International trade; Imports and exports of services 2014-2020

International trade; Imports and exports of services 2014-2020

Services Countries Periods Imports of services (million euros) Exports of services (million euros) Net services (million euros)
S Total Services Total countries 2020 1st quarter 55,621 57,710 2,090
S Total Services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 48,252 53,240 4,988
S Total Services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 51,710 56,110 4,400
S Total Services Total countries 2020 4th quarter 54,555 59,475 4,920
S Total Services Total countries 2020 210,138 226,535 16,397
SA Manufacturing services Total countries 2020 1st quarter 1,707 1,605 -102
SA Manufacturing services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 1,642 1,589 -53
SA Manufacturing services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 1,658 1,416 -242
SA Manufacturing services Total countries 2020 4th quarter 1,891 1,888 -3
SA Manufacturing services Total countries 2020 6,899 6,499 -400
SB Maintenance and repair services Total countries 2020 1st quarter 568 630 62
SB Maintenance and repair services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 491 586 96
SB Maintenance and repair services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 444 576 132
SB Maintenance and repair services Total countries 2020 4th quarter 562 587 25
SB Maintenance and repair services Total countries 2020 2,065 2,379 314
SC Transport services Total countries 2020 1st quarter 8,202 10,100 1,899
SC Transport services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 7,191 8,831 1,640
SC Transport services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 7,385 9,359 1,973
SC Transport services Total countries 2020 4th quarter 8,076 10,057 1,981
SC Transport services Total countries 2020 30,854 38,346 7,492
SC1 Sea transport Total countries 2020 1st quarter 1,301 2,708 1,407
SC1 Sea transport Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 1,278 2,551 1,273
SC1 Sea transport Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 1,202 2,553 1,351
SC1 Sea transport Total countries 2020 4th quarter 1,265 2,614 1,348
SC1 Sea transport Total countries 2020 5,045 10,425 5,380
SC11 Sea transport: passenger transport Total countries 2020 1st quarter 0 17 17
SC11 Sea transport: passenger transport Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 0 18 18
SC11 Sea transport: passenger transport Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 0 27 27
SC11 Sea transport: passenger transport Total countries 2020 4th quarter 0 14 14
SC11 Sea transport: passenger transport Total countries 2020 0 76 76
SC12 Sea transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 1st quarter 818 1,966 1,148
SC12 Sea transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 827 1,839 1,012
SC12 Sea transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 770 1,825 1,055
SC12 Sea transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 4th quarter 783 1,876 1,093
SC12 Sea transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 3,198 7,506 4,308
SC13 Sea transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2020 1st quarter 482 724 242
SC13 Sea transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 451 694 243
SC13 Sea transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 431 701 270
SC13 Sea transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2020 4th quarter 483 723 241
SC13 Sea transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2020 1,848 2,842 995
SC2 Air transport Total countries 2020 1st quarter 1,159 3,423 2,264
SC2 Air transport Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 687 2,479 1,793
SC2 Air transport Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 692 2,766 2,074
SC2 Air transport Total countries 2020 4th quarter 770 3,287 2,516
SC2 Air transport Total countries 2020 3,308 11,955 8,647
SC21 Air transport: passenger transport Total countries 2020 1st quarter 422 1,118 695
SC21 Air transport: passenger transport Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 36 227 191
SC21 Air transport: passenger transport Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 89 413 325
SC21 Air transport: passenger transport Total countries 2020 4th quarter 49 443 394
SC21 Air transport: passenger transport Total countries 2020 596 2,201 1,605
SC22 Air transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 1st quarter 336 952 617
SC22 Air transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 393 1,057 665
SC22 Air transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 337 1,059 722
SC22 Air transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 4th quarter 432 1,253 821
SC22 Air transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 1,498 4,322 2,824
SC23 Air transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2020 1st quarter 401 1,353 952
SC23 Air transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 258 1,195 937
SC23 Air transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 266 1,294 1,028
SC23 Air transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2020 4th quarter 289 1,590 1,301
SC23 Air transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2020 1,214 5,432 4,218
SC3 Other transport Total countries 2020 1st quarter 5,527 3,686 -1,841
SC3 Other transport Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 4,939 3,446 -1,493
SC3 Other transport Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 5,245 3,696 -1,549
SC3 Other transport Total countries 2020 4th quarter 5,681 3,759 -1,922
SC3 Other transport Total countries 2020 21,392 14,586 -6,806
SC31 Other transport: passenger transpor Total countries 2020 1st quarter 20 10 -10
SC31 Other transport: passenger transpor Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 7 2 -5
SC31 Other transport: passenger transpor Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 15 10 -5
