Imports of vegetable fats and oils were about twice the volume of imported organic chemicals. Over the past ten years, the import value of vegetable fats and oils has risen from 288 to 666 million euros and accounts for 26 percent of all imports (2,538 million euros). Total exports of Dutch products to Indonesia stood at 730 million euros in 2015.
Spices sourced in China now
Indonesia has traditionally been the largest supplier of spices to the Netherlands, but since 2013, spices have increasingly been sourced in China. Total spice imports were 321 million euros in 2015, of which 43 million euros in imports were from Indonesia and 48 million from China.
More about Dutch trade relations with Indonesia can be found on the fact sheet ‘Netherlands and Indonesia’.