International trade

International trade

The total volume of goods exports grew by 3.2 percent percent in August relative to August 2017.

The share of Dutch domestic exports going to the UK has diminished since 2017.

Over half of enterprises outside the service sector with stakes in a foreign business in 2014 also maintained a trade relationship with the country where that business is located.

One-fifth of all exports by Dutch manufacturers consist of products that are not self-manufactured, but supplied along with their own products, a phenomenon referred to as carry-along trade.

The total volume of goods exports grew by 3.0 percent percent in July relative to July 2017.

The role of different types of enterprises (SME, large enterprises) in the Dutch economy, 2012, method and results.

The total volume of goods exports fell slightly for the first time in over four years.

Blueberries have soared in popularity over the past few years.

The total volume of goods exports grew by 5 percent in May relative to May 2017.

In Q1 2018, business services imports by Dutch companies amounted to 16 billion euros.

In 2017, trade with the United Kingdom generated 22.7 billion euros in the Netherlands.

The total volume of goods exports grew by 6.6 percent in April relative to April 2017.

Container transhipment increased substantially at Dutch seaports in 2017.

Coal supply to Dutch seaports dropped by nearly 7 percent to 50 million tonnes in 2017.

The total volume of goods exports grew by 3 in March 2018. Exports of transport equipment, machinery and appliances increased most notably

The Dutch export share in world trade grew in 2016 and 2017 after a decline following the credit crisis.

An increasingly large proportion of cocoa purchased by Dutch cocoa processing companies is certified sustainable according to the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality.

Germany is the largest market for Dutch steel exports.

The total volume of goods exports grew by 4.2 percent in February 2018

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

Exports from the EU 15 to other countries include increasing amounts of Dutch goods and services.

The Netherlands' external trade has grown explosively over the past century.

The total volume of goods exports grew by 5.5 percent in January 2018

In 2017, Dutch goods exports to the UK represented a value of 39 billion euros, nearly the same amount as in 2016.

In 2017, the United Kingdom was our third trading partner in international services.

First results of the development of a microdata time series (2012-2016) on the international trade in services

The total volume of goods exports grew by 6.6 percent in December 2017

Duch agricultural exports reached a record high in 2017.

The total volume of goods exports grew by 9.4 percent in November 2017

In 2017, inland vessels transported over 368 million tonnes of goods over Dutch waterways.

The total volume of goods exports grew by 5.2 percent in October 2017

Total volume of goods exports grew by almost 7 percent in September 2017.

The Netherlands is the largest importer of live insects in the EU with an import value of 8.2 million euros.

Total volume of goods exports grew by over 7 percent in August 2017.

During the first 7 months of 2017, exports to Russia amounted to nearly 3.2 billion euros.

The Netherlands imported more than 15 billion euros worth of smartphones in 2016.

An assessment of the contribution of the Dutch public export credit insurance facility to Dutch GDP and employment

The total volume of goods exports grew by nearly 7 percent in July 2017.

Goods exports to the United Kingdom declined by 2 percent in the first half of 2017.

The volume of goods exports grew by 11 percent in June 2017 relative to June 2016.

The total volume of goods exports grew by 3.3 percent in May 2017 relative to May 2016.

International trade in services is dominated by a small group of traders.

Dutch exports to and imports from Italy in international goods trade, 2016.

The total volume of goods exports grew by 2.9 percent in April 2017 relative to April 2016.

The total volume of goods exports grew by 6.5 percent in March 2017 relative to March 2016.

The Netherlands' imports of avocados reached a record high in 2016 at 433 milion euros.

The Netherlands had a goods trade surplus of 52 billion euros in 2016.

The international trade between the Netherlands and Scotland in 2015

A relatively large share (10% in 2016) of Dutch agricultural exports is destined for the UK.

Dutch exports to the UK and their contribution to the Dutch economy

Out of every one euro in revenue by the Dutch manufacturing industry, 70 euro cents are generated by exports.

February's growth of exports is the most substantial in 6 years.

The volume of goods exported in January 2017 was 5.7 percent up from January 2016.

How important are exports to China to the Dutch economy?

The Netherlands exported 8.2 bn euros worth of natural gas in 2016.

In 2016, the trade deficit on Bonaire grew for the second consecutive year.

Dutch good exports show further growth in December.

The Netherlands earned almost 13 bn euros from exports of machinery and machine parts in 2015.

In 2016, the Netherlands exported 85 bn euros in agricultural goods.

The total volume of exported goods grew by 5.5 percent in November 2016 relative to November 2015.

The development of goods flows to and from the Netherlands in 2015: imports, exports, transit trade, re-exports.

The Netherlands exported domestically produced chocolate and semi-finished products worth 2.8 bn euros in 2015.

Dutch travel expenditure in UK 16 percent down

How has trade with the UK developed since the Brexit referendum?

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

The total volume of goods exports grew by 5.2 percent in October 2016 relative to October 2015.

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

The total volume of goods exports grew by 4.6 percent in September 2016 relative to September 2015

Last year, the Netherlands exported goods and services worth 4.2 bn euros to Australia.

The overall value of exported services was 122 bn euros in 2015.

Re-exports of goods have become increasingly important for the Dutch economy over the past decades.

The total volume of Dutch goods exports grew by 3.7 percent in August 2016 relative to August 2015

In 2014 the total value of services exported by the top sector Transport and storage exceeded 22 bn euros.

Netherlands among largest producers of frozen potato products in Europe

Dutch travel spending in the first six months of 2016.

Dutch exports of agricultural products to Germany rose by nearly one-quarter between 2010 and 2015.

Last year, the value of goods exports to the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia amounted to 37 bn euros.

Further growth exports

Noord-Holland, Zuid-Holland and Noord-Brabant account for nearly two-thirds of goods trade with the United Kingdom.

Modest growth exports

Exports growth 6.2 percent in May

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

German day trippers spent 2.4 bn euros in the Netherlands in 2015.

Robust growth exports

Agro-sector exports were valued at over 45 billion euros in 2014, earning almost 29 bn euros in revenues.

In 2015 the value of agricultural exports amounted to 81.3 bn euros, the highest value ever.

The agricultural surplus ion the trade balance 26.1 bn euros versus 47.5 bn euros for all goods.

Turnover and employment at foreign-controlled companies in the Netherlands are growing relatively fast.

The total volume of goods exports grew by 2.8 percent in March 2016 compared to March 2015.

The Netherlands is Europe’s largest exporter of bicycles.

Dutch firms have imported more natural products. Imports of vegetable fats and oils have gone up especially.

The total volume of goods exports grew by 3.0 percent in February 2016 compared to February 2015.

Friesland and North Brabant are the biggest exporters of goods to countries outside the EU.

Ukraine is a very small trading partner for the European Union (EU)

The largest trade surplus for Dutch construction services is with the Asian continent

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of exports of goods was 0.9 percent up in December 2015 from December 2014. In December, exports of transport equipment, chemical, oil and (basic) metal products grew most noticeably.

