Dutch imports from Indonesia were 18 percent higher in 2001than in 2000, at 1.6 billion euro. Exports, on the other hand, fell by four percent in the same period, to 0.3 billion euro. By comparison, total Dutch imports rose by one percent from 2000 to 2001, while total exports rose by four percent.
Imports up, exports stable
In the last five years imports from Indonesia rose by eighty percent, while the value of exports remained at the same level. Total Dutch imports rose by 56 percent in the same period, exports by 57 percent.
Trade with Indonesia
Imports: computers main imported product
Accounting for fifteen percent, computers are the most important imported products from Indonesia. In 2001, 241 million euro worth of computers were imported, sixty percent more than in the previous year.
Imported computers from Indonesia
Exports: processed foodstuffs and milk
The value of Dutch exports to Indonesia has been around 0.3 billion euro for a number of years now, with peaks in 1997 and 1998. In 2001 the level was the same as in 1996. The main products exported to Indonesia are foodstuffs and milk, accounting for nine and eight percent of exports respectively
The Netherlands imported 46.3 billion euro worth of goods from Asia in 2001, just over three percent of which came from Indonesia. This country ranks eleventh as country of origin in Asia. Exports to Asia amounted to a value of 15.5 billion euro in 2001. Accounting for two percent of Dutch exports to this region, Indonesia is in thirteenth place.
This article is the tenth in a series on so-called emerging markets. Previous articles in the series covered Hungary , Russia, China, Poland, South Korea, Israel, Turkey, the Philippines and Malaysia.