However, imports from Russia rose 115% in financial terms to €4.1 billion, largely because of soaring energy prices. Fuel accounted for €1.7 billion of the increase, while metals such as nickel, aluminium and copper, which have also gone up sharply in price, accounting for €400 million.
Imports into the Netherlands from Ukraine, including corn and sunflower oil, were down 10% in financial value but 31% in volume terms.
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