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July 27, 2021

Increased trade with China and Eastern Europe hardly affects Dutch workers

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Contrary to other studies, we find no robust effect of an increase in trade with China and Central European (CEE) countries on local employment, wages and inequality in the Netherlands. If there is an effect, it is small, with positive effects of increased exports counteracting the negative effects of increased imports.

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July 23, 2021

World Trade Monitor May 2021

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The CPB World Trade Monitor shows that the volume of world trade decreased 0.3% in May, having decreased 0.1% in April (initial estimate 0.5%).

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June 25, 2021

World Trade Monitor April 2021

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Modest growth world trade in April 2021 (0.5%), compared to March (growth was 2.3% in March). Striking trade growth in China, Japan and other Asian economies.

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May 25, 2021

World Trade Monitor March 2021

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World merchandise trade is still going strong. The WTM of the CPB shows that world trade grew strongly again in March by 2.2%. This brings the first quarter of 2021 to a growth of 3.5%.

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May 25, 2021

Risicorapportage Financiële markten 2021

Publication (in Dutch only)

Het Nederlandse financiële stelsel is vooralsnog stabiel genoeg om de gevolgen van de coronacrisis op te vangen.

April 23, 2021

World Trade Monitor February 2021

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Word trade increased with 0,3% in February 2021. Trade growth is fueled by growth in emerging Asia (excluding China) for both imports (+ 5.5%) and exports (+ 2.8%). By contrast, China and the US are showing a contraction in both imports (US: -2.3%; China: -1.4%) and exports (US: -5.1%; China: -1.1%).

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April 22, 2021

Column - Het wonder van de wereldhandel

Publication (in Dutch only)

De wereldhandel heeft zich na de grote dip in april 2020 weinig aangetrokken van het coronavirus. Toch laat de pandemie ook een aantal kwetsbaarheden zien, zoals het stokken van aanvoerlijnen. Programmaleider Gerdien Meijerink zocht naar oplossingen.

March 25, 2021

World Trade Monitor January 2021

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World merchandise trade continued to grow in January 2021, with 2.6% compared to December 2020, leading to the highest level of world trade since October 2018.

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March 25, 2021

World trade at record levels

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World merchandise trade continued to grow in January 2021, with 2.6% compared to December 2020, leading to the highest level of world trade since October 2018. The growth can be explained for a large part by growth of imports and exports in China and developed Asia. Trade showed little growth in the United States, the Euro area and emerging Asia (China excluded).

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February 25, 2021

World Trade Monitor December 2020

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With an increase of 0.6% in December 2020 (compared to November), world trade exceeds the level of early 2020. The loss due to the COVID pandemic in the first half of 2020, has been made up for with a growth of 1.3% over the whole of 2020.

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