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Dutch producers reduce waste of raw materials

The use of raw materials in the Dutch economy was reduced by 14 percent in the period 2004-2014.

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Residents St Eustatius enjoy highest incomes in Caribbean Netherlands

On Bonaire, the median disposable household income was 21.1 thousand dollars, on Saba 20 thousand dollars and on St Eustatius 23.3 thousand dollars. Incomes ranged from 6 thousand dollars for the...

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Export food products hit by Russian import ban comes to virtual standstill

After the trade barriers between the Russian Federation and the European Union became effective, the value of export of food products to Russia was reduced almost by half. Exports of machinery and...

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2.8 billion roses imported from Africa

Africa accounts for 85 percent of imported roses. Kenya and Ethiopia are the main suppliers, chiefly because Dutch rose growers have shifted their activities to these countries. The import price of...

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Economic situation remains unchanged

According to Statistics Netherlands’ Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation in August was about the same as in July. Economic recovery has come to a virtual standstill over the last months.

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Incomes rising slightly, household debts continue to fall

In the first quarter of 2014 the net real disposable income > of households was 0.2 percent higher than in the first quarter of 2013. It is the first rise in two years. Household debt fell by 2.4...

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Economic situation more or less stable

According to Statistics Netherlands’ Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation in June was about the same as in May. The economic situation is still fragile, the recovery has come to a virtual...

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Slight rise in use of government websites

In the first half of 2013, some 13 million people aged 12 years and older in the Netherlands were using the internet on a regular basis. This is the equivalent of more than 90 percent of this age...

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Half of people willing to work not immediately available or not actively looking for work

A total of 815 thousand people in the Netherlands would like to work twelve hours a week or more. Approximately half of them are not immediately available for the labour market or are not actively...

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Bat populations thriving

Bat populations are thriving in the Netherlands. The 8 species that are being monitored all increase in numbers.

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Sustained expansion built-up area

The Netherlands is still an agricultural country, if land use is taken into account.

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More cases for administrative law judges in 2011

Administrative law judges in the Netherlands disposed of 5 percent more cases in 2011 than in 2010. In one in five cases the judge awarded in favour of the plaintiff. One in three cases were...

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Ammonia emissions from animal housing still too high

Two-thirds of laying hens in the Netherlands were housed in so-called low-emission sheds in 2008. Most meat chickens, porkers, and sows were still housed in facilities where too much ammonia is...

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Number of welfare benefits continues to fall

The number of welfare benefits paid to people aged under 65 in the second quarter of 2006 was down by nearly 5 thousand.

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Childcare more important for working parents

Childcare provided by day care centres, after-school care and voluntary care were the main types of childcare in 2009 for more than half of the 1.4 million households in the Netherlands with one or...

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408 Dutch municipalities in 2013

On 1 January 2013 there are again fewer municipalities than the year before. Because ten municipalities merged into three new ones, the total number of municipalities reaches 408.

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Fewer unemployed

In the period February-April 2010, unemployment in the Netherlands averaged 459 thousand.

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Increase labour costs in the Netherlands equals EU average

Labour costs in the Dutch private sector have risen at the same rate over the past decade as the average across the entire European Union. Between 2001 and 2011 Dutch labour costs per hour worked in...

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Interest rate historically low in 2013

With 2.4 percent, the interest rate on the public debt reached a historically low level in 2013. Although public debt is growing, the interest paid over the public debt is diminishing.

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Disposable household income lower in 2010

The disposable household income in 2010 was lower than in 2009. After correction for inflation, the decline was 1.4 percent, but consumer spending was 0.4 percent higher.

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