International trade; Imports and exports of services by country, quarter

International trade; Imports and exports of services by country, quarter

Services Countries Periods Imports of services (million euros) Exports of services (million euros) Net services (million euros)
S Total Services Total countries 2019 4th quarter 64,627 67,029 2,402
S Total Services Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 54,912 57,536 2,624
S Total Services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 48,760 53,251 4,491
S Total Services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 50,600 55,026 4,426
S Total Services Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 53,370 57,581 4,211
S Total Services Total countries 2020* 207,642 223,394 15,752
SA Manufacturing services Total countries 2019 4th quarter 1,621 1,974 352
SA Manufacturing services Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 1,486 1,620 134
SA Manufacturing services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 1,441 1,640 200
SA Manufacturing services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 1,456 1,501 45
SA Manufacturing services Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 1,690 1,945 255
SA Manufacturing services Total countries 2020* 6,073 6,706 633
SB Maintenance and repair services Total countries 2019 4th quarter 590 669 79
SB Maintenance and repair services Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 572 619 47
SB Maintenance and repair services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 486 568 82
SB Maintenance and repair services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 420 571 152
SB Maintenance and repair services Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 539 573 34
SB Maintenance and repair services Total countries 2020* 2,016 2,330 314
SC Transport services Total countries 2019 4th quarter 8,641 10,747 2,107
SC Transport services Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 8,232 9,967 1,735
SC Transport services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 7,269 8,690 1,421
SC Transport services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 7,368 9,306 1,938
SC Transport services Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 7,995 9,763 1,768
SC Transport services Total countries 2020* 30,863 37,725 6,862
SC1 Sea transport Total countries 2019 4th quarter 1,229 2,680 1,451
SC1 Sea transport Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 1,266 2,653 1,387
SC1 Sea transport Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 1,260 2,478 1,218
SC1 Sea transport Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 1,184 2,572 1,389
SC1 Sea transport Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 1,232 2,556 1,324
SC1 Sea transport Total countries 2020* 4,942 10,260 5,318
SC11 Sea transport: passenger transport Total countries 2019 4th quarter 0 25 25
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 2019 4th quarter 778 1,941 1,162
SC12 Sea transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 801 1,946 1,145
SC12 Sea transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 813 1,810 998
SC12 Sea transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 758 1,852 1,094
SC12 Sea transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 767 1,856 1,088
SC12 Sea transport: freight transport Total countries 2020* 3,139 7,464 4,325
SC13 Sea transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2019 4th quarter 451 714 263
SC13 Sea transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 466 691 225
SC13 Sea transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 447 650 203
SC13 Sea transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 425 694 269
SC13 Sea transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 465 686 221
SC13 Sea transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2020* 1,803 2,721 918
SC2 Air transport Total countries 2019 4th quarter 1,367 3,912 2,545
SC2 Air transport Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 1,152 3,377 2,225
SC2 Air transport Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 725 2,435 1,710
SC2 Air transport Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 651 2,724 2,073
SC2 Air transport Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 716 3,201 2,486
SC2 Air transport Total countries 2020* 3,244 11,737 8,493
SC21 Air transport: passenger transport Total countries 2019 4th quarter 621 1,496 875
SC21 Air transport: passenger transport Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 427 1,107 680
SC21 Air transport: passenger transport Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 140 223 83
SC21 Air transport: passenger transport Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 90 416 326
SC21 Air transport: passenger transport Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 51 446 396
SC21 Air transport: passenger transport Total countries 2020* 708 2,192 1,484
SC22 Air transport: freight transport Total countries 2019 4th quarter 313 871 558
SC22 Air transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 337 950 613
SC22 Air transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 386 1,058 672
SC22 Air transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 337 1,062 725
SC22 Air transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 427 1,259 833
SC22 Air transport: freight transport Total countries 2020* 1,487 4,329 2,842
SC23 Air transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2019 4th quarter 434 1,545 1,111
SC23 Air transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 388 1,320 932
