Monday 18 November 2019

Dutch exports to Iran grew by 21% in 2015

Bert Koenders on a visit to Iran in September 2015.Dutch exports to Iran increased by 21% last year, ahead of the lifting of international sanctions in January this year.

The value of goods exported from the Netherlands reached €450 million, putting Iran 64th in the ranking order of destinations, according to figures published by national statistics office CBS.

Medical equipment made up more than one-third of all exports.

In 2011, as the US and European Union trade embargo was being phased in, Dutch companies exported €600 million worth of goods to Iran.

Before 2010 the country was one of the main suppliers of oil to the Netherlands, selling €944 million worth in 2009, but all imports were suspended in 2012.

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