Dutch Trade Surplus Windens YoY in June

In June, Netherlands registered a trade surplus of €3.5 billion, an increase of €0.1 billion compared to June of 2012. This slight increase is due to falling imports, particularly of machinery and transport equipment.

The value of exported goods, at €35.3 billion, was 1.0 percent down from twelve months previously. The value of imported goods decreased by 1.6 percent to €31.8 billion. 

The value of imports and exports of machinery and transport equipment and manufactured products fell considerably compared to twelve months previously. The value of exports to non-EU countries fell substantially, whereas the value of exports to EU countries grew.

The volume of exports of goods was up by 1.7 percent in June 2013 on June 2012 and the volume of imports increased by 0.9 percent in June, after contracting in April and May. Both import and export prices were fairly stable relative to one year previously. Export prices remained unchanged, whereas import prices rose by 0.2 percent. As a result, terms of trade deteriorated somewhat compared to June 2012.

Dutch Trade Surplus Windens YoY in June

CBS | Nuno Fontes | nuno@tradingeconomics.com
8/12/2013 9:23:00 AM