SC23 Air transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 199 1,155 956
SC23 Air transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 225 1,246 1,022
SC23 Air transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 238 1,495 1,257
SC23 Air transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2020* 1,049 5,216 4,167
SC3 Other transport Total countries 2019 4th quarter 5,786 3,841 -1,946
SC3 Other transport Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 5,598 3,656 -1,942
SC3 Other transport Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 4,995 3,424 -1,571
SC3 Other transport Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 5,280 3,656 -1,624
SC3 Other transport Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 5,692 3,626 -2,066
SC3 Other transport Total countries 2020* 21,565 14,361 -7,203
SC31 Other transport: passenger transpor Total countries 2019 4th quarter 25 23 -2
SC31 Other transport: passenger transpor Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 20 17 -2
SC31 Other transport: passenger transpor Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 7 12 5
SC31 Other transport: passenger transpor Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 9 12 4
SC31 Other transport: passenger transpor Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 7 10 3
SC31 Other transport: passenger transpor Total countries 2020* 42 51 10
SC32 Other transport: freight transport Total countries 2019 4th quarter 3,120 3,058 -62
SC32 Other transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 3,039 2,862 -177
SC32 Other transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 2,625 2,686 62
SC32 Other transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 2,686 2,933 248
SC32 Other transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 2,731 2,881 151
SC32 Other transport: freight transport Total countries 2020* 11,080 11,363 283
SC33 Other transport: supporting and aux Total countries 2019 4th quarter 2,642 761 -1,881
SC33 Other transport: supporting and aux Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 2,539 777 -1,763
SC33 Other transport: supporting and aux Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 2,363 726 -1,638
SC33 Other transport: supporting and aux Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 2,585 710 -1,875
SC33 Other transport: supporting and aux Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 2,955 734 -2,220
SC33 Other transport: supporting and aux Total countries 2020* 10,443 2,947 -7,496
SC4 Postal and courier services Total countries 2019 4th quarter 258 314 57
SC4 Postal and courier services Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 215 281 65
SC4 Postal and courier services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 289 352 64
SC4 Postal and courier services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 253 354 101
SC4 Postal and courier services Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 355 379 24
SC4 Postal and courier services Total countries 2020* 1,112 1,366 254
SD Travel Total countries 2019 4th quarter 3,800 4,274 475
SD Travel Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 2,957 3,048 91
SD Travel Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 1,131 1,263 132
SD Travel Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 2,157 3,201 1,044
SD Travel Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 893 1,117 223
SD Travel Total countries 2020* 7,138 8,628 1,490
SDA Business travel Total countries 2019 4th quarter 605 1,995 1,390
SDA Business travel Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 450 1,345 895
SDA Business travel Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 670 488 -182
SDA Business travel Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 278 659 380
SDA Business travel Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 232 543 311
SDA Business travel Total countries 2020* 1,630 3,034 1,405
SDA1 Business travel: border, seasonal, Total countries 2019 4th quarter 24 383 359
SDA1 Business travel: border, seasonal, Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 23 307 284
SDA1 Business travel: border, seasonal, Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 5 378 373
SDA1 Business travel: border, seasonal, Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 12 378 366
SDA1 Business travel: border, seasonal, Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 12 345 333
SDA1 Business travel: border, seasonal, Total countries 2020* 52 1,408 1,355
SDA2 Business travel: other Total countries 2019 4th quarter 581 1,612 1,031
SDA2 Business travel: other Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 427 1,038 611
SDA2 Business travel: other Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 665 110 -555
SDA2 Business travel: other Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 266 280 14
SDA2 Business travel: other Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 220 198 -22
SDA2 Business travel: other Total countries 2020* 1,577 1,627 49
SDB Personal travel Total countries 2019 4th quarter 3,194 2,279 -915
SDB Personal travel Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 2,508 1,703 -805
SDB Personal travel Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 461 775 314
SDB Personal travel Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 1,878 2,542 664
SDB Personal travel Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 662 574 -88
SDB Personal travel Total countries 2020* 5,509 5,594 86
SDB1 Personal travel: health-related exp Total countries 2019 4th quarter 155 19 -136
