Investment climate; The Netherlands international comparison 1990-2009

Investment climate; The Netherlands international comparison 1990-2009

Countries Periods Gross Domestic Product GDP, total (millions USD) Gross Domestic Product GDP per capita (USD) Exports Export of goods and services (% of GDP) Exports Export of high-tech goods (% of exported goods) Foreign Direct Investments (millions USD) Value added in services (% of GDP) Population size (million persons)
France 1990 1,244,459 20,240 21 16 13,183 69 56.7
France 1995 1,569,983 25,190 23 19 23,736 72 57.8
France 2000 1,327,964 24,450 29 24 42,379 74 58.9
France 2005 2,146,530 34,930 26 20 84,997 77 60.9
France 2008 2,854,229 42,080 27 20 64,577 78 62.3
France 2009 2,649,390 42,620 23 . 59,989 79 62.6
Germany 1990 1,714,470 20,630 25 11 3,004 61 79.4
Germany 1995 2,522,792 28,630 24 13 11,985 67 81.6
Germany 2000 1,900,221 25,510 33 18 210,085 68 82.2
Germany 2005 2,788,390 35,080 41 17 46,473 70 82.5
Germany 2008 3,634,526 42,670 47 14 26,804 69 82.1
Germany 2009 3,330,032 42,450 41 . 39,153 73 81.9
The Netherlands 1990 294,871 18,820 56 16 10,676 66 15.0
The Netherlands 1995 418,969 25,630 59 24 12,206 69 15.5
The Netherlands 2000 385,075 26,580 70 35 63,119 72 15.9
The Netherlands 2005 638,471 39,870 70 31 47,328 74 16.3
The Netherlands 2008 872,865 48,520 77 22 5,691 73 16.4
The Netherlands 2009 792,128 48,460 69 . 33,287 74 16.5
United Kingdom 1990 1,012,576 16,600 24 24 33,504 64 57.2
United Kingdom 1995 1,157,119 19,620 28 27 21,731 67 58.0
United Kingdom 2000 1,477,581 25,910 28 32 122,157 72 58.9
United Kingdom 2005 2,280,114 38,880 26 28 177,405 76 60.2
United Kingdom 2008 2,662,652 45,760 29 19 93,506 77 61.4
United Kingdom 2009 2,174,530 41,370 28 . 24,799 78 61.8
Australia 1990 314,519 17,420 15 8 8,111 64 17.1
Australia 1995 371,091 19,470 18 13 12,026 68 18.1
Australia 2000 416,923 21,260 19 15 13,618 70 19.2
Australia 2005 696,034 30,400 18 13 -35,601 70 20.4
Australia 2008 1,039,415 41,890 20 12 47,281 68 21.4
Australia 2009 924,843 43,770 . . 22,572 . 21.9
South Afrika 1990 112,014 3,390 24 . -76 55 35.2
South Afrika 1995 151,113 3,740 23 6 1,248 61 39.1
South Afrika 2000 132,878 3,050 28 7 969 65 44.0
South Afrika 2005 247,064 4,850 27 7 6,522 66 47.2
South Afrika 2008 276,451 5,870 35 5 9,645 64 48.8
South Afrika 2009 285,366 5,760 27 . 5,628 66 49.3
South Korea 1990 263,777 6,000 28 18 789 49 42.9
South Korea 1995 517,118 10,770 29 26 1,776 52 45.1
South Korea 2000 533,384 9,910 39 35 9,283 57 47.0
South Korea 2005 844,863 16,900 39 32 6,309 59 48.1
South Korea 2008 931,402 21,570 53 . 3,311 61 48.6
South Korea 2009 832,512 19,830 50 . 1,506 61 48.7
United States 1990 5,754,800 23,250 10 33 48,490 70 249.6
United States 1995 7,359,300 28,130 11 31 57,800 72 266.3
United States 2000 9,898,800 34,890 11 34 321,274 75 282.2
United States 2005 12,579,700 44,620 10 30 112,638 77 295.8
United States 2008 14,369,100 47,580 13 27 328,334 77 304.4
United States 2009 14,119,000 46,360 11 . 134,710 . 307.0
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table shows basic figures on population and economic development for sixty countries. It concerns the following elementary indicators:
- Gross Domestic Product;
- Gross Domestic Product per capita;
- Exports of goods and services;
- Exports of high-tech goods;
- Incoming Foreign Direct Investments;
- Value added in services;
- Population size.

These indicators give an overall picture of the economic size and trade position of a country. The national economic development defines the basic climate within which companies develop their activities. A good economic development ensures a favourable investment climate in which enterprises can function well.

Note:
Comparable definitions are used to compare the figures presented internationally. The definitions sometimes differ from definitions used by Statistics Netherlands. The figures in this table could differ from Dutch figures presented elsewhere on the website of Statistics Netherlands.

Data available from 1990 - 2009.

Status of the figures:
All figures are final.

Changes as of April 2019:
This table has been discontinued.

When will new figures be published?
No longer applicable.

Description topics

Gross Domestic Product
Sum of the gross value added of all companies within a country plux taxes
minus subsidies.
These GDP values were converted to US dollars to make a comparison
between countries possible, and do not correspond directly to the GDP
figures in euros published by Statistics Netherlands elsewhere. The
fluctuations in the exchange rates between euro and dollar make these
figures unfit for providing a picture of Dutch GDP developments over the
years. These figures are, however, suitable for making comparisons between
several countries by year.
Source: World Bank, World Development Indicators.
GDP, total
Gross Domestic Product, total.
The values have been converted to US dollars at the exchange rate of the
year concerned.
Source: World Bank, World Development Indicators.
GDP per capita
Gross Domestic Product divided by the size of the population.
The values have been converted to US dollars at the exchange rate of the
year concerned.
Source: World Bank, World Development Indicators.
Exports
Value of the products from a country that are sold abroad.
Source: World Bank, World Development Indicators.
Export of goods and services
Source: World Bank, World Development Indicators.
Export of high-tech goods
High-tech goods are based on advanced technology.
Source: World Bank, World Development Indicators.
Foreign Direct Investments
Incoming Foreign Direct Investments.
Investments of a company or another organisation of a country (economy) in
a company of another economy with the intention of acquiring a permanent
interest. Absolute control by the foreign investor is not required. With a
share of at least 10 percent an investor has substantial influence on a
company or can take part directly in running it.
The values have been converted to US Dollars at the exchange rate of the
year concerned.
Source: World Bank, World Development Indicators.
Value added in services
Total production of the services sector, consisting of all goods and
services produced minus the inputs used (for example materials).
Source: World Bank, World Develoment Indicators.
Population size
The number of inhabitants in a country.
Source: World Bank, World Development Indicators.