Friday 15 January 2021

Dutch agricultural exports reach new record

Photo: Depositphotos.com

Photo: Depositphotos.com

Dutch farmers exported produce worth €81.3bn last year, an all-time record, the national statistics office CBS said on Monday.

Including agricultural machinery, fertilisers and other essentials, total exports reached almost €90bn, the CBS said.

The Netherlands is second only to the US in terms of agricultural exports. Germany is third in the global ranking, followed by Brazil and France.

Flowers and plants were top of the list, accounting for €8.3bn of total agricultural exports. Meat (€7.6bn), dairy (€7.2bn) and vegetables (€6.3bn) also accounted for a large share.

The list includes products such as cocoa, which are imported into the Netherlands for processing and then re-exported.

Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl

The DutchNews.nl team would like to thank all the generous readers who have made a donation in recent weeks. Your financial support has helped us to expand our coverage of the coronavirus crisis into the evenings and weekends and make sure you are kept up to date with the latest developments.

DutchNews.nl has been free for 14 years, but without the financial backing of our readers, we would not be able to provide you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch. Your contributions make this possible.

If you have not yet made a donation, but would like to, you can do so via Ideal, credit card or Paypal.