Industry of the Netherlands Авторы: Багрянова Оксана, гр. 5-5 МЦ Таюпов Альберт, гр. 5-5 МЦ
The Netherlands is a highly industrialized country. Its main industries are: food processing, petroleum chemistry and petroleum refining, machinery and electronic industry.
<ul><li>The leading industry of the Netherlands is food processing. It is based on the highly developed Dutch agriculture and specializes mainly in dairy products, such as: cottage cheese, butter, powered milk, etc. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Also, among the most important sectors of the food processing industry are: sugar production, fruit and vegetable processing, cacao, chocolate and tea production. The Netherlands ranks third in the world's beer production; this country is also one of the biggest producers of non-alcoholic beverages. </li></ul>
<ul><li>The industry of petroleum chemistry and petroleum refining produces about 18% of the Dutch export commodities. The Netherlands is in Top-10 in organic synthesis and plastics production. </li></ul>
<ul><li>The textile industry specializes in the manufacture of cotton, woolen and viscose fabrics. The Netherlands is the leading viscose exporter. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Electronics constitute about 45% of the machinery industry's products and near 19% of the export commodities. The main products are: office equipment and computers, audio and video equipment, medical equipment. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Shipbuilding and ship repairing play the major role in the machinery industry. The shipyards produce stationary motors, ship motors, pumps, cranes and other port equipment. The machinery enterprises also produce metal structures and machines for milk, margarine and butter production. </li></ul>