Strong growth in Dutch exports
More transport equipment exported
In January 2016, Dutch manufacturers mainly exported more transport equipment such as ships and cars. They also exported more petroleum and chemical products as well as electrotechnical equipment. Last week, CBS reported a sustained year-on-year growth in the Dutch manufacturing industry.
Circumstances for Dutch exports less favourable in March
As shown by the CBS Exports Radar, circumstances for Dutch exports are on balance less favourable in February and March. They are mainly determined by developments on major Dutch export markets and by the Netherlands’ competitive position. The radar for March shows that the year-on-year exchange rate development is less favourable than in January. On the other hand, the year-on-year development of Germany’s manufacturing output is more favourable.
The numbers in this publication are provisional and can be adjusted.