Most substantial export growth in 6.5 years

© Hollandse Hoogte / Peter Hilz
Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the total volume of goods exports grew by 11 percent in June 2017 relative to June 2016, the largest increase since January 2011. In June, exports of (electrotechnical) machinery, appliances and chemical products increased significantly. Exports of Dutch products and re-exports were higher than one year previously. The volume of imports was 6.3 percent up from June last year.

The CBS Exports Radar indicates that, on balance, circumstances for exports in August are just as favourable as in June, but have deteriorated compared to July.

Export of goods (volume, adjusted for working days)
Export of goods (volume, adjusted for working days)
 % change
2013 J2.3
2013 A2.8
2013 S-0.2
2013 O-0.6
2013 N1.8
2013 D0.2
2014 J0.9
2014 F3.7
2014 M2
2014 A3.9
2014 M-0.9
2014 J4.1
2014 J3.6
2014 A0.7
2014 S6.3
2014 O3.3
2014 N3
2014 D6
2015 J7.7
2015 F5.2
2015 M4
2015 A5.9
2015 M6.2
2015 J5.2
2015 J5.9
2015 A7.2
2015 S4
2015 O6.2
2015 N4.9
2015 D4.5
2016 J4.7
2016 F4
2016 M5.9
2016 A6
2016 M7.1
2016 J4.6
2016 J3.5
2016 A4.1
2016 S5.6
2016 O4.5
2016 N5.4
2016 D6.2
2017 J2.2
2017 F5.4
2017 M7.5
2017 A2.7
2017 M3.2
2017 J11

Circumstances for Dutch exports in August just as favourable as in June

According to the CBS Exports Radar, circumstances for Dutch exports in August are, on balance, just as favourable as in June. Conditions are strongly affected by recent developments on the major export markets for Dutch products and by the competitive position of the Netherlands.

In August’s Exports Radar, the confidence indicators have improved compared to June. The development of the year-on-year real effective exchange rates, on the other hand, was considerably less favourable in August compared to June’s Exports Radar.

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.

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