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 2020 1st quarter** 55,559 58,504 2,945
S Total Services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 48,343 54,156 5,813
S Total Services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 51,066 56,647 5,582
S Total Services Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 54,505 60,683 6,179
S Total Services Total countries 2020** 209,473 229,991 20,519
S Total Services Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 47,365 48,811 1,446
SA Manufacturing services Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 1,486 1,625 138
SA Manufacturing services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 1,461 1,635 174
SA Manufacturing services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 1,460 1,478 18
SA Manufacturing services Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 1,663 1,909 247
SA Manufacturing services Total countries 2020** 6,070 6,647 577
SA Manufacturing services Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 1,342 1,435 92
SB Maintenance and repair services Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 558 614 56
SB Maintenance and repair services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 484 574 90
SB Maintenance and repair services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 417 568 150
SB Maintenance and repair services Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 532 600 68
SB Maintenance and repair services Total countries 2020** 1,992 2,356 364
SB Maintenance and repair services Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 535 520 -15
SC Transport services Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 8,241 10,039 1,799
SC Transport services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 7,232 8,744 1,512
SC Transport services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 7,467 9,387 1,920
SC Transport services Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 8,014 9,944 1,930
SC Transport services Total countries 2020** 30,953 38,115 7,161
SC Transport services Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 8,402 9,730 1,327
SC1 Sea transport Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 1,275 2,671 1,396
SC1 Sea transport Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 1,263 2,498 1,235
SC1 Sea transport Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 1,202 2,590 1,388
SC1 Sea transport Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 1,266 2,592 1,326
SC1 Sea transport Total countries 2020** 5,006 10,351 5,345
SC1 Sea transport Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 1,551 2,648 1,097
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
SC11 Sea transport: passenger transport Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 6 25 20
SC12 Sea transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 802 1,944 1,142
SC12 Sea transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 817 1,810 993
SC12 Sea transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 770 1,851 1,080
SC12 Sea transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 782 1,870 1,088
SC12 Sea transport: freight transport Total countries 2020** 3,171 7,475 4,304
SC12 Sea transport: freight transport Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 1,141 1,910 769
SC13 Sea transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 473 711 237
SC13 Sea transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 446 670 224
SC13 Sea transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 432 713 281
SC13 Sea transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 484 707 223
SC13 Sea transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2020** 1,835 2,800 965
SC13 Sea transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 405 713 308
SC2 Air transport Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 1,140 3,419 2,279
SC2 Air transport Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 680 2,481 1,801
SC2 Air transport Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 687 2,770 2,084
SC2 Air transport Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 770 3,296 2,526
SC2 Air transport Total countries 2020** 3,276 11,966 8,690
SC2 Air transport Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 800 2,897 2,098
SC21 Air transport: passenger transport Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 403 1,114 712
SC21 Air transport: passenger transport Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 32 227 194
SC21 Air transport: passenger transport Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 89 414 325
SC21 Air transport: passenger transport Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 50 447 397
SC21 Air transport: passenger transport Total countries 2020** 575 2,202 1,628
SC21 Air transport: passenger transport Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 182 292 110
SC22 Air transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 336 953 617
SC22 Air transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 391 1,059 668
SC22 Air transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 335 1,062 726
SC22 Air transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 426 1,259 833
SC22 Air transport: freight transport Total countries 2020** 1,488 4,332 2,844
SC22 Air transport: freight transport Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 441 1,193 753
SC23 Air transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 402 1,352 951
SC23 Air transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 256 1,195 939
SC23 Air transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 262 1,294 1,032
SC23 Air transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 294 1,591 1,297
SC23 Air transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2020** 1,214 5,432 4,218
SC23 Air transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 177 1,412 1,235
SC3 Other transport Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 5,609 3,668 -1,941
SC3 Other transport Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 5,001 3,413 -1,587
SC3 Other transport Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 5,325 3,672 -1,653
SC3 Other transport Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 5,632 3,660 -1,972
SC3 Other transport Total countries 2020** 21,567 14,414 -7,153
SC3 Other transport Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 5,813 3,854 -1,958
SC31 Other transport: passenger transpor Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 19 10 -10
SC31 Other transport: passenger transpor Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 5 2 -3
SC31 Other transport: passenger transpor Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 15 10 -5
SC31 Other transport: passenger transpor Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 9 9 0
SC31 Other transport: passenger transpor Total countries 2020** 48 31 -17
SC31 Other transport: passenger transpor Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 6 7 1
SC32 Other transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 3,050 2,871 -179
SC32 Other transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 2,631 2,683 51
SC32 Other transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 2,729 2,945 216
SC32 Other transport: freight transport Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 2,876 2,899 23
SC32 Other transport: freight transport Total countries 2020** 11,286 11,399 112
SC32 Other transport: freight transport Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 2,854 3,240 386
SC33 Other transport: supporting and aux Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 2,540 788 -1,753
SC33 Other transport: supporting and aux Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 2,364 728 -1,636
SC33 Other transport: supporting and aux Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 2,582 717 -1,865
SC33 Other transport: supporting and aux Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 2,746 752 -1,995
