Exports radar

The Exports Radar is an instrument developed by Statistics Netherlands to analyse developments in exports of goods and place them in some sort of context.

Source: Statistics Netherlands
Inside the dotted line: less favourable than average.

Outside the dotted line: more favourable than average.

Exports Radar: circumstances less unfavourable

Circumstances for Dutch exports in April 2024 were less unfavourable than in the previous month. Since the publication of the previous Exports Radar, new data have become available for all indicators. Four indicators improved, one deteriorated and one remained the same. Circumstances relevant to Dutch exports are largely determined by developments in the main market for Dutch exports - Germany and the eurozone - and developments in Dutch competitiveness. Although the Radar indicators show a strong correlation with export activity, improved circumstances are not necessarily translated into increased export growth.

Opinions of Dutch and European manufacturers about their foreign orders were less negative. Producer confidence in Germany and in the Euro area also improved. On the other hand, the development of the real effective exchange rate was more unfavourable. The year-on-year contraction of German manufacturing output was virtually the same.

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