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19 January 2018

Sharp growth in dairy exports in 2017

Dutch dairy exports once again saw considerable growth last year. CBS data reveals that total dairy exports grew by 1.6 billion euros to reach a total 8.9 billion euros. Germany is still the sector’s largest importer.

Data from CBS and Wageningen Economic Research show that floriculture export remains in the lead at 9.1 billion euros. At 8.9 billion euros, however, export of Dutch dairy is not far behind. These figures were announced at the opening of the Green Week in Berlin. Total agricultural exports have now easily exceeded their peak in 2016 by 7%.

Dairy icon Frau Antje attended the opening of the world’s largest international agricultural trade fair. In the photo, from left to right: EU Commissioner for Agricultural and Rural Development Phil Hogan, Berlin’s mayor Michael Müller, Germany’s Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture Christian Schmidt, the Netherlands’ dairy icon Frau Antje, and the Dutch Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality Carola Schouten.

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