The increase in Dutch exports was just 2% in September, the third month in a row that exports have barely changed, the national statistics office CBS said on Monday.
Exports are an important motor for the Dutch economy. ‘There was a slight contraction across all sectors apart from oil and gas,’ a CBS spokesman told Nos television.
Exports were up outside the European Union but down within the EU itself.
The CBS says there are indications exports will further deteriorate in October and November.