The Netherlands exported 5.2 billion euro worth of goods to Austria In 2011. This is 6 percent more than in 2010, when exports were 19 percent higher than the year before. Dutch imports from Austria rose by 7 percent in 2011 to 1.9 billion euro. This resulted in a trade surplus of 3.3 billion euro.
Goods trade with Austria
Exports: machines up 8 percent
Machines and transport equipment made up one third of Dutch exports to Austria in 2011. This share was slightly larger than in 2010. In 2011 the export value of machines amounted to 1.7 billion euro, 8 percent more than in 2010. The largest increase, 31 percent, occurred in the category transport equipment. Just as in 2010, more road tractors (+510 vehicles) were exported. More heavy goods vehicles were also sold (+290).
Chemicals: exports worth 1 billion euro
With an export value of 1 billion euro (+12 percent), chemical products account for nearly 20 percent of Dutch exports to Austria. This means that over half of exports to Austria consist of machines and chemical products. The increase in exports consisted mainly of organic chemical products (+30 percent) and synthetics (+20 percent).
Less paper and cardboard imported
The value of the Dutch imports of paper and cardboard, the main products imported from Austria, fell by 12 percent in 2011. Import values of food (+11 percent) and machines (+8 percent) rose substantially, however.
The share of machines and manufactured goods (main import categories) stayed at roughly the same level as in 2010, namely 56 percent.
Imports from Austria by product