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 the United Kingdom (year-on-year % change)
 % change in total export value
2013 June5.2
2013 July14.3
2013 August-2.4
2013 September9.1
2013 October1.2
2013 November8.2
2013 December6.5
2014 January5.2
2014 February6.3
2014 March-4
2014 April9.3
2014 May-2.3
2014 June2.8
2014 July3.7
2014 August0.8
2014 September0.2
2014 October-6.1
2014 November-11
2014 December6.3
2015 January-7.5
2015 February1.9
2015 March5.1
2015 April-7.7
2015 May-5.9
2015 June5.1
2015 July-4
2015 August2.3
2015 September-0.9
2015 October-4.3
2015 November4.5
2015 December3.3
2016 January0
2016 February8.9
2016 March1.8
2016 April32.4
2016 May10.8
2016 June6.6
2016 July2.8
2016 August9.4
2016 September3.5
2016 October1.7
2016 November5.2
2016 December0.7
2017 January11.1
2017 February2.9
2017 March8.8
2017 April-27.2
2017 May7.9
2017 June-1
2017 July0.7
2017 August1.7
2017 September0.2
2017 October6.5
2017 November6.1
2017 December-7.1
2018 January-3.2
2018 February-8.9
2018 March-5.3

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

Exports of services to the UK (bn euros)
 Service exports
2014 Q14.165
2014 Q24.316
2014 Q34.262
2014 Q44.72
2015 Q14.165
2015 Q24.715
2015 Q34.947
2015 Q45.597
2016 Q15.08
2016 Q24.815
2016 Q34.991
2016 Q45.358
2017 Q14.958
2017 Q25.394
2017 Q35.428
2017 Q45.936
2018 Q15.418

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 services2.77
Franchises and trademarks2.292
Road transport1.779
Maritime transport1.23
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