The value of Dutch exports of goods to Iran exceeded 450 million euros in 2015, an increase by 21 percent within twelve months. Exporters were faced with trade restrictions in recent years. As a result, Iran occupied a modest 64th position on the list of export destinations. Pistachio nuts are Iran’s most important export product to the Netherlands.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of exports of goods was 1.8 percent up in November 2015 from November 2014. Growth was less substantial than in the preceding month, when exports grew by 3.9 percent. In November, exports of transport equipment and chemical, rubber and plastic products grew most noticeably. Statistics Netherlands’ Exports Radar shows that circumstances for Dutch exports were marginally better in December and January than in November.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of exports of goods was 3.7 percent up in October 2015 from October 2014. Growth was somewhat higher than in the preceding month, when exports grew by 1.5 percent. In October, exports of petroleum derivatives and chemical products grew most noticeably. Statistics Netherlands’ Exports Radar shows that circumstances for Dutch exports in November and December were more or less the same as in October.

The EU’s share in the US goods trade has increased since 2013. In the first nine months of 2015, the share was 18.5 percent of total US goods trade.

In relative terms, Limburg is the most internationally-oriented province of the Netherlands.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of exports of goods was 1.4 percent up in September 2015 from September 2014. Growth was substantially lower than in the preceding months. The Exports Radar shows that circumstances for Dutch exports in October and November were more or less the same as in September.

Japan has dropped four places on the list of main top Asian markets for Dutch-manufactured goods since 2002. That year, Japan was still the largest Asian market, but by 2010 it ranked third, dropping to fifth place and this year has dropped to fifth place. Although the value of Dutch exports to Japan did not diminish, exports to other Asian markets grew more significantly.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of exports of goods was 5.4 percent up in August 2015 from August 2014, the most substantial growth since February.

The volume of exports of goods was up by 5.4 percent in July 2015 from July 2014. This growth is stronger than in the preceding five months, according to Statistics Netherlands, and most substantial in the exports of transport equipment, machines and devices.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of exports of goods was 1.7 percent up in June 2015 from June 2014. The growth is less substantial than in the preceding months.

Figures published by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) today show that exports of Dutch products to countries outside the EU have more than doubled over the past decade.

Multinational companies account for 40 percent of jobs in the Dutch private sector,for two-thirds of total private sector turnover and for over 80 percent of international goods trade, as Statistics Netherlands (CBS) announced today in the Internationalisation Monitor On the basis of these facts, the small league of internationally operating companies is of vital importance for the Dutch economy.

Statistics Netherlands announced today that the volume of exports of goods was 7.5 percent up in May 2015 from May 2014. The growth is more substantial than in the previous month.

Worldwide, the Netherlands has the seventh largest trade surplus in the trade of goods . China and Germany have the largest trade surpluses in the world in the absolute sense. The United States have by far the largest trade deficit in the goods trade. Three EU countries with large trade deficits in dollars are France, Spain and Greece.

The value of exports of Dutch goods to Switzerland has risen substantially in the first four months of 2015. The importance of Switzerland in total Dutch exports increased marginally. The value of imports declined slightly since the appreciation of the Swiss franc in January. Over the past two decades, Switzerland’s importance as supplier of goods for the Netherlands has slumped, but exports remained fairly stable.

The importance of the eurozone as a trading partner for Greece has increased substantially in 2015. In the past, the eurozone was less relevant for Greece as a trading partner. EU member state Germany, for example, has overtaken Russia as largest supplier of goods. At the same time, Italy ousted Turkey as main export destination.

Statistics Netherlands announced today that the volume of exports of goods was 4.7 percent up in April 2015 from twelve months previously. The growth is somewhat larger than in the previous two months.

In 2008, the Russian Federation accounted for one third of Dutch crude oil imports. Six years later, the share had been reduced to one quarter. At the same time, crude oil exports from Norway to the Netherlands nearly tripled.

Statistics Netherlands announced today that the volume of exports of goods was 1.1 percent up in March 2015 from twelve months previously.

Enterprises and institutions together spent 12.7 billion euros on R&D by in-house personnel in 2013, which constitutes a 2 percent on 2012. Apart from this, R&D activities are also frequently outsourced.

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.

Statistics Netherlands announced today that the volume of exports of goods was 6.6 percent larger in February 2015 than twelve months previously. The growth was somewhat lower than in January

Statistics Netherlands announced today that Saba is the only island within the Caribbean Netherlands to show an increase in the value of imported goods in 2014 compared to 2013. The value of imported goods declined marginally on Bonaire. Imports of mineral fuels, manufactured goods and machinery were below the level of the preceding year.

Over the period 2008-2014, the share of Dutch goods exported to Africa has grown from 2.6 to 3.3 percent. In 2014, the value of exports to Africa was more than 14.2 billion euros and exceeded the value of Dutch exports to Spain.

Statistics Netherlands announced today that the volume of exports of goods was 10.2 percent up in January 2015 from January 2014. This was the highest growth since 2011.

The export of products manufactured in the Netherlands to EU countries is falling into decline. The importance of the EU in total exports of goods is also diminishing, but from an international point of view, the EU is still of vital importance for Dutch exports. Within the EU, Greece is the least EU-oriented as Statistics Netherlands announced today

Dutch goods exports to Greece are slowly picking up after a substantial dip in the early years of the recession. Greek exports have grown more rapidly over the past seven years than Dutch exports.

Statistics Netherlands announced today that the volume of exports of goods was 6.9 percent up in December 2014 from December 2013. In November, exports were 3.9 percent higher. Exports of transport vehicles, metal, machinery and equipment grew most notably in December.

After the trade barriers between the Russian Federation and the European Union became effective, the value of export of food products to Russia was reduced almost by half. Exports of machinery and equipment were also down.

The importance of exports has increased substantially in the period 2010-2013. In 2013, exports contributed 32.4 percent to the GDP, i.e. 3 percentage points more than in 2010.

Statistics Netherlands announced today that the volume of exports of goods was 4.8 percent up in November 2014 from November 2013. In the preceding month, the growth rate of exports was 5.1 percent. Exports of transport vehicles, agricultural products, metal and metal products, machinery and equipment grew most notably in November.

Goods exports were 0.25 percent lower in the first ten months of 2014 than in the same period in 2013. Lower market prices were the main reason for this.

In the period 2007 - October 2014, the share of imported mobile phones and smartphones in total imports more than doubled to 2 percent.

Companies that are part of a large Dutch or foreign concern account for three-quarters of the export value of goods exported by the Dutch private sector.

The volume of exports of goods was 5.3 percent up in October 2014 from October 2013. In the preceding month, exports grew by 6.2 percent. Higher exports of Dutch products and higher re-exports contributed to the growth.

According to Statistics Netherlands, the volume of exports of goods was 6.2 percent up in September 2014 from September 2013. In the preceding month, exports grew by more than 1 percent. Higher exports of Dutch products and higher re-exports contributed to the growth.

According to Statistics Netherlands, the volume of exports of goods was 6.4 percent up in September 2014 from September 2013. In the preceding month, exports grew by more than 1 percent. Higher exports of Dutch products and higher re-exports contributed to the growth.

In August 2014 Dutch exports to the Ukraine reached 54 million euros wheras in August 2013 exports to the Ukrain were valued at 98 million. This sharp decrease is due to the political tensions in the country that have been increasing for nearly a year.

The volume of exports of goods was 1.2 percent up in August 2014 from August 2013, after a 4.1 percent improvement in July. According to Statistics Netherlands, the increase was caused by higher re-exports.

Goods imports from Japan amounted to 8.4 billion euros in 2013. The Netherlands is mainly a transit country for Japanese products to Europe. Three-quarters of the imported goods were re-exported again almost immediately.

