Sharply higher wholesale sales in third quarter says CBS

Dutch fruit and veg wholesalers lost ground

Dutch wholesalers booked turnover 3.5% higher on average in the third quarter of 2017 the national statistics office CBS reported on Tuesday.

The CBS noted increases in nearly every sector with the exception of agricultural products which suffered a 5% decline as exports of fruit and vegetables lost ground.

The biggest advance was registered by industrial suppliers which had the best quarter in the past five years with 7.9% growth.