Brexit and Dutch Exports: Fewer glasshouses, more glass towers as agri-food shrinks and finance gains.

by Donal Smith, OECD Trade Directorate and Economics Department The Netherlands is likely to be one of the European countries that is going to be significantly affected by the United Kingdom’s planned departure from the European Union (Brexit). As an open economy with strong trade and investment links to the United Kingdom, the Netherlands is … More Brexit and Dutch Exports: Fewer glasshouses, more glass towers as agri-food shrinks and finance gains.

As Estonian exporters lead the way, policy needs to adapt

by Zuzana Smidova, Estonia Desk, OECD Economics Department International trade plays an important role in the Estonian economy (Figure 1). Around a half of the private sector employment is sustained by foreign demand, twice as much as the OECD average. By another measure, over 40% of the value added created in the economy is linked … More As Estonian exporters lead the way, policy needs to adapt

Brazil: A tale of two industries or how openness to trade matters

by Jens Arnold Senior Economist, Head of the Brazil Desk, OECD Economics Department Brazil has a large and diversified industrial sector, but while parts of it are thriving, others are facing hard times, in part because they are weakly integrated into the world economy. The automotive and the aircraft sectors are two opposite examples of … More Brazil: A tale of two industries or how openness to trade matters