The volume of exports of goods was 4.7 percent up in July 2014 from July 2013, after a 3.6 percent improvement in June. According to Statistics Netherlands, the growth in exports was mainly caused by higher re-exports.

The volume of exports of goods was 4.1 percent up in July 2014 from July 2013, after a 3.2 percent improvement in June. According to Statistics Netherlands, the growth in exports was mainly caused by higher re-exports.

The volume of exports of goods was 1.9 percent up in June 2014 from June 2013, after a 3.0 percent drop in May. The volume of imported goods was 1.9 percent down from twelve months previously. The volume of imports had fallen in May, but to a lesser extent (0.9 percent).

The export value of goods covered by Russian boycott amounted to more than 500 million euros in 2013. The Netherlands earned approximately 300 million euros and about 5,000 jobs were involved.

The volume of exports of goods was 2.4 percent up in June 2014 from June 2013, after a 3.1 percent drop in May. The volume of imported goods was 2.3 percent down from twelve months previously. The volume of imports had fallen in May, but to a lesser extent (0.7 percent).

Only 0.1 percent of total Dutch exports of goods is affected by the Russian boycott of agricultural products, but the boycott predominantly concerns exports of products made in the Netherlands, which have the highest profits margins.

The volume of exports of goods was 3.1 percent down in May 2014 from May 2013. This is the largest decrease in the last four and a half years. In the months prior to the decrease in May, exports had grown modestly.

For many years, the growth rate of the value of goods exported to fast-growing economies has been higher than the growth rate of exports to Europe, but the share of European countries in total Dutch exports remains much larger than the share of exports to emerging markets.

The volume of exports of goods was 2.8 percent down in May 2014 from May 2013. A decline of this magnitude has not occurred in the past four and a half years. In the months prior to the decline in May, exports had grown modestly.

The volume of exports of goods was 1.2 percent up in April 2014 from April 2013. In the first months of 2014, the foreign demand for natural gas was considerably lower than twelve months previously, due to the relatively mild weather conditions. This slowed down exports growth but in April, the effect of the weather conditions was less negative than in the preceding months.

The trading relationship between Poland and the Netherlands is becoming more and more important. Poland is by far the most important trading partner for the Netherlands of all the countries which have joined the European Union in the past decade.

The volume of exports of goods was 2.0 percent up in April 2014 from April 2013. The growth was slightly more substantial than in the preceding months, when the relatively mild weather conditions slowed down exports growth.

The volume of exports of goods was 0.7 percent up in March 2014 from March 2013. In February, exports growth was 1.3 percent. Due to the relatively mild weather conditions in the first months of 2014, the foreign demand for natural gas was considerably lower. This slowed down exports growth.

The volume of exports of goods was 1.3 percent up in March 2014 from March 2013. Exports growth was in the same order of magnitude as in February. Due to the relatively mild weather conditions in the first months of 2014, the foreign demand for natural gas was considerably lower. This slowed down exports growth.

The volume of exports of goods was 1.4 percent higher in February 2014 than in February 2013. In January, the volume of exports grew marginally (0.2 percent). The volume of imports of goods grew by 0.3 percent in February, just as in January.

In 2012, exports of goods and services generated the equivalent of 2.2 million full-time jobs in the Netherlands. This accounts for one third of total employment in the country.

The volume of exports of goods was 1.9 percent higher in February 2014 than in February 2013. In January, the volume of exports fell marginally (0.4 percent). The volume of imports of goods grew by 1.3 percent in February, after a modest 0.3 percent growth in January.

In 2012, the value of imports from the constituent republics of the former Soviet Union amounted to nearly 5 billion euros. The value of exports exceeded 4 billion euros. Imports to and exports from the former Soviet republics make up one percent of Dutch international trade.

The volume of exports of goods was 0.4 percent down in January 2014 from January 2013. In December last year, the volume of exports grew by a modest 0.5 percent. The volume of imports grew by 0.3 percent in January, after a 1.7 percent growth in December.

The volume of exports of goods was 0.6 percent up in January 2014 from January 2013. In December last year, the volume of exports also grew modestly. The volume of imports grew by 0.3 percent in January, after an increase by 1.3 percent in December.

The value of exports to the United States (US) declined last year, mainly caused by sluggish exports of petroleum derivatives and lower export prices.

In December 2013, the volume of exports of goods was 0.2 percent up from twelve months previously. In November last year, the volume of exports increased by 1.9 percent. The volume of imports grew by 1.3 percent in December, after a marginal growth by 0,3 percent in November.

In December 2013, the volume of exports of goods was 0.1 percent up from twelve months previously. In November last year, the volume of exports increased by 1.1 percent. The volume of imports grew by 0.8 percent in December, after a marginal decline in November.

In November 2013, the volume of exports of goods was 1.4 percent up from twelve months previously, whereas the volume had decreased somewhat in September and October.

In November 2013, the volume of exports of goods was 2.4 percent up from twelve months previously, whereas the volume had decreased somewhat in September and October. The volume of imports grew by 0.8 percent, after a marginal decline in October.

In October 2013, the volume of exports of goods was 0.4 percent down from twelve months previously. In September, the volume of exports had shrunk by 0.8 percent. The volume of imports fell by 0.2 percent in October, after a 1.5 percent growth in September.

In 2012, the Dutch share of exports of goods to large emerging markets like China, India, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia was relatively modest compared to Germany and Belgium. Within the EU 28, the Netherlands is in sixteenth place.

In October 2013, the volume of exports of goods was 0.6 percent up from twelve months previously. In September, the volume of exports had been marginally down. The volume of imports fell by 0.4 percent in October, after marginal growth in September.

In September 2013, the volume of exports of goods was 0.5 percent down from September 2012. In the preceding three months, exports growth was about 2 percent. The volume of imports grew by 1.2 percent in September. In August, this volume shrank by 1.6 percent.

In September 2013, the volume of exports of goods was 0.6 percent down from September 2012. In the preceding three months, exports growth was about 2 percent. The volume of imports grew by 1.6 percent in September. In August, this volume shrank by 2.1 percent.

The volume of goods exports was 2.2 percent lager in August 2013 than in August 2012. This increase is in the same order of magnitude as in the preceding two months.

In August 2013, the volume of exports of goods was 2.5 percent up from August 2012. Exports growth was marginally higher than in the preceding three months. The volume of imports shrank by 2.3 percent in August, almost the same as in July.

In July 2013, the volume of exports of goods was 1.9 percent up from July 2012. Exports growth was marginally larger than in May and June. The volume of imports decreased by 2.4 percent in July. In June imports still rose by 1.2 percent.

Over the past five years, the value of Dutch exports of goods to Turkey has risen by 24 percent to 4.7 billion euros in 2012. Dutch investments in Turkey in fact outstripped the value of exports to Turkey in 2012.

In July 2013, the volume of exports of goods was 1.1 percent up from July 2012. The growth is in the same order of magnitude as in May and June.

In 2012, the number of export companies grew by 10 thousand to 126 thousand. It has grown for the third consecutive year.

The volume of exports of goods was 0.9 percent up in June 2013 from June 2012. Exports growth was marginally smaller than in May (1.1 percent). In April, exports were still 2.0 percent down from one year previously.

Compared with June 2012, Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods slightly deteriorated in June 2013. Prices of exported goods were the same as one year previously, whereas import prices were 0.2 percent higher.

