In December, the volume of imports was 1.0 percent lower year-on-year. Imports of minerals and transport equipment were down in particular.
The CBS Exports Radar indicates that in February circumstances for exports are less unfavourable than they were in December.
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Conditions for exports in February less unfavourable than in December
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 domestic 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 exports in February are less unfavourable than in December. This is mainly because the year-on-year decline in German manufacturing output was smaller and because Dutch manufacturers were less pessimistic about their foreign orders. Furthermore, producer confidence increased in both Germany and the eurozone.