Friday 21 February 2020

Dutch agricultural exports reach new record

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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.

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