Trade and tourism

Below you will find a number of indicators in the area of trade and tourism. In the graphs, the month or quarter of the referendum is marked. At the bottom of the page you will find references to datasets and relevant external sources.

Export of goods to United Kingdom
YearMonth% change in total export value (y-o-y % change)
2016January-0.7
2016February7.4
2016March0.6
2016April31.3
2016May10.4
2016June6.5
2016July2.2
2016August8.9
2016September3.0
2016October1.6
2016November5.8
2016December0.8
2017January12.0
2017February4.4
2017March9.6
2017April-26.7
2017May8.2
2017June-0.9
2017July1.1
2017August1.9
2017September0.4
2017October6.5
2017November6.8
2017December-2.6
2018*January3.1
2018*February-5.7
2018*March-1.8
2018*April11.8
2018*May6.7
2018*June-2.9
2018*July4.8
2018*August3.6
2018*September1.6
2018*October9.0
2018*November-2.2
2018*December2.3
2019*January7.2
2019*February9.9
2019*March10.0
2019*April-1.8
2019*May-8.0
2019*June-7.4
2019*July-0.9
2019*August-4.4
2019*September3.7
2019*October4.1
*provisional figures

Export of Dutch domestic goods exports to United Kingdom, 2018
Export valueExport value 2018 (billion euros)
Petroleum and natural gas2.319
Fruit and vegetables1.397
Meat1.153
Flowers and plants1.06
Medicines0.951
Plastics in primary forms0.818
Passenger cars0.687
Iron and steel0.506
Paper and cardboard0.405
Engines, generators0.364
Specialised machinery0.354
Beverages0.352
Oils and fats0.29
Computers0.283
Lorries0.277
Telephones0.268
Dairy products0.265
Cereals an cereal products0.256
Cocoa and chocolate0.242
Precision and measuring instruments0.237

Exports of services to the UK, top 9 industries, 2017
 2017 (bn euros)
Technical, trade-related and other business services4.302
Professional and management consulting services2.996
Computer services2.770
Franchises and trademarks2.292
Road transport1.779
Maritime transport1.230
Aviation1.061
Telecommunication services0.845
Information services0.825

Dutch revenues from exports to the UK
 Export of Dutch-manufactured goods (bn euros)Re-exports (bn euros)Service exports (bn euros)
20158.7572.9811.48
20169.4582.94611.795
20179.0842.95612.481
2018*9.0473.34613.117
* estimate, provisional figures

Revenues from exports to the UK, 2018*
 Export of Dutch-manufactured goods (bn euros)Re-exports of goods (bn euros)Service exports (bn euros)
Wholesale and
commission trade
1.2941.8150.685
Holdings and
management consultancies
0.340.1861.382
IT services0.1240.0851.164
Storage and transport
services
0.150.0950.867
Temp agencies and
employment services
0.4130.1120.573
Agriculture0.9250.0170.04
Road haulage0.1490.1020.592
Food industry0.7350.0090.042
Chemical industry0.6560.0140.089
Banking services0.1830.0560.487
* estimate, provisional figures

Employment related to exports to United Kingdom in labour years, 2016
 Labour years (x 1,000)
Business services62
Manufacturing41
Trade38
Transport and storage25
Other52

British tourists in the Netherlands
YearGuests (x 1,000)Overnight stays (x 1,000)
201216623217
201316803258
201418573675
201519673958
201620454202
201722294592
201822124635