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Bilateral Trade and Economic Relations The Netherlands is Pakistan’s 13th largest trading partner in the world and 6th in the European Union. The total bilateral trade volume, including goods and services, comes round to USD 1 billion. Exports In the year F.Y 2014 (July 2013 – June 2014) Pakistan’s exports to the Netherlands were valued at USD ….. million representing substantial increase from the preceding year. The top-ten export product categories to the Netherlands include textile made-ups, knitted apparel, copper & articles thereof, cotton, articles of leather, woven garments, manmade staple fibres, iron & steel, cereals and sports goods. Top ten Exports: (Pie Chart) Pakistan’s exports were concentrated in the core product categories. The top ten products constituted 90% of Pakistan’s exports to the Netherlands. The textile group i.e. bed wear, knitwear, cotton cloth, readymade garments, apparel & clothing, art silk & synthetic textiles and towels constituted 60 % of Pakistan’s exports to the Netherlands. In the non-textile exports the major products include articles of iron, leather gloves, basmati rice, inflatable balls, parts of telephone sets and cane molasses. Pakistan’s Exports to the Netherlands Pakistan’s Imports from The Netherlands Bilateral Investment Relations: During the year 2011, The Netherlands was the 11th largest source of FDI inflow into Pakistan. Amongst the European Union countries, the Netherlands was the 3rd largest source of FDI after UK and Germany. In recent years the decline in Dutch investment in Pakistan is mainly due to the economic recession in Europe, which has affected the FDI inflows into Pakistan. The leading Dutch multinationals operating in Pakistan include Shell, Unilever, Philips, 4Gas, SHV, Stork, TNT and Organon. Abkzo Nobel, Vopak, Macro etc. Year Wise Net FDI in Million US $. (Source: Board of Investment Pakistan) Country 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 Netherlands 121.1 771.8 121.6 41.8 278.6 (48.5) 22.1 (118.4)