Volume of goods exports higher in October

29/12/2005 13:00

The volume of goods exported from the Netherlands in October was 4 percent higher than in October 2004. The growth rate of the export volume in the last four month was 2 percent lower than in the first six months of 2005. In the first ten months of 2005 the volume of exports of goods, adjusted for the working day pattern, was on average 6 percent up on the same period one year previously. In 2004 the volume of exports of goods was more than 8 percent up on 2003.

Export prices were 3 percent higher than a year ago. October 2005 counted the same number of working days as October last year. The value of goods exports was 7 percent higher in October than twelve months previously. The exports to EU countries were up by 6 percent on the year before. Exports to countries outside the European Union rose by 12 percent.

In October the volume of imports of goods was 6 percent up on last year’s October. The import volume growth rate in the last four month was on average more than 1 percent higher than in the first six month of 2005.

Import prices were 3 percent higher than a year ago. The value of goods imports was 9 percent higher in October than twelve months previously. Dutch imports of goods from EU countries in October were 3 percent higher than in October 2004. Dutch imports from countries outside the European Union were up by 17 percent.

Export of goods (volume)

Export of goods (volume)