Dutch consumers buy more goods online, at home and in the EU

Dutch consumers spent €1.6bn buying goods from webshops in other EU countries last year, according to the nationals statistics agency CBS.

Total sales via other EU member states rose 17%, which is down on recent years, the CBS said. Nevertheless, final quarter sales – which include Sinterklaas and Christmas – were up 22% year on year.

Webshop purchases in other EU countries from just 2% of total consumer retail spending.

The amount spent by the Dutch in Dutch webshops was up almost 18% on 2017.

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