutch supermarkets achieved higher turnover than in the same weeks last year. Supermarket turnover in the third week of March was down on the previous week, but still 25 percent higher than in the same week in 2019. The sharpest increase was seen in turnover of shelf-stable products, including canned goods, frozen vegetables, flour, rice and pasta, along with hand soap, toilet paper and pharmaceutical products.

How much increase was seen in turnover of DIY retailers in March year-on-year?

In the third week of March, shops selling DIY products realised over 50 percent more turnover than one year previously. Turnover was nearly 6 percent higher than in the week of Ascension Day last year, normally the week with the highest turnover.

How is trade with China developing?

In March 2020, goods imports from China and Hong Kong showed a year-on-year decline of 9 percent. The imports already fell by 10 percent over the previous month. Over the months of February and March this year, imports from China and Hong Kong dropped by altogether 700 million euros relative to February-March 2019. Read more

What are the Netherlands' top imports from China?

By far the largest import from China are high-tech products, with a total import value of 15.2 billion euros in 2019. This is followed by machinery and machinery components (9.9 billion euros).
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How much is imported into the Netherlands from Italy?

Dutch imports from Italy amount to 11.9 billion euros. This was 2.6 percent of total goods imports in 2019.
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What are the Netherlands' top imports from Italy?

The main imports from Italy are machinery and transport equipment. In 2019, these imports had a value of 3.4 billion euros. The single largest product was telecommunications equipment or components thereof with a value of 481 million euros.
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Which imported products are mostly from Italy?

Almost 17 percent of total olive oil imports into the Netherlands came from Italy. Italy also accounted for about 13 percent of all Dutch wine imports as well as whey imports (y-product during the production of cheese and cheese products).
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Which industries in the Netherlands are most severely affected by disruptions in the Italian supply chains?

The manufacturing industries in particular depend on Italian goods and services in the realisation of production; the highest shares in value added from Italy were found in the basic metals industry and the building materals industry. Roughly 10 percent of the production for end products within these industries is value added from Italy (2018).
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