Exports from the Netherlands to Britain fell by 21% last year. This is in comparison with the pre-Covid year of 2019.
The decline was due to the downturn in re-exports, according to new figures from the national statistics office. Exports of goods originating in the Netherlands itself actually rose 20%.
This was offset by the 50% drop in re-exports of food and machinery which was produced elsewhere. In total, Dutch exports to the UK fell to €40.5 billion.