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Economic Update Dutch version

Monthly Upate The Netherlands

The Dutch economy grew 0.6% in the last quarter of 2010, taking full year growth up to 1.7%. Looking ahead, the pace of Dutch growth is set to moderate in the coming months, resulting in a slightly lower GDP-growth of 1,5%.

Economic Update Dutch version

Monthly Update The Netherlands

Economic growth for 2010 amounted to 1.7%. World trade remained the driver of the economy through last year. Despite an increase in production and producer confidence, industrial entrepreneurs remained reluc¬tant to invest.

Economic Update Dutch version

Monthly Update The Netherlands

Exports continue to determine the Dutch economic situation. Growth of domestic demand is far from exuberant. In December inflation climbed with the highest average rise since March 2009. During 2010 both collectively agreed (CAO) wages and inflation rose by the same amount, while wage increases ran above inflation, on average. The situation on the Dutch labour market improved again, but weaker groups remain less successful.

Economic Update Dutch version

Monthly Update The Netherlands

The recent freeze has caused a sharp surge in gas production and this will presumably push growth figures up for the fourth quarter of 2010. With the cold weather, consumers spent more, though not by choice. Consumers still lack confidence, while producers end the year positively.

Country Report

Country Profile The Netherlands

This booklet provides the reader with relevant background information about Dutch history, demographics and economic structure. Furthermore, an overview is given of the main economic challenges facing the Dutch economy. Taken together, the information offers a bird’s-eye view on the Netherlands.

Economic Quarterly Report Dutch version

The Netherlands: becoming accustomed to a lower growth path

The Dutch economy has benefited in 2010 from export growth and from the government stimulus memasures. For the time being, consumers remain cautious, while on the investment front, activity is limited. For the coming years, real GDP growth - which is expected to average 1½% - will be lower than in 2010. Factors to blame include the levelling off of world trade growth and the austerity measures implemented by the government.

Economic Quarterly Report

The Netherlands: Lows followed by flats

The Dutch economy is clambering back up, but the recovery is not yet robust. Strengthening world trade is currently driving economic growth, with the domestic sector not contributing significantly at present.

Economic Report

The rich history of Dutch cycling

This study shows how close the links are between Rabobank and cycling. By delving into a huge number of results from bicycle races we have charted the development of Dutch road cycling since 1970.

Dutch Housing Market Quarterly

Dutch Housing Market Quarterly

The housing market in the Netherlands is gradually recovering from the blow dealt to it by the credit crisis. The downward trend in transaction numbers now seems to have been broken, setting the trough at just over 125,000 transactions on a 12 month basis.