Exports and imports rise, trade surplus unchanged

Dutch export volumes rose 7% in February, compared with the year-earlier period, while imports were up 10%, the national statistics office CBS said on Monday.

The total value of exports rose 19% to €32.9bn, while imports were up 22% at €29bn, leaving the trade surplus unchanged at €3.9bn.
Raw materials and mineral oils accounted for the bulk of both imports and exports, the CBS said.

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