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More asparagus grown in the north of Limburg
The total asparagus-growing area in the Netherlands has increased substantially since 2008 by 450 hectares (18 percent) to more than 2,900 hectares.
Fewer pesticides used in vegetable growing
Between 2000 and 2008, the use of chemical pesticides in vegetable growing, in the open and under glass has dropped sharply.
Russian boycott will cost Dutch economy 300 million euros
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 Dutch agricultural sector from an international perspective, 2021
This publication outlines the latest developments in Dutch international trade in agricultural goods, covering both imports and exports and including initial estimates of trade figures over the year...
Marginal increase workers from Bulgaria and Romania
Since 1 January 2014, people from Bulgaria and Romania no longer need a work permit if they want to work in the Netherlands. As a result, the number of Bulgarian and Romanian job-seekers coming to...
The Dutch agricultural sector in an international context, 2022
This publication describes developments in the Netherlands’ agricultural goods trade with the rest of the world, including both imports and exports and providing initial estimates for 2021.
The Dutch agricultural sector in an international context, 2023
This publication describes developments in the Netherlands’ agricultural goods with the rest of the world, including both imports and exports and providing initial estimates for.
Agricultural imports from Brazil, 2021
In 2021, the Netherlands was the largest importer of agricultural goods from Brazil within the EU.
Strongly growing agricultural exports to Germany
Dutch exports of agricultural products to Germany rose by nearly one-quarter between 2010 and 2015.
Sickness absence rate stable in recent years
Last year's sickness absence rate for Dutch employees averaged 4.3 percent. The lowest rate was recorded among people employed in agriculture. Since 2004, the sickness absence rate in the Netherlands...
Further fall in farm businesses
There were 73 thousand agricultural and horticultural enterprises in the Netherlands on 1 April 2009. This is 3 percent less than twelve months previously.
Lower farm income due to less dairy cattle, dry summer
Agricultural income per annual work unit has declined in 2018; by nearly 11 percent relative to 2017.
Ecosystems and well-being – the impact of land use changes
The contributions of ecosystems to well-being depend on the extent and quality of ecosystems. This report shows that the state of natural capital is a cause for concern, and that future spatial...
Slight decline in arable crop area
In 2020, the agricultural area devoted to arable crops in the Netherlands fell by 0.3 percent relative to the previous year.
More and more employees want to work to the age of 65
The share of employees in the Netherlands who say they want to work until they reach the age of 65 years has doubled in the space of four years: from 21 percent in 2005 to 42 percent in 2009
Less protein crop farming in the Netherlands
Cultivation of protein crops such as alfalfa, field beans and soybeans has decreased this year.
Agricultural production in the period 1950-2015
Over the period 1950-2015, the production value of Dutch agriculture increased more than tenfold.
Slightly higher agricultural income in 2022
In 2022, the Dutch agricultural sector generated 1.9 percent more income than in 2021. At the same time, animal output dropped slightly (-0.7 percent) while crop output fell relatively sharply by...
Dutch agricultural exports at record high
Duch agricultural exports reached a record high in 2017.
Agricultural exports hit record value due to price hikes
In 2022, the Netherlands exported 122.3 billion euros worth of agricultural goods. This is over 17 percent more than in 2021. The increase in the value of agricultural exports comes from higher...
Arable crop area 2 percent larger
In 2022, the agricultural area devoted to arable crop farming has increased by 10.5 thousand hectares (2.0 percent) to 536 thousand ha.