SC31 Other transport: passenger transpor Total countries 2020 4th quarter 14 9 -5
SC31 Other transport: passenger transpor Total countries 2020 55 31 -24
SC32 Other transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 1st quarter 3,034 2,888 -146
SC32 Other transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 2,632 2,712 80
SC32 Other transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 2,735 2,968 233
SC32 Other transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 4th quarter 2,891 2,989 98
SC32 Other transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 11,292 11,557 265
SC33 Other transport: supporting and aux Total countries 2020 1st quarter 2,474 788 -1,686
SC33 Other transport: supporting and aux Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 2,300 732 -1,568
SC33 Other transport: supporting and aux Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 2,496 718 -1,778
SC33 Other transport: supporting and aux Total countries 2020 4th quarter 2,776 761 -2,015
SC33 Other transport: supporting and aux Total countries 2020 10,046 2,998 -7,047
SC4 Postal and courier services Total countries 2020 1st quarter 214 284 69
SC4 Postal and courier services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 288 355 67
SC4 Postal and courier services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 246 343 97
SC4 Postal and courier services Total countries 2020 4th quarter 359 397 38
SC4 Postal and courier services Total countries 2020 1,108 1,380 271
SD Travel Total countries 2020 1st quarter 3,087 3,064 -23
SD Travel Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 605 1,246 641
SD Travel Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 2,339 3,286 948
SD Travel Total countries 2020 4th quarter 1,126 1,172 46
SD Travel Total countries 2020 7,157 8,769 1,612
SDA Business travel Total countries 2020 1st quarter 519 1,362 843
SDA Business travel Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 78 450 373
SDA Business travel Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 275 654 379
SDA Business travel Total countries 2020 4th quarter 229 538 309
SDA Business travel Total countries 2020 1,101 3,004 1,903
SDA1 Business travel: border, seasonal, Total countries 2020 1st quarter 23 328 305
SDA1 Business travel: border, seasonal, Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 6 341 335
SDA1 Business travel: border, seasonal, Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 9 378 369
SDA1 Business travel: border, seasonal, Total countries 2020 4th quarter 9 345 336
SDA1 Business travel: border, seasonal, Total countries 2020 47 1,392 1,345
SDA2 Business travel: other Total countries 2020 1st quarter 496 1,034 537
SDA2 Business travel: other Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 72 110 38
SDA2 Business travel: other Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 266 276 10
SDA2 Business travel: other Total countries 2020 4th quarter 220 193 -27
SDA2 Business travel: other Total countries 2020 1,054 1,612 558
SDB Personal travel Total countries 2020 1st quarter 2,568 1,702 -865
SDB Personal travel Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 527 796 269
SDB Personal travel Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 2,063 2,632 569
SDB Personal travel Total countries 2020 4th quarter 897 635 -263
SDB Personal travel Total countries 2020 6,056 5,765 -291
SDB1 Personal travel: health-related exp Total countries 2020 1st quarter 138 16 -122
SDB1 Personal travel: health-related exp Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 138 16 -122
SDB1 Personal travel: health-related exp Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 138 16 -122
SDB1 Personal travel: health-related exp Total countries 2020 4th quarter 138 16 -122
SDB1 Personal travel: health-related exp Total countries 2020 552 64 -488
SDB2 Personal travel: education-related Total countries 2020 1st quarter 137 195 58
SDB2 Personal travel: education-related Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 39 195 155
SDB2 Personal travel: education-related Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 167 239 72
SDB2 Personal travel: education-related Total countries 2020 4th quarter 167 239 72
SDB2 Personal travel: education-related Total countries 2020 510 868 357
SDB3 Personal travel: travel-related and Total countries 2020 1st quarter 2,293 1,492 -801
SDB3 Personal travel: travel-related and Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 350 585 235
SDB3 Personal travel: travel-related and Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 1,758 2,377 619
SDB3 Personal travel: travel-related and Total countries 2020 4th quarter 592 380 -213
SDB3 Personal travel: travel-related and Total countries 2020 4,993 4,834 -160
SE Construction Total countries 2020 1st quarter 602 651 49
SE Construction Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 640 613 -27
SE Construction Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 631 767 136
SE Construction Total countries 2020 4th quarter 682 769 87
SE Construction Total countries 2020 2,555 2,800 245
SF Insurance: premiums and claims Total countries 2020 1st quarter 180 373 192
SF Insurance: premiums and claims Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 143 337 194
SF Insurance: premiums and claims Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 156 327 172
SF Insurance: premiums and claims Total countries 2020 4th quarter 196 356 159
SF Insurance: premiums and claims Total countries 2020 675 1,393 718
SG Financial services Total countries 2020 1st quarter 3,130 2,023 -1,107
SG Financial services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 2,773 1,989 -784
SG Financial services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 3,361 2,165 -1,196
SG Financial services Total countries 2020 4th quarter 3,463 2,458 -1,005
SG Financial services Total countries 2020 12,728 8,636 -4,092
SH Charges for the use of intell.pr Total countries 2020 1st quarter 13,689 16,047 2,358
