SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Dutch consumers spent €1.6bn buying goods from webshops in other EU countries last year, according to the national’s statistics agency CBS.
Total sales via other EU member states rose 17%, which is down on recent years, the CBS said. Nevertheless, final quarter sales – which include Sinterklaas and Christmas – were up 22% year on year.
Webshop purchases in other EU countries from just 2% of total consumer retail spending. The amount spent by the Dutch in Dutch webshops was up almost 18% on 2017.