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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.