The volume of exports of goods was up by 1.7 percent in June 2013 on June 2012. Exports growth was marginally larger than in May (1.4 percent). In April, exports were down 1.8 percent from one year previously. The volume of imports increased by 0.9 percent in June, after contracting in April and May.

The volume of exports of goods was 0.8 percent up in May from May 2012. In April, exports were 1.9 percent down from one year previously.

The volume of exports of goods was 0.7 percent up in May from May 2012. In April, exports were 2.2 percent down from one year previously. The volume of imports declined by 1.0 percent in May compared to twelve months previously.

Compared with May 2012, Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods slightly improved in May 2013.

Compared with April 2012, Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods improved in April 2013. Prices of imported and exported goods were 3.2 and 2.0 percent lower respectively than one year previously.

The volume of exports of goods was 2.3 percent down in April from April 2012. A decline in this order of magnitude has not occurred since October 2011. The volume of imports remained stable in April relative to twelve months previously, after a marginal decrease in March.

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

The volume of exports of goods was 2.7 percent lower in April than twelve months previously. Exports decreased for the first time since October 2011. The volume of imports decreased by 0.2 percent in April; this is in the same order of magnitude as in March.

Compared with April 2012, Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods improved in April 2013. Prices of imported and exported goods were 3.2 and 1.9 percent lower respectively than one year previously.

The volume of exports of goods grew by 1.9 percent in March relative to twelve months previously. The growth of exports has not been this low since August 2012. The volume of imports increased by 0.5 percent in March, the lowest growth rate in more than twelve months.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods improved in March 2013 relative to March 2012. Prices of imported and exported goods were respectively 1.7 and 0.8 percent down from one year previously.

The volume of exports of goods grew by 3 percent in February relative to twelve months previously. Over the past five months, exports growth ranged between 3 and 6 percent. The volume of imports increased by 1 percent in February, the lowest growth rate in more than twelve months.

The volume of exports of goods grew by 3 percent in February relative to twelve months previously. Over the past five months, exports growth ranged between 3 and 6 percent. The volume of imports increased by 1.5 percent in February, the lowest growth rate in almost twelve months.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods deteriorated marginally in February 2013 relative to February 2012. Prices of exported goods were at the same level as one year previously and prices of imported goods were 0.2 percent higher.

The volume of exports of goods grew nearly 5 percent in January relative to twelve months previously, equalling the growth rate in the fourth quarter of 2012.The volume of imports increased by more than 4 percent in January, just below the growth level of the previous three months.

The volume of exports of goods grew more than 5 percent in January relative to twelve months previously. Exports growth was slightly higher than in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods improved in January 2013 relative to January 2012. Prices of exported goods were 0.6 percent higher, prices of imported goods rose by 0.1 percent.

In 2011 the Netherlands traded with Estonia on a limited scale. Just as in 2010, the share of Dutch imports and exports in total goods trade was a mere 0.1 percent. The value of Dutch imports from Estonia rose by 79 percent to 438 million euro in 2011. Dutch exports rose by 22 percent to reach 396 million euro.

The Netherlands exported 5.2 billion euro worth of goods to Austria In 2011. This is 6 percent more than in 2010, when exports were 19 percent higher than the year before. Dutch imports from Austria rose by 7 percent in 2011 to 1.9 billion euro. This resulted in a trade surplus of 3.3 billion euro.

The volume of exports of goods grew more than 3 percent in December relative to twelve months previously . The growth figure for October and November was approximately 5 percent.The volume of imports grew by 5 percent in December, about the same growth rate as in the two preceding months.

The value of Dutch exports of goods reached an unprecedented 431 billion euro in 2012. The exports growth over the past year was largely due to an increase in re-exports and higher prices.

The volume of exports of goods grew nearly 4 percent in December relative to twelve months previously . The growth figure for October and November was approximately 5 percent. The volume of imports grew by nearly 5 percent in December, about the same growth rate as in the two preceding months.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods deteriorated marginally in December 2012 relative to December 2011. Prices of exported goods were 0.5 percent higher, prices of imported goods rose by 0.7 percent.

The volume of exports of goods grew by more than 4 percent in November relative to twelve months previously. In October, the growth figure was more than 5 percent. The volume of imports grew by nearly 5 percent in November, the same growth rate as in October.

The volume of exports of goods grew by 5 percent in November relative to twelve months previously. In October, the growth figure was 6 percent. The volume of imports grew by 4 percent in November, the same growth rate as in October.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods deteriorated in November 2012 compared to November 2011. Prices of exported goods were 1.4 percent higher, prices of imported goods rose by 2.4 percent.

The volume of exports of goods grew by 6 percent in October relative to twelve months previously. The growth figure for exports is higher than in the four preceding months. The volume of imports grew by more than 4 percent in October, which is a slightly higher growth rate than in the four preceding months.

The volume of imports and exports of goods grew by 6 percent in October relative to twelve months previously. The growth figures for imports and exports are higher than in the four preceding months.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods deteriorated in October 2012 compared to October 2011. Prices of exported goods were 2.2 percent higher, prices of imported goods rose by 2.9 percent.

China is the main supplier of high-tech products for the Netherlands. The import of high-tech products such as computers and mobile phones is gaining ground to the detriment of low-tech products, like clothes and footwear.

The volume of Dutch goods exports grew by nearly 3 percent in September compared with twelve months previously. The increase in exports thus remains low for the third successive month. The volume of imports grew by more than 2 percent in September, slightly below the growth rate in the three preceding months.

The Netherlands obtains 68 percent of its raw materials from elsewhere. Two thirds of the raw materials come from European countries.

The volume of goods exports grew by 2 percent in September compared with twelve months previously. The increase in exports thus remains low for the third successive month. The volume of imports grew by 3 percent in September, almost the same as the growth rate in the three preceding months.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods deteriorated in September 2012 compared with September 2011. Prices of exported goods were 2.9 percent higher, prices of imported goods rose by 3.1 percent.

The volume of exports of goods grew by more than 2 percent in August compared with twelve months previously. This increase is larger than in July, but smaller than in June. The volume of imports grew by nearly 4 percent in August, almost the same as the growth rate in June and July.

The volume of exports of goods grew by 2.5 percent in August compared with twelve months previously. This increase is larger than in July, but smaller than in June. The volume of imports grew by 3 percent in August, almost the same as the growth rate in June and July.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods deteriorated in August 2012 compared with August 2011. Prices of exported goods were 3.2 percent higher, prices of imported goods rose by 4.5 percent.

The volume of the exports of goods grew by more than 1 percent in July relative to twelve months previously. In May and June, Dutch exports had increased by 9 percent and 5 percent respectively.The volume of imports grew by more than 3 percent in July, which almost equals the growth rate in June.

Over the period 2004-2012, the growth rate of Dutch exports to euro countries was almost every year below the growth rate of exports to non-euro countries. Greece is the only euro country to which Dutch exports declined relative to eight years ago.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods deteriorated in July 2012 relative to July 2011. Prices of exported goods were 1.4 percent higher, prices of imported goods rose by 2.1 percent.

The volume of the exports of goods grew by nearly 1 percent in July relative to twelve months previously. In May and June, Dutch exports had grown by nearly 9 and nearly 5 percent respectively.

The volume of the exports of goods grew nearly 5 percent in June relative to twelve months previously. In May Dutch exports had increased by nearly 9 percent.The volume of imports grew 2 percent in June, which is also less than in May when imports were up by 6 percent.