SDB1 Personal travel: health-related exp Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 130 16 -113
SDB1 Personal travel: health-related exp Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 12 1 -10
SDB1 Personal travel: health-related exp Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 38 15 -23
SDB1 Personal travel: health-related exp Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 8 2 -5
SDB1 Personal travel: health-related exp Total countries 2020* 187 35 -153
SDB2 Personal travel: education-related Total countries 2019 4th quarter 126 211 84
SDB2 Personal travel: education-related Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 115 196 81
SDB2 Personal travel: education-related Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 96 147 51
SDB2 Personal travel: education-related Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 82 130 48
SDB2 Personal travel: education-related Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 63 188 125
SDB2 Personal travel: education-related Total countries 2020* 357 662 305
SDB3 Personal travel: travel-related and Total countries 2019 4th quarter 2,912 2,049 -863
SDB3 Personal travel: travel-related and Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 2,263 1,491 -772
SDB3 Personal travel: travel-related and Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 353 626 273
SDB3 Personal travel: travel-related and Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 1,758 2,398 640
SDB3 Personal travel: travel-related and Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 591 383 -208
SDB3 Personal travel: travel-related and Total countries 2020* 4,965 4,898 -67
SE Construction Total countries 2019 4th quarter 686 902 216
SE Construction Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 606 657 51
SE Construction Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 651 616 -35
SE Construction Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 635 729 94
SE Construction Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 698 712 15
SE Construction Total countries 2020* 2,590 2,715 125
SF Insurance: premiums and claims Total countries 2019 4th quarter 172 332 160
SF Insurance: premiums and claims Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 168 358 190
SF Insurance: premiums and claims Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 123 325 201
SF Insurance: premiums and claims Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 115 330 215
SF Insurance: premiums and claims Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 162 349 187
SF Insurance: premiums and claims Total countries 2020* 568 1,362 794
SG Financial services Total countries 2019 4th quarter 2,210 1,664 -546
SG Financial services Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 3,303 2,077 -1,227
SG Financial services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 2,956 2,014 -942
SG Financial services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 3,422 2,150 -1,272
SG Financial services Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 3,475 2,436 -1,039
SG Financial services Total countries 2020* 13,156 8,677 -4,479
SH Charges for the use of intell.pr Total countries 2019 4th quarter 18,578 16,773 -1,805
SH Charges for the use of intell.pr Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 13,055 15,745 2,690
SH Charges for the use of intell.pr Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 13,574 16,420 2,846
SH Charges for the use of intell.pr Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 14,274 15,673 1,399
SH Charges for the use of intell.pr Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 15,216 17,291 2,076
SH Charges for the use of intell.pr Total countries 2020* 56,118 65,130 9,012
SI Telecommunications, computer and info Total countries 2019 4th quarter 4,881 7,148 2,267
SI Telecommunications, computer and info Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 4,697 6,265 1,568
SI Telecommunications, computer and info Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 4,414 5,571 1,157
SI Telecommunications, computer and info Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 4,386 6,078 1,692
SI Telecommunications, computer and info Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 4,841 6,439 1,598
SI Telecommunications, computer and info Total countries 2020* 18,338 24,353 6,014
SI1 Telecommunications services Total countries 2019 4th quarter 735 907 173
SI1 Telecommunications services Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 717 936 219
SI1 Telecommunications services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 676 929 253
SI1 Telecommunications services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 616 825 209
SI1 Telecommunications services Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 676 946 270
SI1 Telecommunications services Total countries 2020* 2,685 3,636 952
SI2 Computer services Total countries 2019 4th quarter 3,519 4,199 680
SI2 Computer services Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 3,345 3,541 196
SI2 Computer services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 3,208 3,428 220
SI2 Computer services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 3,220 3,796 575
SI2 Computer services Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 3,578 3,988 411
SI2 Computer services Total countries 2020* 13,351 14,753 1,402
SI3 Information services Total countries 2019 4th quarter 628 2,042 1,413
SI3 Information services Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 635 1,788 1,153
