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  09/11/2017Confidence, also after the third quarter, almost stable in 2017


  26/10/2017Turnover of garden plants 5.5% higher

According to Royal Floraholland, turnover of garden plants grown in The Netherlands increased further the past months. In August, turnover growth was slightly lower (3%) and in September higher (9%... read more

  26/10/2017Large differences in layer hen sector

Layer hen farmers who have been able to continue their egg production the past months, have profited from increased selling prices. While other farms suffered large losses due to the Fipronil crisi... read more


  09/10/2017Use of antibiotics in livestock farming continues to decrease
Veterinary use of antibiotics decreased by 15% in 2016 compared with 2015. Compared with the reference year 2009, the decrease was more than 64%. In broiler farming in particular, a considerable reduc... read more

  03/10/2017Increase in sustainable food consumer spendings

  14/09/2017Increased consumer prices for food, except for fresh vegetables
In the period from May to July, consumers were confronted with increasing food prices. Only prices for fresh vegetables were lower (-4%). The strongest increase was 5% for eggs, which f... read more



  31/08/2017Export of ornamentals increases by 6% in the first seven months
The export of ornamentals in the first seven months of 2017 amounted to a value of almost 3.8 billion euros. The export growth of 6% is partly due to the favourable distribution of holidays on which f... read more

  31/08/2017Recovery of margins in dairy farming continues
In July 2017, the margins on dairy farms amounted to 17,900 euros per farm. The increase over the previous months is due to higher milk yields in particular. Last year the margins were below 10,000 eu... read more

  31/08/2017Increased share of sustainable investments in agriculture and horticulture
Total investments in agricultural production methods decreased in 2015 by 7% to 3.4 billion euros, whereas total investments for which subsidies or fiscal deductions were requested increased by 1... read more


  27/07/2017Confidence maintains at high levels; Remarkably many entrepreneurs look back positive

  26/07/2017Current account position dairy farms stable

  17/07/2017Consumerprices of potatoes rises, while those of fresh vegetables decreases
The food price monitor has been updated with the data for May. The food-price monitor follows the price developments of a number of products in three links in the chain: farm gate, producer price (PPI... read more

  28/06/2017Margins for livestock positive, except for broilers
Margins for dairy cattle in May 2017 amounted to 18,200 euros per farm. This is 2,200 euros higher than the long-term average of May. This development is especially due to the increased milk price. Pi... read more

  28/06/2017Ornamentals export to record high in first five months
The export value of ornamentals over the first five months of 2017 reached almost 3bn euros, a record for this period. The increase of 7.5% is partly due to the favourable spread of flower giving holi... read more

  22/06/2017Wageningen Economic Research forecasts pig supply

  21/06/2017Consumer price for potatoes persistently high
At 115 points, the consumer price for potatoes was considerably higher than the 107 points of April 2016 (2010=100), despite a price decrease of more than 2 points in April. The difference is caused b... read more

  31/05/2017New: Liquidity monitor for dairy farming
Wageningen Economic Research, together with ABN AMRO and the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs, has developed a liquidity monitor. This monitor offers a monthly update of the developments in th... read more

  18/05/20172016, historic good year for Dutch cutter fisheries: highest result in 50 years
For the Dutch sea fishing sector 2016 is financially a positive year. In contrast to these good results, it was a bad year for the mussel sector. The net result of the cutter fleet has risen by 113% s... read more
Yvonne Fernhout
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