The volume of the exports of goods grew 4 percent in June relative to twelve months previously. In May Dutch exports had increased by nearly 9 percent.The volume of imports grew nearly 3 percent in June, which is also less than in May when imports were up by 6 percent.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods deteriorated in June 2012 relative to June 2011. Prices of exported goods were 0.7 percent higher, prices of imported goods rose by 1.3 percent.

Germany is the main trading partner of 17 of the 27 EU countries. The main trading partner of Germany is the Netherlands.

The volume of exports of goods increased by 8.5 percent in May relative to twelve months previously. The growth rates of Dutch exports in April and March were over 4 and over 2 percent respectively. The volume of imports grew by nearly 7 percent in May, just as in April.

The volume of exports of goods increased by nearly 9 percent in May relative to twelve months previously. The growth rates of Dutch exports in April and March were nearly 6 and over 3 percent respectively.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods improved marginally in May 2012 relative to May 2011. Prices of exported goods were 1.7 percent higher, prices of imported goods rose by 1.6 percent.

The volume of exports of goods increased by 6 percent in April relative to twelve months previously. The growth rates of Dutch exports in February and March were 2 and more than 3 percent respectively. The volume of imports grew by nearly 7 percent in April, which is also higher than in the preceding months.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods improved marginally in April 2012 compared to April 2011. Prices of exported goods were 2.2 percent higher, prices of imported goods rose by 2.1 percent. In March, terms of trade deteriorated slightly.

The volume of exports of goods increased by 6 percent in April relative to twelve months previously. The growth rates of Dutch exports in February and March were nearly 2 and 3 percent respectively. The volume of imports grew by 6 percent in April.

The volume of exports of goods increased by 3 percent in March relative to twelve months previously. Dutch exports had grown by nearly 2 percent in February. The volume of imports grew by 1 percent in March.

The volume of exports of goods increased by more than 5 percent in March relative to twelve months previously. Dutch exports had grown by nearly 4 percent in February. The volume of imports grew by more than 4 percent in March.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods deteriorated marginally in March 2012 compared to March 2011. Prices of exported goods were 2.9 percent higher, prices of imported goods rose by 3.1 percent.

The volume of exports of goods increased by more than 3 percent in February relative to twelve months previously. Dutch exports had grown by more than 1 percent in January. The volume of imports grew by nearly 7 percent in February. In January, imports had grown by 1 percent.

The volume of exports of goods increased by nearly 4 percent in February relative to twelve months previously. Dutch exports had grown by nearly 2 percent in January. The volume of imports grew by more than 7 percent in February. In January, imports had grown only marginally.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods improved in February 2012 compared to February 2011. Prices of exported goods were 3.9 percent higher, prices of imported goods rose by 3.4 percent.

The volume of exports of goods increased by nearly 2 percent in January relative to twelve months previously. In December, Dutch exports had grown by 5 percent. The volume of imports grew marginally in January.

The volume of exports of goods increased by 3 percent in January relative to twelve months previously. In December, Dutch exports had grown by 4 percent. The volume of imports grew by nearly 1 percent in January.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods improved in January 2012 compared to January 2011. Prices of exported goods were 4.4 percent higher, prices of imported goods rose by 3.7 percent.

The volume of exports of goods increased by 4 percent in December relative to twelve months previously. In November, export growth came to a halt after negative growth in October. The volume of imports also grew by 4 percent in December.

The volume of exports of goods increased by nearly 6 percent in December relative to twelve months previously. In November, export growth came to a halt after negative growth in October. The volume of imports grew by nearly 5 percent in December.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods improved in December 2011 compared to December 2010. Prices of exported goods were 2.6 percent higher, prices of imported goods rose by 1.9 percent.

Dutch exports contribute 29 percent to the gross domestic product (GDP).

The volume of exports of goods increased by nearly 1 percent in November relative to twelve months previously. In October, exports shrunk for the first time in nearly two years. The volume of imports grew by 1 percent in November.

The volume of exports of goods increased by more than 1 percent in November relative to twelve months previously. In October, exports shrunk for the first time in nearly two years. The volume of imports grew by 1 percent in November.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods improved in November 2011 compared to November 2010. Prices of exported goods were 3.7 percent higher, prices of imported goods rose by 2.7 percent.

East European – in particular Polish – transport companies are increasingly active in the Netherlands. Within the European Union (EU), the Netherlands is the fifth largest exporter of transport services.

The volume of exports of goods was more than 2 percent smaller in October than twelve months previously. The volume of exports declined for the first time in nearly two years.

The volume of exports of goods was nearly 2 percent smaller in October than twelve months previously.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods deteriorated in October compared to October 2010. Prices of exported goods were 4.2 percent higher, prices of imported goods rose by 5.2 percent.

In September, the volume of exports of goods was about the same as twelve months previously. In July and August, the growth rate still was around 3 percent. The volume of imports was 2 percent higher in September.

The volume of exports of goods increased by more than 1 percent in September from twelve months previously. In July, the growth rate still was nearly 5 percent, in August more than 3 percent. The volume of imports was 4 percent higher in September.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods deteriorated considerably in September compared to September 2010. Prices of exported goods were 5.3 percent higher, prices of imported goods rose by 7.3 percent. September is the third month in a row to show a deterioration in terms of trade relative to one year previously.

Flowers and plants are not the most important export products, but the level of specialisation with respect to these products is high in the Netherlands.

The Arab League currently comprises 22 Arab nations. Dutch trade with member state Libya dropped most dramatically.

The volume of exports of goods increased by nearly 4 percent in August from twelve months previously. In June and July, the growth rate still was around 5 percent. The volume of imports was nearly 5 percent higher in August, substantially above the growth level in July.

The volume of exports of goods increased by nearly 4 percent in August from twelve months previously. In June and July, the growth rate still exceeded 5 percent. The volume of imports was nearly 5 percent higher in August, substantially above the growth level in July.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods deteriorated in August compared to August 2010. Prices of exported goods were 4.2 percent higher, prices of imported goods rose by 5.2 percent.

The volume of exports of goods increased by more than 5 percent in July from twelve months previously. The growth rate was the same as in June. The volume of imports was nearly 2 percent higher in July, substantially below the growth level in the preceding month.

Last year, 415 million litres of wine were imported, an increase by 4 percent from 2009. Wine imports from the United Kingdom (UK), Italy, Chile and Spain increased noticeably, while the largest wine-supplying countries, France and Germany, lost more than one percentage points of their market share.

The volume of exports of goods increased by nearly 5 percent in July from twelve months previously. The growth rate was the same as in May and June. The volume of imports was nearly 1 percent higher in July, substantially below the growth level in the preceding months.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods deteriorated in July compared to July 2010. Prices of exported goods were 5.5 percent higher, prices of imported goods rose by 6.7 percent.

Dutch trade focuses on a limited number of countries and goods. The five most important trading partners of the Netherlands account for more than half of the total value of Dutch trade.

The volume of exports of goods increased by nearly 5 percent in June from twelve months previously. The growth of the volume of exports has remained fairly stable over the past months. The volume of imports was more than 4 percent higher in June.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods improved in June 2011 compared to June 2010. Prices of exported goods were 3.1 percent higher, prices of imported goods rose by 2.2 percent.

