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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.

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Economic Update The Netherlands

Export growth cannot counterbalance the depressed domestic demand. The unseasonably long and cold winter, however, has increased production and consumption of natural gas.