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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...
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.
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.
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
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.
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...
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).
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...