The volume of exports of goods increased by nearly 6 percent in June from twelve months previously. This is marginally above the increase in May. The growth of the volume of exports has remained fairly stable over the past months. The volume of imports was nearly 4 percent higher in June.

The volume of exports of goods increased by more than 2 percent in May from twelve months previously, the lowest exports growth rate in almost a year and a half.

The volume of exports of goods increased by more than 2 percent in May from twelve months previously, the lowest exports growth rate in almost a year and a half. In April, exports still grew by nearly 5 percent.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods hardly changed in May 2011 compared to May 2010. Prices of exported goods were 6.2 percent higher, prices of imported goods rose by 6.1 percent.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods improved slightly in April 2011 compared to April 2010. Prices of imported goods were 6.1 percent higher, prices of exported goods rose by 6.6 percent.

The volume of exports of goods increased by nearly 5 percent in April relative to twelve months previously. The exports growth rate was slightly higher than in March. The volume of imports grew by nearly 2 percent.

The volume of exports of goods increased by 4 percent in April relative to twelve months previously. The exports growth rate was marginally higher than in March.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods deteriorated marginally in April 2011 compared to April 2010. Prices of imported goods were 8.5 percent higher, prices of exported goods rose by 7.8 percent.

The volume of exports of goods was more than 2 percent higher in March 2011 than twelve months previously. The growth rate was lower than in the preceding months. The volume of goods imports was 7 percent higher.

The volume of exports of goods was 3 percent higher in March 2011 than twelve months previously. The growth rate was lower than in the preceding months. The volume of goods imports was nearly 7 percent higher.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods deteriorated marginally in March 2011 compared to March 2010. Prices of imported goods were 10.0 percent higher, prices of exported goods rose by 9.4 percent.

The volume of exports of goods was nearly 7 percent higher in February 2011 than twelve months previously. This growth rate was higher than in January. The volume of goods imports was more than 9 percent higher, a substantially larger rise than in January.

The volume of exports of goods was more than 7 percent higher in February 2011 than twelve months previously. This is almost the same growth rate as in January. The volume of goods imports was 10 percent higher, a substantially larger rise than in January.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods deteriorated marginally in February 2011 compared to February 2010. Prices of imported goods were 10.8 percent higher, prices of exported goods rose by 10.6 percent.

The volume of exports of goods was more than 7 percent higher in January 2011 than twelve months previously. The volume of goods imports was 7 percent higher. Although the increase in international trade is smaller than in previous months, the months with which it is now being compared showed higher volumes of imports and exports: in January 2010, trade started to pick up again substantially for the first time since the financial crisis.

After the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Spain, the Netherlands was the fifth largest exporter of services in the European Union (EU) in 2009 with a value of nearly 82 billion euro.

The Netherlands exported 3.6 billion bulbs last year, 2 percent more than in 2009, but the value of bulb exports was reduced by 6 percent to 313 million euro.

The total value of goods imported from Japan last year was 9 billion euro, a 27 percent increase from 2009. Imports of machinery and transport equipment grew significantly.

One third of total Dutch imports of crude oil came from Russia in 2010, followed at a distance by the United Kingdom. Saudi Arabia’s importance has waned in recent years.

The volume of exports of goods was more than 7 percent higher in January 2011 than twelve months previously. The volume of goods imports was 6 percent higher. Although the increase in international trade is smaller than in previous months, the months with which it is now being compared showed higher volumes of imports and exports: in January 2010, trade started to pick up again substantially for the first time since the financial crisis.

The Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods hardly changed in January 2011 compared with January 2010. Prices of imported goods were 9.5 percent higher, prices of exported goods rose by 9.6 percent.

The volume of exports of goods was nearly 12 percent higher in December 2010 than twelve months previously. In November exports grew by nearly 9 percent. The volume of goods imports was 7 percent higher. The growth rate was obviously lower than in October and November.

The volume of exports of goods was more than 11 percent higher in December 2010 than twelve months previously. In November exports grew by nearly 9 percent.

The Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods deteriorated in December 2010 compared with December 2009. Prices of imported goods were 10.5 percent higher, prices of exported goods rose by 9.3 percent.

In November 2010, the volume of goods exports was up by 8 percent on November 2009. Although growth was slightly less rapid than in October, the volume of exports reached about the highest level ever in both months. The volume of goods imports grew by 10 percent.

In November 2010, the volume of goods exports was up by 9 percent on November 2009. Although growth was slightly less rapid than in October, the volume of exports reached the highest level ever in both months. The volume of goods imports grew by more than 9 percent.

The Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods improved in November 2010 compared with November 2009. Prices of imported goods were 8.0 percent higher, prices of exported goods rose by 8.6 percent.

In October 2010, the volume of goods exports was up by just over 10 percent on October 2009, a slightly higher growth rate than in September. The volume of goods imports grew by just over 16 percent, considerably more than the growth rate of just under 11 percent in September.

In October 2010, the volume of goods exports was up by just over 10 percent on October 2009, a slightly higher growth rate than in September.

The Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods improved slightly in October 2010 compared with October 2009. Prices of imported goods were 7.1 percent higher, prices of exported goods rose by 7.6 percent.

In September 2010, the volume of goods exports was up by nearly 10 percent on September 2009, as against nearly 14 percent in August compared to August 2009. The volume of exported goods in September still remained slightly above the 2008 level.

In September 2010, the volume of goods exports was up by nearly 10 percent on September 2009, as against nearly 12 percent in August compared to August 2009. The volume of exported goods in September still remained slightly above the 2008 level.

The Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods improved slightly in September 2010 compared with September 2009. Prices of imported goods were 7.2 percent higher, prices of exported goods rose by 7.9 percent.

In 2008 about half of the Dutch import value of goods and nearly 45 percent of the export value could be attributed to a foreign-owned company.

In August 2010, the volume of goods exports was more than 14 percent up on twelve months previously, as against more than 12 percent in July compared to July 2009. Just as in July, the volume of exported goods in August was considerably above the level of 2008.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods improved slightly in August 2010 compared with August 2009. Prices of imported goods were 6.8 percent higher, prices of exported goods rose by 7.2 percent.

In August 2010, the volume of goods exports was nearly 15 percent up on twelve months previously, as against more than 12 percent in July compared to July 2009.

In July, the volume of goods exports was up by nearly 13 percent on twelve months previously. This is the same increase as in June. For the first time the volume of exported goods was considerably above the level of 2008.

The share of French wine in Dutch wine imports dropped for the sixth successive year in 2009. German, Italian and Chilean wines, on the other hand, are becoming increasingly popular.

The Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods deteriorated slightly in July 2010 compared with July 2009. Prices of imported goods were 7.7 percent higher, prices of exported goods rose by 7.3 percent.

In July, the volume of goods exports was up by nearly 13 percent on twelve months previously. This is the same increase as in June. For the first time the volume of exported goods was considerably above the level of 2008.

In June, the volume of goods exports was up by more than13 percent on twelve months previously. This compares with the rise of more than 16 percent in May. However, in the first six months of 2009 the volume of exports was down 11 to 16 percent on 2008.

In June, the volume of goods exports was up by 14 percent on twelve months previously. This compares with the rise of more than 16 percent in May. However, in the first six months of 2009 the volume of exports was down 11 to 16 percent on 2008. So in June 2010 the export volume was slightly higher than the export level two years ago. The same was true in May.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods marginally improved in June 2010 relative to June 2009. Prices of imported goods were 7.6 percent higher, prices of exported goods rose by 8.1 percent.

