Netherlands: Trade surplus narrows in August
October 12, 2012
In August, exports expanded 5.8% over the same month last year, reaching EUR 34.7 billion, according to data released by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). The reading was above the 5.5% expansion recorded in July. Imports rose 7.6% year-on-year in August, below the 8.4% increase recorded in July, and reached EUR 32.6 billion. Accordingly, the trade surplus reached EUR 2.1 billion in August, down from the EUR 2.5 billion surplus recorded in the same month last year.