SI3 Information services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 530 1,213 683
SI3 Information services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 550 1,457 907
SI3 Information services Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 587 1,505 917
SI3 Information services Total countries 2020* 2,302 5,963 3,660
SJ Other business services Total countries 2019 4th quarter 22,485 21,471 -1,015
SJ Other business services Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 18,934 16,263 -2,671
SJ Other business services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 16,128 15,292 -835
SJ Other business services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 15,952 14,700 -1,253
SJ Other business services Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 17,467 16,054 -1,413
SJ Other business services Total countries 2020* 68,481 62,309 -6,172
SJ1 Research and development (R&D) Total countries 2019 4th quarter 2,794 2,738 -55
SJ1 Research and development (R&D) Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 1,852 1,525 -327
SJ1 Research and development (R&D) Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 1,935 1,768 -167
SJ1 Research and development (R&D) Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 1,382 1,143 -239
SJ1 Research and development (R&D) Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 1,947 1,894 -53
SJ1 Research and development (R&D) Total countries 2020* 7,116 6,330 -786
SJ2 Professional and management consulti Total countries 2019 4th quarter 11,715 9,267 -2,448
SJ2 Professional and management consulti Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 10,387 7,030 -3,357
SJ2 Professional and management consulti Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 8,514 7,631 -883
SJ2 Professional and management consulti Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 9,023 6,799 -2,224
SJ2 Professional and management consulti Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 9,659 7,932 -1,727
SJ2 Professional and management consulti Total countries 2020* 37,583 29,393 -8,190
SJ3 Technical, trade-related and other Total countries 2019 4th quarter 7,977 9,465 1,489
SJ3 Technical, trade-related and other Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 6,694 7,707 1,013
SJ3 Technical, trade-related and other Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 5,678 5,893 215
SJ3 Technical, trade-related and other Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 5,547 6,758 1,210
SJ3 Technical, trade-related and other Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 5,861 6,228 366
SJ3 Technical, trade-related and other Total countries 2020* 23,781 26,585 2,805
SK Personal, cultural and rec.services Total countries 2019 4th quarter 911 627 -284
SK Personal, cultural and rec.services Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 864 475 -389
SK Personal, cultural and rec.services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 543 419 -124
SK Personal, cultural and rec.services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 383 385 3
SK Personal, cultural and rec.services Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 358 473 115
SK Personal, cultural and rec.services Total countries 2020* 2,148 1,753 -395
SK1 Audiovisual and related services Total countries 2019 4th quarter 808 537 -270
SK1 Audiovisual and related services Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 772 370 -402
SK1 Audiovisual and related services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 463 338 -125
SK1 Audiovisual and related services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 315 300 -15
SK1 Audiovisual and related services Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 283 382 99
SK1 Audiovisual and related services Total countries 2020* 1,833 1,389 -443
SK2 Other personal, cultural and recr. Total countries 2019 4th quarter 103 89 -14
SK2 Other personal, cultural and recr. Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 92 105 13
SK2 Other personal, cultural and recr. Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 80 81 1
SK2 Other personal, cultural and recr. Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 68 86 18
SK2 Other personal, cultural and recr. Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 75 91 17
SK2 Other personal, cultural and recr. Total countries 2020* 315 364 49
SL Government goods and services n.i.e. Total countries 2019 4th quarter 52 448 396
SL Government goods and services n.i.e. Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 39 444 405
SL Government goods and services n.i.e. Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 45 433 388
SL Government goods and services n.i.e. Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 32 401 369
SL Government goods and services n.i.e. Total countries 2020 4th quarter* 38 429 392
SL Government goods and services n.i.e. Total countries 2020* 153 1,707 1,554
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.
2020 in the old way appears in this table and is model-based using response data and auxiliary data from the tax authorities. The new table is expected to be published in mid-May 2021 and will include 2020 and beyond according to the new 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 March 17, 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 third quarter of 2020 are adjusted and the provisional figures of the third quarter and year 2020 are added.

When will new figures be published?
The first figures become available approximately 12 weeks after the reporting period.

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.