After rough correction for working days, the volume of goods exported from the Netherlands in July was 6 percent higher than in July 2004. The growth rate of the export volume remained about the same as in the first six months. Export prices were almost 3 percent higher than in July 2004. July 2005 had one working day fewer in 2005 than in 2004. Both effects neutralize each other so the value of exports in July was also 6 percent higher than a year ago.
Exports to non-EU countries were 10 percent higher than in July 2004, totalling 5.3 billion euro. More goods were exported to the US and Russia in particular. Exports to countries within the EU were 5 percent up, at 16.7 billion euro.
The value of goods imports was 9 percent higher in July than twelve months previously. Imports from countries outside the European Union came to 9.2 billion euro. This is 17 percent more than in July 2004. Imports from China and the US in particular were high. More machinery and transport equipment was imported from both countries, while more chemical products were imported from the US. The value of imported goods from EU countries amounted to 10.9 billion euro in July 2005, 4 percent more than twelve months previously.
Export of goods