Dutch agricultural exports rose by 1% in value in 2020, with an increase in re-exports offsetting a slight drop in Dutch volumes and prices, national statistics agency CBS said on Friday.
Total exports hit €95.6bn, making the Netherlands again one of the biggest exports of agricultural produce and machinery in the world.
However, not all the food exported by the Dutch was grown or produced in the Netherlands. Some €27bn of the total was due to the re-export of goods and equipment produced elsewhere, a rise of over €1bn on 2019, the CBS said.
The export of Dutch flowers and plants was virtually unchanged but there was a 3% drop in meat exports, while dairy and egg exports fell by 4%.
Two thirds of the Dutch exports go to other EU countries.
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