Olanda: Care este secretul comertului olandez?
Rising protectionism in China and the United States, Brexit, contracting world trade... despite all the clouds on the horizon, the Dutch economy remains surprisingly bright.
A dominant global maritime and economic power in the 17th century, the Netherlands has remained a major player in world trade. In 2018, the Netherlands was the sixth-largest merchandise exporter in the world and, in terms of GDP, ranked third in 2015 (just behind Ireland and Switzerland).
However, times have changed: the global economic environment is less favourable and world trade has lost momentum. Coface expects world trade to decline by 0.8% in volume over the full year 2019.