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Netherlands performs above average on themes Europe 2020

The Netherlands performs relatively well on the policy themes as laid down in the Europe 2020 strategy. In the EU, the Netherlands performs above average with respect to tackling poverty and social...

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Avocado imports up by 19 percent in 2020

More and more, the Netherlands has developed into a gateway to Europe for avocados from around the world.

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Dutch health expenditure 10th highest in Europe

In 2018 and 2019, the Netherlands devoted 10 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) to health care. Within Europe, 9 countries spent more and 21 countries spent less.

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Government balance deteriorating, but less than elsewhere in Western Europe

In 2020, the coronavirus crisis drained the government budgets of countries all across Europe.

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Population up by 15.5 thousand in Q1 2020

In Q1 2020, the population of the Netherlands grew less rapidly than in the same quarter last year. 15.5 thousand inhabitants were added, i.e. 8.7 thousand down on Q1 2019.

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Annual rate of change HICP; The Netherlands, Euro area and Europe, 2015=100

Annual rate of change The Netherlands, Euro area and European Union according to the harmonised consumer price index 2015 = 100

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Fewer homicides in 2020, but more young people killed

In 2020, there were 121 victims of murder or manslaughter in the Netherlands, 4 fewer than in 2019.

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Air travel at less than one-tenth in June 2020

In June 2020, more than half a million passengers travelled to and from the five national airports. This is 93 percent less than in June 2019, when there were 7.5 million air passengers.

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Within Europe, antibiotics use lowest in the Netherlands

Among European countries, the Netherlands prescribed the lowest volume of antibiotics (2013) while Greece prescribed the highest. Within the Netherlands, there are regional differences in the volume...

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Dutch digital skills at the top in Europe

The Netherlands ranks among the top of EU countries with the largest share of inhabitants who are proficient in using the internet, computers and software (digital skills).

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Seaport throughput down by over 8 percent in 2020

In 2020, the total volume of incoming and outgoing cargo shipments to and from Dutch seaports declined to nearly 558 million tonnes.

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Live animal exports stood at 1.8 billion euros in 2020

In 2020, the Netherlands exported 1.8 billion euros worth of live animals.

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Domestic R&D expenditure over €18 billion in 2020

In 2020, enterprises, institutions and the higher education sector in the Netherlands spent nearly 18.4 billion euros on research and development (R&D), using own and hired personnel.

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Knowledge migration in the Netherlands and Europe

Tables and report on international knowledge workers in the Netherlands and 13 other European countries, 2003/2005 en 2016/2018

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Bonaire’s economy shrank by over 8 percent in 2020

In 2020, the economy of Bonaire contracted by 8.4 percent. This is the strongest decline since the start of the series in 2012.

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Dutch manufacturing industry declined less than the EU average in 2020

The value added of the Dutch manufacturing industry contracted by 2.6 percent in 2020.

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Randstad economy fourth largest in Europe

The Randstad region is the largest economic urban region in the European Union (EU) after Paris, London and Milan, but the per capita production in the Randstad is lower than in many other urban...

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Immigration from Eastern Europe remains high

Immigration from Eastern Europe remains high. Last year, for example, nearly 19 thousand Polish immigrants came to the Netherlands, i.e. twice as many as in 2007. The immigration flow is also high...

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Most raw materials imported from Europe

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

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Sugar beet harvest in Europe down

In 2018, sugar beet yields were lower in nearly all countries of the EU-28 than one year previously. In the Netherlands, the yield per hectare was down by 18 percent.

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Netherlands largest manufacturer of bicycles in Europe

The overall value of bicycles manufactured in the European Union amounted to 1.9 billion in 2008. More than 30 percent were produced in the Netherlands, making it Europe’s largest bike manufacturer.

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Life expectancy gap between Dutch women and women elsewhere in Europe widening

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...

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The Netherlands leads Europe in internet access

In 2017, 98 percent of Dutch households had internet access against a European average of 87 percent.

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