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Netherlands: Unemployment decline halting, also in the EU

In both the Netherlands and the rest of the EU, unemployment has stopped declining in recent months. As of May 2019, the EU-28 unemployment...

Over 17.4 million inhabitants in the Netherlands

In 2019, the population of the Netherlands grew by an estimated 132 thousand people to a total of over 17.4 million. It increased at...

Netherlands: Non-financial companies make slightly less profit in 2019

The gross profit before tax from non-financial companies amounted to 67.8 billion euros in the third quarter of 2019. That is 0.3 billion euros...

Netherlands: GDP growth rate 0.4 percent in Q3 2019

According to the second estimate conducted by Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Dutch gross domestic product (GDP) showed 0.4 percent growth in Q3 2019 relative to...

Dutch government launches website detailing changes in legislation from 2020

With the approval of new laws and regulations in the Netherlands, as well as changes to existing ones, several important changes are expected to...

Netherlands: Exports up by over 7 percent in October

As reported by Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the total volume of goods exports grew by 7.4 percent in October year-on-year. Growth was higher than in...

Quality of Dutch exports in international top 5

When it comes to the quality of goods exported, the Netherlands is in fourth place internationally according to a ranking of the International Monetary...

Dutch exporters facing more trade regulations

Since the World Trade Organization was established in 1995, average import tariff rates have fallen worldwide. On the other hand, international exporters have had...

New Food Innovation Center inaugurated in the Netherlands

‘Hive’ on Wageningen campus will address major global food system challenges His Majesty the King of the Netherlands on 6 December opened Unilever’s new global...

Netherlands: R&D expenditure 4 percent up in 2018

In 2018, Dutch enterprises, institutions and the higher education sector spent around 16.7 billion euros on Research & Development (R&D), using own and hired...

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