Modest growth exports

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the total volume of goods exports grew by 1.9 percent in June 2016 relative to June 2015. Growth was less substantial than in May. Exports of transport equipment and electrotechnical machinery in particular continued to rise. The total volume of imports in June was 3.2 percent up from June last year.

Export of goods (volume, adjusted for working days)
Export of goods (volume, adjusted for working days)
 % change
2012 J2.4
2012 A3.2
2012 S3.8
2012 O7.5
2012 N5.4
2012 D3.1
2013 J4.4
2013 F2.7
2013 M3.3
2013 A0.2
2013 M3
2013 J3.5
2013 J2.3
2013 A2.8
2013 S-0.2
2013 O-0.6
2013 N1.8
2013 D0.2
2014 J1.2
2014 F4
2014 M2.2
2014 A4.1
2014 M-0.8
2014 J4.4
2014 J3.5
2014 A0.7
2014 S6.2
2014 O2.9
2014 N2.6
2014 D5.5
2015 J6.6
2015 F4.1
2015 M2.9
2015 A4
2015 M4.4
2015 J3.1
2015 J3.1
2015 A4.4
2015 S1.3
2015 O3.6
2015 N2.2
2015 D1.7
2016 J3.3
2016 F1.4
2016 M3.2
2016 A4.5
2016 M4
2016 J1.9

Circumstances for Dutch exports more favourable

According to the CBS Exports Radar, circumstances for Dutch exports are more favourable in August than in June and July. Conditions are largely determined by recent developments on the major export markets for Dutch products, as well as by the competitive position of the Netherlands. In the Exports Radar of August, exchange rate developments are not as unfavourable as in June; furthermore, confidence among manufacturers in Germany and the rest of the eurozone is less negative.

Goods exports account for approximately three-quarters of total exports. CBS does not publish monthly data on exports of services. Data on total exports are published on a quarterly and annual basis. The data in this publication are provisional and can be subject to adjustments.