Number of smokers still falling, unlike cigarette salesArticles
Since the turn of the century the number of smokers of cigarettes and roll-ups in the Netherlands has fallen by 17 percent. Sales of cigarettes and shag tobacco are around 20 percent lower than in 2000.
In the space of 40 years, VAT has become the most important taxArticles
Value added tax was introduced in the Netherlands in 1969. In that year it generated just over 2.5 billion euro in revenue; nearly 40 years later VAT revenue amounted to nearly 43 billion euro.
Inflation rate historically low in 2006Articles
The inflation rate over 2006 averaged 1.1 percent, unprecedented since 1989.
Producer Prices (2000=100) by ProdComFigures
Price index information according to the (European) ProdCom nomenclature for commodities sold, imported, exported in the Netherlands
Manufacturing products cost moreArticles
Factory gate prices of Dutch manufactured products were 0.6 percent higher in the first quarter of 2004 than in the fourth quarter of 2003. Prices of imported products hardly changed. The base of the index was shifted from 1995 to 2000 for figures from January 2004 onwards.