Export growth 4.2 percent in February

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the total volume of goods exports grew by 4.2 percent in February relative to February 2017. Relative growth was slightly higher than in the preceding month. In February 2018, exports of machinery, appliances and cars increased again most notably. The volume of imports was 6.2 percent up on February 2017. Import growth was slightly smaller than in the preceding month.

The CBS Exports Radar indicates that circumstances for exports in April are less favourable than in February.

Exports of goods (volume, adjusted for working days) (year-on-year % change)
 % changeColumn1Column2
2014 M2Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2014 A3.9Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2014 M-0.9Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2014 J4.1Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2014 J3.6Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2014 A0.7Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2014 S6.3Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2014 O3.3Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2014 N3Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2014 D6Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2015 J7.7Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2015 F5.2Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2015 M4Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2015 A5.9Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2015 M6.2Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2015 J5.2Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2015 J5.9Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2015 A7.2Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2015 S4Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2015 O6.2Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2015 N4.9Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2015 D4.5Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2016 J4.7Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2016 F4Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2016 M5.9Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2016 A6Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2016 M7.1Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2016 J4.6Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2016 J3.5Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2016 A4.1Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2016 S5.6Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2016 O4.5Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2016 N5.4Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2016 D6.2Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2017 J3Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2017 F6.4Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2017 M8.1Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2017 A2.9Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2017 M3.1Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2017 J10.7Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2017 J7.5Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2017 A6.9Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2017 S7.5Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2017 O4.8Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2017 N9.1Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2017 D6.1Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2018 J3.7Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential
2018 F4.2Data is unknown or confidentialData is unknown or confidential

Circumstances for Dutch exports in April less favourable than in February

Every month, CBS also publishes updates on the circumstances for exports in the Exports Radar. Conditions are strongly affected by recent developments on the main export markets for Dutch products and by the competitive position of the Netherlands. Although the Radar indicators show a strong correlation with export activity, improved circumstances are not necessarily translated into increased export growth.

According to the CBS Exports Radar, circumstances for Dutch exports in April are less favourable than in February. The year-on-year growth of German manufacturing output was smaller in particular. In addition, German and European producer confidence deteriorated as well as the mood among Dutch and European manufacturers about foreign orders.

Goods exports account for approximately three-quarters of total exports. As for data on exports of services, these are not published monthly. Data on total exports are published quarterly and annually. The figures reported in this publication are provisional and may be adjusted.

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