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Food sector down by 4 percent, recovery only after 2021

The impact of the corona crisis on the food sector has two faces. For example, there is substantial growth for companies supplying (online) supermarkets, while companies supplying the hospitality industry are experiencin..

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Record decline economy second quarter

18 August 2020

The Dutch economy shrank by 8.5% in the second quarter compared to the previous quarter. The decline was smaller than expected, according to ABN AMRO. The fall was also significantly less than the average decline in the ...

ABN AMRO launches management book for entrepreneurs after corona

30 July 2020

Many entrepreneurs are struggling with the far-reaching consequences of the corona crisis. They have to adapt to a new reality and sometimes even reinvent themselves. But how do you do that and where should you start? To...

Cold stores benefit from corona crisis

14 July 2020

The results of cold stores have been increasing for some years but reached a peak during the corona crisis, according to a Rabobank sector forecast. As a result of the closure of the hospitality sector and export restric...

The Netherlands after corona in four scenarios

08 July 2020

The coronary pandemic has enormous economic and social consequences. The speed and scale at which the pandemic has taken hold raises the question of how to deal with such risks in the future and, above all, who will have...

Economic revival in June

07 July 2020

On May 11th, part of the lockdown measures were eased. Although some spending categories benefited from this, it was concluded that the revival was not spectacular. The measures were further softened on 1 June, which eve...

Climate gets more attention due to corona

27 May 2020

The Dutch want to preserve the cleaner air that has been created by shutting down large parts of the economy. A representative sample of ABN AMRO and Ipsos shows that more than 71% of those surveyed want to retain the po...

ABN AMRO: 4% reduction in food turnover

28 April 2020

Since March 12th, society has changed enormously. Entrepreneurs have to improvise and keep a distance of one and a half meters seems to become normal. ABN AMRO expects the Dutch economy to shrink by 3.8% this year in a s...

Consumer deviates to specialized shops and delivery service

17 April 2020

Consumer spending is expected to shrink by a total of around 5% this year, according to a report published by ABN AMRO on Friday 17 April. The bank assumes a scenario in which the intelligent lockdown will last two month...

Corona crisis can bring about major changes in the food sector

16 April 2020

Analysts at Rabobank claim that the corona crisis could cause fundamental changes in the food sector. It is unclear how long the crisis measures will last in the various countries affected. This makes it difficult to est...

Stockpiling supports cereal prices

10 April 2020

The corona crisis is having a major impact on commodity prices. For example, the CRB index – a representative indicator of global commodity markets – has fallen by around 30% since the coronavirus escalation began on 20 ...

One fifth of the economy stagnates in April and May

09 April 2020

As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, approximately one fifth of the Dutch economy is currently largely at a standstill. The longer the corona problem lasts, the greater the share of the economy that is affected. I...

De toekomst van vleesvervangers

06 February 2020

De vleesvervanger is anno 2020 niet meer uit het assortiment van de supermarkt weg te denken. Cijfers van onderzoeksbureau IRI tonen aan dat de verkopen van vleesvervangers via supermarkten sinds 2017 met 50 procent zijn...

BRICS: An emerging commodity coalition

12 November 2019

The BRICS (an abbreviation for the emerging markets Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have in recent decades developed into both economic and commodity heavyweights. ABN AMRO believes that over the next ten ...

Six ways to tackle the plastic puzzle

10 October 2019

The Dutch use approximately 26 billion plastic food packaging per year and the trend points to a further increase. However, if consumers reduce their use by five packs per year, this could halt growth. This is the conclu...

Grain prices volatile due to trade conflict and weather

25 July 2019

The grain markets have had a turbulent first half of the year. Many grain prices have shown greater volatility throughout the year. The trade conflict and weather conditions had a particularly strong impact on grain pric...