Turnover dairy wholesalers exceeds 12 billion euros
Wholesale traders in dairy products like cheese, milk and eggs generated in excess of 12 billion euros, i.e. 7 percent more than in 2012. The most important export products are cheese and powdered...
Food accounts for less and less of household spending
Consumers have been confronted by strong price increases in the shops in the last six months. In spite of this they have been spending less and less of their total spending on food in recent decades.
Food prices still rising strongly
Since September 2007, Dutch consumers have been paying more for their groceries every month. The 6.3 percent increase in food prices in May 2008 was the largest since 2002.
Agricultural exports under pressure
In the first four months of 2015, the value of agricultural exports was 2.7 percent down from the same period last year. The value of exports of dairy, cattle and meat fell substantially. Exports of...