In May, the volume of goods exports was nearly 18 percent up on twelve months previously. The volume of exports has increased further in the first months of 2010.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods marginally deteriorated in May 2010 relative to May 2009.

In April, the volume of goods exports was nearly 17 percent up on twelve months previously. As a result, the volume of exports has increased further in the first months of 2010. It should be taken into account that the substantial downturn in exports started in November 2008.

Germany is by far the most important destination for Dutch exports. More than half of Dutch goods exported to Germany are manufactured in the Netherlands.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods deteriorated in April 2010 relative to April 2009. Prices of imported goods were 9.0 percent higher, while prices of exported goods rose by 7.0 percent.

In April, the volume of goods exports was more than 17 percent up on twelve months previously. As a result, the volume of exports has increased further in the first months of 2010. It should be taken into account that the substantial downturn in exports started in November 2008.

In March, the volume of goods exports was 14 percent up on twelve months previously. This compares with a 10 percent rise in February, but it should be taken into account that the substantial downturn in exports started in November 2008.

In 2009, less than 6 percent of Dutch exports went to Ireland, Greece, Spain and Portugal. These are the four countries with the largest government deficits in the eurozone.

Compared with one year previously, the Dutch terms of trade were down again in March 2010.

In March, the volume of goods exports was nearly 14 percent up on twelve months previously. This compares with a 10 percent rise in February, but it should be taken into account that the substantial downturn in exports started in November 2008.

Just over 5 percent of total Dutch exports went to Italy in 2009. This makes Italy the fifth largest receiver of Dutch exports in terms of value.

In 2009, the Netherlands exported goods worth 4.6 billion euro to China, an increase by 20 percent relative to 2008. The value of imports from China dropped by more than 12 percent to approximately 22 billion euro.

In February, the volume of goods exports was 11 percent up on twelve months previously versus 8 percent in January, but it should be taken into account that the substantial downturn in exports started in November 2008.

Last year, the Netherlands exported more than 395 billion euro worth of goods and services. The value of imports amounted to 354 billion euro, resulting in a trade surplus of over 41 billion euro, i.e. more than 7 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP).

In February, the volume of goods exports was more than 11 percent up on twelve months previously versus 8 percent in January, but it should be taken into account that the substantial downturn in exports started in November 2008.

Compared to one year previously, Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods deteriorated in February 2010. However, the deterioration was less substantial than in the four preceding months.

The volume of goods exports was nearly 10 percent larger in January than twelve months previously. In December, the volume of exports was only 2 percent up. It should be taken into account that the substantial downturn in exports started in November 2008, though.

The volume of goods exports was nearly 11 percent larger in January than twelve months previously. In December, the volume of exports was only 2 percent up. It should be taken into account that the substantial downturn in exports started in November 2008, though.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods deteriorated substantially in January 2010. Prices of imported goods were 4.1 percent up on one year previously, while prices of exported goods were 0.2 percent down.

The Netherlands exported goods with a total value of 26 billion euro to the United Kingdom in 2009, a reduction by 23 percent compared to twelve months ago. The United Kingdom is recurrently found in the monthly top 10 list of countries where exports are declining dramatically.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods reached an unprecedented level of deterioration in December 2009. Prices of imported goods were 1.5 percent up on one year previously and prices of exported goods were 3.3 percent down. Since 1991 – the first year in the series – changes in import and export prices had never been wider apart.

The volume of goods exports was more than 2 percent larger in December 2009 than twelve months previously. In November 2009, the volume of exports was virtually the same as in November 2008. It should be taken into account that the substantial downturn in exports started in November 2008.

In the first eight months of last year, 2.5 billion roses were imported into the Netherlands, 3 percent more than in the same period one year previously. Kenya is by far the largest supplier.

The volume of goods exports was 2 percent smaller in November 2009 than twelve months previously. In October, the decrease was 6 percent. The reason the decrease was smaller in November is that the first substantial fall in exports was in November 2008.

The volume of goods exports was 2 percent smaller in November 2009 than twelve months previously. In October, the decrease was 6 percent. The reason the decrease was smaller in November is that the first substantial fall in exports was in November 2008.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods obviously slumped in November 2009. Prices of imported and exported goods were respectively 2.1 and 6.1 percent down on one year previously.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods obviously slumped in October 2009. Prices of imported and exported goods were respectively 5.3 and 8.6 percent down on one year previously.

The volume of goods exports was 6 percent smaller in October 2009 than one year ago. In September, the decline was more than 8 percent. The volume of goods imports shrank by 12 percent in October.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods obviously slumped in October 2009. Prices of imported and exported goods were respectively 5.3 and 8.8 percent down on one year previously.

The volume of goods exports was almost 6 percent smaller in October 2009 than one year ago. In September, the decline was nearly 8 percent. The volume of goods imports shrank by more than 11 percent in October. Volume figures have been corrected for the number of working days.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods deteriorated in September 2009. Prices of imported and exported goods were respectively 9.5 and 11.1 percent down on one year previously.

The volume of goods exports was more than 7 percent smaller in September 2009 than one year ago, as against nearly 8 percent in August. The volume of goods imports shrank by nearly 14 percent in September.

In August 2009, Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods were lower than in August 2008. Prices of imported goods were 9.5 percent down on one year previously and prices of exported goods were 11.4 percent lower.

The volume of goods exports was 8 percent lower in August 2009 than twelve months previously. This is a slightly larger decrease than in July, but still much smaller than in the months before. The volume of goods imports fell by nearly 13 percent in August.

In 2008, the value of sweets exports was nearly twice as high as its imports value. Chocolate is by far the most popular type of sweets.

In July 2009, Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods deteriorated marginally relative to July 2008. Prices of imported and exported goods were 11.3 and 11.7 percent down respectively on one year previously.

In July 2009, the volume of goods exports was almost 6 percent down on twelve months previously, a reduction by half relative to June, when the volume of exports slumped by 12 percent.

The Netherlands imported more than 71 million litres of German wine last year, an increase by 13 percent relative to 2007. Since the turn of the century, German wine imports have tripled.

In September 2009, the Benelux celebrates its 65th anniversary. Goods trade between the Netherlands and the other Benelux countries has grown substantially over the period 1946-2008.

In June 2009, Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods deteriorated marginally relative to June 2008. Prices of imported and exported goods were 9.0 and 9.5 percent down respectively on one year previously.

In June 2009, the volume of Dutch goods exports was 12 percent down on twelve months previously. The volume of goods imports decreased by more than 15 percent.

In May 2009, Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods deteriorated marginally relative to May 2008. Prices of imported and exported goods were 10.6 and 11.1 percent down respectively on one year previously.

In May 2009, the volume of goods exports was over 10 percent down on twelve months previously. This decline is slightly smaller than in the first four months of 2009, when the volume of exports was invariably about 13 to 15 percent lower than one year previously.

The Dutch economy has become more and more interwoven with global trade in the last thirty years. This means that it has become more vulnerable to declining international demand.

In 2008, the Netherlands exported nearly 4 billion euro worth of goods to Turkey, 2 percent more than in 2007. For the seventh year running, exports have grown. Since the turn of the century, exports have almost doubled, but imports from Turkey were 3 percent down on 2007. Imports of clothing decreased notably.