SH Charges for the use of intell.pr Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 14,112 17,216 3,105
SH Charges for the use of intell.pr Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 14,864 16,527 1,663
SH Charges for the use of intell.pr Total countries 2020 4th quarter 14,037 17,757 3,721
SH Charges for the use of intell.pr Total countries 2020 56,701 67,548 10,846
SI Telecommunications, computer and info Total countries 2020 1st quarter 4,841 6,327 1,486
SI Telecommunications, computer and info Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 4,670 5,840 1,169
SI Telecommunications, computer and info Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 4,538 6,548 2,010
SI Telecommunications, computer and info Total countries 2020 4th quarter 5,471 7,072 1,600
SI Telecommunications, computer and info Total countries 2020 19,521 25,787 6,266
SI1 Telecommunications services Total countries 2020 1st quarter 732 861 129
SI1 Telecommunications services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 754 901 147
SI1 Telecommunications services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 710 824 114
SI1 Telecommunications services Total countries 2020 4th quarter 757 919 161
SI1 Telecommunications services Total countries 2020 2,953 3,504 551
SI2 Computer services Total countries 2020 1st quarter 3,473 3,679 206
SI2 Computer services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 3,383 3,513 130
SI2 Computer services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 3,289 4,108 819
SI2 Computer services Total countries 2020 4th quarter 4,119 4,347 229
SI2 Computer services Total countries 2020 14,264 15,647 1,383
SI3 Information services Total countries 2020 1st quarter 636 1,787 1,151
SI3 Information services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 533 1,426 893
SI3 Information services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 540 1,617 1,077
SI3 Information services Total countries 2020 4th quarter 595 1,806 1,210
SI3 Information services Total countries 2020 2,304 6,636 4,331
SJ Other business services Total countries 2020 1st quarter 18,730 15,970 -2,761
SJ Other business services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 15,408 14,142 -1,267
SJ Other business services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 15,910 14,350 -1,561
SJ Other business services Total countries 2020 4th quarter 18,646 16,451 -2,195
SJ Other business services Total countries 2020 68,695 60,912 -7,783
SJ1 Research and development (R&D) Total countries 2020 1st quarter 1,569 1,015 -555
SJ1 Research and development (R&D) Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 1,598 1,245 -353
SJ1 Research and development (R&D) Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 1,465 1,197 -268
SJ1 Research and development (R&D) Total countries 2020 4th quarter 1,982 1,871 -111
SJ1 Research and development (R&D) Total countries 2020 6,614 5,328 -1,286
SJ2 Professional and management consulti Total countries 2020 1st quarter 10,527 7,264 -3,263
SJ2 Professional and management consulti Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 8,277 7,047 -1,230
SJ2 Professional and management consulti Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 8,777 6,237 -2,541
SJ2 Professional and management consulti Total countries 2020 4th quarter 10,385 7,920 -2,464
SJ2 Professional and management consulti Total countries 2020 37,965 28,468 -9,497
SJ3 Technical, trade-related and other Total countries 2020 1st quarter 6,634 7,691 1,057
SJ3 Technical, trade-related and other Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 5,533 5,849 316
SJ3 Technical, trade-related and other Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 5,669 6,916 1,248
SJ3 Technical, trade-related and other Total countries 2020 4th quarter 6,280 6,660 380
SJ3 Technical, trade-related and other Total countries 2020 24,116 27,116 3,000
SK Personal, cultural and rec.services Total countries 2020 1st quarter 846 478 -368
SK Personal, cultural and rec.services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 532 418 -113
SK Personal, cultural and rec.services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 391 389 -2
SK Personal, cultural and rec.services Total countries 2020 4th quarter 363 480 117
SK Personal, cultural and rec.services Total countries 2020 2,131 1,765 -366
SK1 Audiovisual and related services Total countries 2020 1st quarter 754 369 -385
SK1 Audiovisual and related services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 443 341 -102
SK1 Audiovisual and related services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 310 304 -6
SK1 Audiovisual and related services Total countries 2020 4th quarter 281 382 102
SK1 Audiovisual and related services Total countries 2020 1,788 1,397 -391
SK2 Other personal, cultural and recr. Total countries 2020 1st quarter 91 109 17
SK2 Other personal, cultural and recr. Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 88 77 -12
SK2 Other personal, cultural and recr. Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 81 85 4
SK2 Other personal, cultural and recr. Total countries 2020 4th quarter 82 97 15
SK2 Other personal, cultural and recr. Total countries 2020 343 368 25
SL Government goods and services n.i.e. Total countries 2020 1st quarter 39 442 404
SL Government goods and services n.i.e. Total countries 2020 2nd quarter 45 431 386
SL Government goods and services n.i.e. Total countries 2020 3rd quarter 32 400 368
SL Government goods and services n.i.e. Total countries 2020 4th quarter 41 428 387
SL Government goods and services n.i.e. Total countries 2020 157 1,701 1,545
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table contains information on Dutch imports, exports and net balance of services broken down by various service types and countries (groups) provided or purchased by companies and persons domiciled in the Netherlands.

