International trade substantially higher again

The value of goods exports in November 2005 reached 25.7 billion euro. This is 11 percent more than in November 2004. The value of imports was 12 percent higher, reaching 23.2 billion euro. The trade surplus in November was 2.6 billion euro, which is 8 percent more than in November 2004.

In November 2005 the volume of goods exports was up by 7 percent on November 2004. The volume of imports was also up by 7 percent. The import and export prices in November were 4 percent higher than in November 2004, according to the latest preliminary figures by Statistics Netherlands.

Trade increase with non-EU countries

The value of the goods exports to non-EU countries reached 6.0 billion euro in November 2005, which is 17 percent more than in November 2004. The imports from non-EU countries were up by 19 percent, reaching 10.8 billion euro.Exports to EU countries rose by 10 percent compared to November 2004. The export value to the EU countries reached 19.8 billion euro. Imports from the
EU countries came to 12.4 billion euro, up by 6 percent.

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