Exports of Dutch flower bulbs to Eastern Europe are growing continually. In 2008, nearly 450 million bulbs were exported to countries in Eastern Europe, an increase by 30 percent relative to 2007.

In the first three quarters of 2008, approximately 2.7 billion roses were imported into the Netherlands, an increase by 6 percent relative to the same period in 2007. More than 95 percent of all roses were imported from Africa, mainly from Kenya.

Dutch companies increase their imports of Chinese goods almost every year. However, since 2004 the value of goods imported from China has risen by less each year.

In 2007, Dutch travellers to China spent 141 million euro, an increase by 3 percent relative to 2006.

In the first four months of this year, 357 thousand head of cattle were imported into the Netherlands, a 15 percent increase relative to the first four months of 2007. Last year, cattle imports rose by 8 percent relative to 2006.

The high rate of the euro and rising food and oil prices are having a noticeable effect on Dutch exports. In the first quarter of 2008, the increase in exports to countries outside Europe was smaller than in 2007.

In 2007, there was a substantial downturn in goods trade between the Netherlands and Estonia.

Recent figures by Eurostat show that last year, the Netherlands was the EU’s third exporting country after Germany and France.

Despite the plunging dollar, exports to the United States (US) grew at approximately the same rate in 2007 as total Dutch exports. Growth lagged behind relative to the preceding two-year period slowing down considerably over the past quarter.

Brazil is a relatively small trading partner for the Netherlands. In 2007, the Netherlands imported goods worth of 3.9 billion euro from Brazil, i.e. 1.3 percent of total Dutch imports.

In February 2006, the value of international trade in goods was again considerably higher than in the same month one year previously. Imports and exports were 15 percent up on February 2005.

The value of international trade in goods rose sharply in the first month of 2006. Imports went up by 20 percent, exports by 15 percent, compared to January 2005. This was partly the effect of higher prices.

With a value of 281 billion euro, Dutch exports of goods were 10 percent higher than in 2004. The import value of goods increased by 9 percent in 2005 to 249 billion euro.

The value of goods exports in November 2005 reached 25.7 billion euro. This is 11 percent more than in November 2004. The value of imports was 12 percent higher, reaching 23.2 billion euro.

In October 2005 the volume of the imports of goods was 7 percent higher than a year ago. The volume of exports increased by 5 percent.

The volume of goods imports into the Netherlands was 7 percent higher in September 2005 than in September 2004. The volume of exports was 5 percent higher than twelve months previously.

In August 2005 the value of the export of goods van goods was 14 percent higher than in August 2004, reaching 22.3 billion euro.

20.2 billion euro worth of goods were imported into the Netherlands in July 2005.

The value of imports to and exports from the Netherlands was 6 percent higher in June than in the same month last year. Imports amounted to 20.7 billion euro, exports to 23.8 billion euro.

In May 2005 the value of international trade in goods outstripped that of twelve months previously. Exports were 12 percent up on May 2004, reaching 22.4 billion euro.

In April 2005 imports and exports of goods were appreciably higher than one year previously. The value of exports was 23.0 billion euro, 12 percent higher than in April 2004.

The Netherlands traded more goods with other countries in March 2005 than in the same month last year. The value of exports was 24.1 billion euro, 6 percent up on last year. Imports were 5 percent higher than in March last year, at 20.8 billion euro. Part of the increased value was accounted for by higher prices of imports and exports. On the other hand, March 2005 had one working day fewer than in 2004.

In February 2005 the value of Dutch international commodity trade was again higher than in February 2004. Dutch exports reached 21.6 billion euro, 11 percent more than in February 2004. The imports, valued at 18.8 billion euro, increased by 10 percent. Import and export prices increased slightly.

The value of international goods trade was again higher in January 2005 than in the same month one year previously. Exports were 10 percent up reaching 21.1 billion euro, imports rose by 12 percent and amounted to 19.0 billion euro. Growth figures were less high than in the latter half of 2004. The import and export prices were marginally higher in January 2005 than in January 2004.

In 2004 the value of imported and exported goods was 10 percent up on 2003. The value of imports reached 228.0 billion euro, exports 257.8 billion euro. The effect of slightly higher import and export prices in 2004 compared to 2003 needs to be taken into account. The value of imports and exports in 2003 was 1 percent up on the previous year.

International goods trade in the Netherlands was higher in November 2004 than twelve months previously. It was the ninth month in a row that both exports and imports were significantly higher than in the same month in the previous year. This also pushed the value of imports and exports in the first eleven months of 2004 to around the same level as the whole of 2003.

The value of imported goods increased by 7 percent in October 2004, reaching a value of 20.3 billion euro. The value of exports was 8 percent higher than in October 2003, reaching 23.2 billion euro.

In September 2004 the value of the exports of goods was 12 percent higher than in September 2003, reaching 23.2 billion euro. Dutch imports were also up by 12 percent, reaching 19.7 billion euro.

The value of the imports and exports of goods in August was substantially higher than in August 2003. Imports went up by 20 percent reaching 18.2 billion euro, while exports rose by 18 percent, reaching 19.8 billion euro. This continues the upward trend of recent months.

In July 2004 the value of imported goods was 18.4 billion euro. This is 11 percent higher than in July 2003. The value of exports was up by 10 percent on July 2003 and reached 20.4 billion euro. The value increase in the imports and exports in July was partly caused by higher import and export prices.

In June 2004 the value of goods imported to the Netherlands was 17 percent up on June 2003. The value of goods exported from the Netherlands was 18 percent up on June last year.

The value of goods imported to and exported from the Netherlands was higher in May 2004 than in the same month of 2003. Imports were 8 percent higher at 17.8 billion euro. Exports were 6 percent up on May 2003 and amounted to 20.0 billion euro. In March and April the value of imports and exports was also distinctly higher than twelve months previously.

The value of goods imported to and exported from the Netherlands was higher in April 2004 than in April 2003. Imports were 5 percent higher at 17.7 billion euro, exports amounted to 19.9 billion euro, 6 percent more than one year previously.

The value of imports and exports of goods in March 2004 was substantially higher than in March 2003. Imports reached 19.2 billion euro, up 5 percent on March 2003. Exports reached 22.1 billion euro, which was a 6 percent increase.

Goods exported from the Netherlands amounted to a value of 19.4 billion euro in February 2004. This is 1 percent more than in February 2003. The value of imported goods was 1 percent lower at 16.9 billion euro. Prices of both imports and exports were lower in February 2004 than in February 2003. The volume of imports and exports was larger this February than last February. Because this is a leap year, February 2004 had 29 days, but as the extra day was a Sunday, this had little effect.

In January 2004 the value of imported and exported goods was 3 percent down on January 2003. Exports were worth 19.0 billion euro, imports 16.8 billion euro. Furthermore, January 2004 had one working day less than January 2003.

The value of goods exported from the Netherlands was nearly exactly the samein 2003 as in 2002, at 234.4 billion euro. Imports were nearly 1 percent lower thanin 2002 at 204.4 billion euro. The prices ofimports and exports fell slightly.

In November 2003 the value of Dutch imports and exports of goods was lower than in November 2002. De exports were 3 percent below the November 2002 level, reaching a value of 19.4 billion euro. Imports were down by 1 percent land had a value of 17.3 billion euro. The trade surplus fell from 2.6 billion euro in November 2002 to 2.1 billion euro in November 2003. The lower import and export values are partly explained by lower prices. Furthermore, November 2003 had one working day less than November 2002.