Dutch Trade Surplus Narrows to 13-Month Low


Netherlands’ trade surplus decreased for the second straight month to € 3.3 billion in May of 2014 from a revised 4.3 billion in the previous month, the lowest surplus since December of 2012. Exports recorded the biggest annual decline in 4-1/2 years.

Exports fell 4.78 percent year-on-year to € 35.55 billion in May of 2014, due to lower sales of natural gas and petroleum products. Imports shrank 1 percent to € 32.24 billion. 

In volume terms, shipments decreased 2.8 percent while imports rose 1.3 percent year-on-year. 

Dutch Trade Surplus Narrows to 13-Month Low


CBS | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
7/15/2014 11:13:33 AM