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Economic Comment Dutch version

Dutch economy still in recession

At 0.1%, the contraction of Dutch GDP in the first quarter of 2013 was relatively modest, but with output having been supported by elevated gas consumption the underlying economic development was actually very weak.

Economic Comment Dutch version

Dutch economy back in recession

The Dutch economy entered its third recession in four years in the second half of 2012. Recent sentiment indicators point to some stabilization at the start of the year, but the economic outlook remains weak and uncertain.