Further growth exports

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the total volume of goods exports grew by 4.5 percent in July 2016 relative to July 2015. Growth was more substantial than in June. Re-exports (exports of previously imported products) grew most noticeably. The total volume of imports in July was 3.1 percent up from July last year.


Circumstances for Dutch exports the same

According to the CBS Exports Radar, circumstances for Dutch exports are about the same in September as in 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 September, exchange rate developments are not as unfavourable as in July. However Germany’s manufacturing output is les favourable and confidence among manufacturers in Germany and the rest of the eurozone is more 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.