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

Export of goods to United Kingdom (y-o-y % change)
Group,Category% change in total export value
2016January-0.7
February7.4
March0.6
April31.3
May10.4
June6.5
July2.2
August8.9
September3
October1.6
November5.8
December0.8
2017January12
February4.4
March9.6
April-26.7
May8.2
June-0.9
July1.1
August1.9
September0.4
October6.5
November6.8
December-2.6
2018*January-3.3
February-9.1
March-4.8
April10.9
May6.7
June-3
July5.9
August3.5
September1.4
October8.8
November-2.2
December1.4
*provisional figures

Export of Dutch domestic goods exports to United Kingdom, 2018 (billion euros)
Export valueExport value 2018
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 (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