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For eight months now, unemployment among youth has fallen below the lowest point before the economic crisis in 2008.

In 2017, the Netherlands welcomed more than 2,265 invited refugees. Many of these refugees were able to settle in the Netherlands as part of the EU-Turkey Statement of 18 March 2016.

The value of total goods exports from the Netherlands rose by 43.5 billion euros in 2017, an increase of 10 percent.

The number of teenage mothers has dropped to 3 per one thousand girls. This is low, also internationally.

Out of the five most popular summer holiday destinations, Greece has the cheapest hotels and restaurants.

First results of big data research into expenditure in online EU webshops by Dutch consumers.

How important are exports to China to the Dutch economy?

The Netherlands is relatively the largest net contributor to the UK.

EU-28 imports of clothing in 2015 amounted to 81 billion euros, with over 77 percent made in Asia.

Last 4 November, Statistics Netherlands published an exploratory report on the measurement of SDGs for the Netherlands

GDP in the euro area rose by 0.3 percent in the third quarter of 2016.

Three-quarters of Dutch children below the age of 3 was in childcare in 2014, the highest share of all EU countries.

Economic growth (GDP) in the euro area, EU and other countries in Q2 2016

The use of cloud-based services is relatively high in the Netherlands.

Last year, the Netherlands earned over 20 billion euros on exports to the United Kingdom

In comparison with the rest of the EU, the Dutch are relatively active participants in ‘lifelong learning’. Training for work or leisure is more popular among highly educated and those working in financial services, health care and education.

According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the CPI inflation rates in November and December 2015 were 0.7 percent higher than in the same months in 2014. The rate over the entire year 2015 averaged 0.6 percent.

Male life expectancy at birth for boys in the Netherlands was 79.9 years (2014). Male life expectancy is marginally higher in Norway, Sweden, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. Dutch girls have 83.3 years ahead of them. Their life expectancy is below the average level for European girls.

In 2014, the number of asylum seekers in the European Union increased by more than 40 percent relative to 2013. In the Netherlands, nearly 22 thousand people submitted requests for asylum, more than twice as many as in 2013.

Goods and services exported to EU countries generated 140 billion euros and accounted for 1.4 million FTEs in 2013. This is one fifth of GDP and employment in the Netherlands.

Many Dutch people make use of the right of free movement of persons within Europe: at the start of 2011 nearly half a million Dutch people were living in other European countries. Belgium in particular is a popular country for the Dutch.

The school dropout rate in the Netherlands was reduced in recent years to 8.8 percent in 2012. The rate across the EU was also gradually reduced.

The trade of goods with Croatia is limited. On 1 July 2013, Croatia will be the 28th country to join the European Union.

The number of new commercial vehicles and passenger cars sold in the second quarter of 2011 increased by nearly 22 and 19 percent respectively relative to the same period last year, i.e. considerably above the average level across the European Union (EU).