International trade; Dutch export specialisation with respect to the EU

International trade; Dutch export specialisation with respect to the EU

Harmonized System Periods Distribution of exports Exports of Dutch products
05 Products of animal origin, not els... 2020 35.9
11 Products of the milling industry; ... 2020 86.3
30 Pharmaceutical products 2020 37.0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; ... 2020 67.7
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2020 47.9
69 Ceramic products 2020 61.5
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table describes the export specialisation of Dutch exports using the Balassa index. A Balassa index higher than 1 indicates specialisation in a product. If the index is below 1, there is no specialisation in that product.

The table also shows the share of each product chapter of the Harmonized System in total Dutch exports. Furthermore, it shows both the share of products made in the Netherlands as the re-exports of this chapter.

Data available from: 1996.

Status of the figures:
The figures are definite.

Changes as of December 3, 2021:
The final figures for 2020 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
The figures become available in the fourth quarter after the year under review.

Description topics

Distribution of exports
Exports of Dutch products
Exports of commodities produced or manufactured in the Netherlands.