An entirely renewed classification of services which are used by all EU countries from 2014 onwards is based on the “Balance of Payments Manual 6” (BPM6).

Data available from: 2014

Status of the figures:
As of 2020, a redesign of the International trade in services has taken place. To make time series and mutual comparison possible, 2020 will be published in 2 ways. In the 2014-2020 time series table 2020 is model-based using response data and auxiliary data from the tax authorities. The first quarter of 2021 has temporarily been added to the old 2014-2020 table awaiting the publication of the new table. With the release of the new table starting in 2020, the first quarter 2021 is no longer published in the old time series.

As of 2017 is the publication and revision policy of international trade in services review.
The figures on the Dutch international trade in services are available on quarterly and annual basis. Provisional quarterly figures are one quarter after the end of the reporting period available. With the publication of a new quarter, also the figures for the previous quarter and if applicable the other previous quarters of the year are adjusted on the basis of new source material (provisional figures). At the time of a year four quarters are available quarterly on the basis of these four figures a year calculation is made. This year calculation is available in the autumn of the following year. The year calculation is then adjusted again the following year, this time final. Also the quarterly figures of the year reviewed.

Changes as of October 6, 2021:
The figures of 2020 are adjusted and are final now.

Changes as of October 15, 2021:
The 2019 figures are final and the provisional 2020 figures are adjusted.
The first quarter of 2021 is no longer model-based available in the old time series because of the release of the new table starting in 2020.
See table International trade; "Imports and exports of services by country, quarter" in chapter 3.

Changes as of June 25, 2021:
From the first quarter of 2020, the figures of this statistic have been influenced by COVID-19 and this is reflected in some services. The provisional figures of the fourth quarter of 2020 are adjusted and the provisional figures of the first quarter of year 2021 are added.

When will new figures be published?
There will be no new figures, all figures are final.

Description topics

Imports of services
The value of services received from non-residents by Dutch resident companies and persons, including expenditures of Dutch residents abroad (travel).
Exports of services
The value of services provided to non-residents by Dutch resident companies, including purchases by non-residents in the Netherlands (travel).
Net services
The value of exports of services minus the value of imports of services.