The Dutch state earned €788m last year from its shareholdings in a total of some 30 companies, finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem told MPs on Tuesday.
Gas company Gasunie, which is 100% state owned, accounted for the biggest payout of €325m. The Schiphol airport group, national grid firm Tennet, uranium group UCN and national lottery Statsloterij also performed well.
However a number of 100% state-owned firms – including Holland Casino, Dutch railway group NS and NWB Bank, did not pay any dividends over 2013.
In 2012, the state made €695m from its participations.
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