In the first two months of 2007, Dutch imports of German commodities increased by 12 percent to 9.5 billion euro. The Netherlands imported more medical and pharmaceutical products, iron, steel and machinery. Germany’s share in total Dutch imports of goods rose to nearly 20 percent. The increase in exports was less spectacular, partly because exports of mineral fuels declined. Exports rose by 6 percent compared to the first two months of 2006 and reached a value of 13.1 billion euro. Germany’s share in exports declined by nearly one percentage point to 24.3 percent.
Trade with Germany