Dutch export grows 11%

The Netherlands has exported 11 percent more goods in December than last year. In November there was a growth of nearly 9 percent.

Netherlands imported nearly 8 percent more goods than one year earlier, but that figure was considerably lower than October and November, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) Tuesday.

A total of 33.3 billion worth of goods was exported by the Netherlands, a quarter more then the same period one year earlier.
The Netherlands imported for a total value of 30.1 billion worth of goods, 22 percent more than in December 2009.

The total trade surplus was 3.2 billion euros, 1.2 billion euros more than in December 2009.

Both the value of imports and exports of raw materials and mineral fuels grew substantially. Exports to countries outside the European Union increased more than exports to the EU countries. With imports following a similar pattern, according to the CBS.

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