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. 

Graph 1: Export of goods to the United Kingdom
Graph 2: Export of goods to the United Kingdom top 10, 2017
Graph 3: Export of services to the United Kingdom
Graph 4: Export of services to the United Kingdom top 9 industries, 2017
Graph 5: Share of exports to the United Kingdom relative to GDP
Graph 6: Export revenues of goods and services to the United Kingdom 2017
Graph 7: Employment related to exports to United Kingdom in labour years 2016
Graph 8: British tourists in the Netherlands

Goods exports to the United Kingdom (y-o-y % change)
 Export value
2016 January-0.7
2016 February7.4
2016 March0.6
2016 April31.3
2016 May10.4
2016 June6.5
2016 July2.2
2016 August8.9
2016 September3
2016 October1.6
2016 November5.8
2016 December0.8
2017 January12
2017 February4.4
2017 March9.6
2017 April-26.7
2017 May8.2
2017 June-0.9
2017 July1.1
2017 August1.9
2017 September0.4
2017 October6.5
2017 November6.8
2017 December-2.6
2018* January-3.3
2018* February-9.4
2018* March-5.3
2018* April10.9
2018* May6.7
2018* June-3
2018* July5.9
2018* August3.5
2018* September1.4
2018* October8.8
*provisional figures

Top 10 of goods exported to the UK, 2017 (bn euros)
 2017
Mobile telephones3.451
Crude oil and petroleum products2.961
Medicines and pharmaceutical products2.354
Office equipment2.146
Fruit and vegetables2.006
Road transport vehicles1.93
Various manufactured goods1.688
Electrical equipment1.583
Meat and meat products1.374
Other raw animal and vegetable products1.186

Service exports to the United Kingdom (bn euros)
 Service exports
2014 Q134.698
2014 Q236.875
2014 Q339.641
2014 Q444.096
2015 Q145.812
2015 Q243.927
2015 Q342.403
2015 Q446.19
2016 Q141.136
2016 Q241.428
2016 Q342.851
2016 Q447.088
2017* Q144.426
2017* Q248.748
2017* Q347.918
2017* Q452.069
2018* Q146.838
2018* Q250.82
2018* Q353.037
*provisional figures

Exports of services to the UK, top 9 industries, 2017 (bn euros)
 2017
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

Share of exports to the UK relative to GDP (%)
 Exports of Dutch-manufactured goodsRe-exportsExports of services
20151.460.41.31
20161.50.411.33
20171.410.391.29

Export revenues of goods and services to the UK, 2017 (million euros)
 Exports of manufactured goodsRe-exportsExports of services
Wholesale and commission trade16641534530
Holdings and management consultancies326110799
Storage and transport services199101738
Temp agencies and employment services47591416
Agriculture952830
IT services14147674
Road haulage215139437
Food industry7651133
Mining of natural gas and petroleum2385571
Chemical industry6071177

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

British tourists in the Netherlands (x 1,000)
 GuestsOvernight stays
201216623217
201316803258
201418573675
201519673958
201620454202
2017**22294592
** Provisional figures