Dutch Trade Surplus Widens in February to 3-Month High

The trade surplus increased to EUR 4.5 billion in February of 2014, from a revised EUR 3.9 billion in the previous month, as imports decreased at a faster pace than exports. Compared with a year earlier, the trade surplus widened from EUR 4.2 billion.
CBS | Isabel Felino | isabel.felino@tradingeconomics.com 4/11/2014 10:54:05 AM
Exports amounted to EUR 34.9 billion in February of 2014, decreasing 0.5 percent yoy in value terms, but increasing 1.9 percent in volume terms.

The value of imports fell by 1.5 percent from February of 2013 to EUR 30.5 billion, while purchases grew by 1.3 percent in volume. 

The trade value of mineral fuels dropped significantly relative to the previous twelve months, but the trade value of manufactured products was substantially higher. 

Trade with EU-countries remained stable compared to February 2013, but trade with non-EU countries declined.

According to April’s Export Radar, circumstances for Dutch exports deteriorated marginally relative to the preceding month.

Dutch Trade Surplus Widens in February to 3-Month High