SC33 Other transport: supporting and aux Total countries 2020** 10,233 2,985 -7,248
SC33 Other transport: supporting and aux Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 2,953 607 -2,346
SC4 Postal and courier services Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 216 281 65
SC4 Postal and courier services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 289 353 64
SC4 Postal and courier services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 253 355 102
SC4 Postal and courier services Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 346 395 49
SC4 Postal and courier services Total countries 2020** 1,103 1,383 280
SC4 Postal and courier services Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 238 329 91
SD Travel Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 3,020 3,070 50
SD Travel Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 534 1,226 691
SD Travel Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 2,206 3,201 995
SD Travel Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 906 1,110 203
SD Travel Total countries 2020** 6,666 8,606 1,940
SD Travel Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 711 851 139
SDA Business travel Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 446 1,345 898
SDA Business travel Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 51 451 400
SDA Business travel Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 278 659 380
SDA Business travel Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 232 538 306
SDA Business travel Total countries 2020** 1,008 2,992 1,984
SDA Business travel Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 76 429 353
SDA1 Business travel: border, seasonal, Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 23 313 290
SDA1 Business travel: border, seasonal, Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 6 341 335
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** 53 1,377 1,323
SDA1 Business travel: border, seasonal, Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 12 320 308
SDA2 Business travel: other Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 423 1,032 609
SDA2 Business travel: other Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 45 110 65
SDA2 Business travel: other Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 266 280 14
SDA2 Business travel: other Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 220 193 -27
SDA2 Business travel: other Total countries 2020** 954 1,615 661
SDA2 Business travel: other Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 64 109 45
SDB Personal travel Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 2,573 1,725 -848
SDB Personal travel Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 483 775 291
SDB Personal travel Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 1,927 2,542 615
SDB Personal travel Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 674 572 -103
SDB Personal travel Total countries 2020** 5,658 5,614 -44
SDB Personal travel Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 635 421 -214
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 -7
SDB1 Personal travel: health-related exp Total countries 2020** 188 34 -154
SDB1 Personal travel: health-related exp Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 11 2 -9
SDB2 Personal travel: education-related Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 115 216 101
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** 357 682 325
SDB2 Personal travel: education-related Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 63 188 125
SDB3 Personal travel: travel-related and Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 2,328 1,492 -836
SDB3 Personal travel: travel-related and Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 375 626 251
SDB3 Personal travel: travel-related and Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 1,807 2,398 591
SDB3 Personal travel: travel-related and Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 603 382 -221
SDB3 Personal travel: travel-related and Total countries 2020** 5,114 4,898 -215
SDB3 Personal travel: travel-related and Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 561 231 -330
SE Construction Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 606 668 62
SE Construction Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 653 630 -23
SE Construction Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 643 754 111
SE Construction Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 722 731 9
SE Construction Total countries 2020** 2,623 2,783 160
SE Construction Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 509 540 32
SF Insurance: premiums and claims Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 181 371 191
SF Insurance: premiums and claims Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 141 337 196
SF Insurance: premiums and claims Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 127 340 213
SF Insurance: premiums and claims Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 177 367 190
SF Insurance: premiums and claims Total countries 2020** 626 1,415 789
SF Insurance: premiums and claims Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 172 379 207
SG Financial services Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 3,307 2,079 -1,228
SG Financial services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 2,721 2,027 -694
SG Financial services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 3,302 2,172 -1,130
SG Financial services Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 3,467 2,486 -981
SG Financial services Total countries 2020** 12,797 8,764 -4,033
SG Financial services Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 3,441 2,392 -1,049
SH Charges for the use of intell.pr Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 13,300 16,429 3,130
SH Charges for the use of intell.pr Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 13,768 16,977 3,210
SH Charges for the use of intell.pr Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 13,583 16,058 2,475
SH Charges for the use of intell.pr Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 14,331 17,947 3,616
SH Charges for the use of intell.pr Total countries 2020** 54,981 67,412 12,431
SH Charges for the use of intell.pr Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 10,813 12,921 2,108
SI Telecommunications, computer and info Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 4,703 6,242 1,539
SI Telecommunications, computer and info Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 4,450 5,617 1,167
SI Telecommunications, computer and info Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 4,435 6,143 1,708
SI Telecommunications, computer and info Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 4,938 6,622 1,684
SI Telecommunications, computer and info Total countries 2020** 18,527 24,625 6,098
SI Telecommunications, computer and info Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 4,548 5,968 1,420
SI1 Telecommunications services Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 711 919 209
SI1 Telecommunications services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 731 984 253
SI1 Telecommunications services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 683 888 206
SI1 Telecommunications services Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 736 986 249
SI1 Telecommunications services Total countries 2020** 2,861 3,778 917
SI1 Telecommunications services Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 711 950 239
SI2 Computer services Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 3,350 3,530 180
SI2 Computer services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 3,185 3,416 231
SI2 Computer services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 3,209 3,796 587
SI2 Computer services Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 3,601 4,125 523
SI2 Computer services Total countries 2020** 13,346 14,867 1,521
SI2 Computer services Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 3,176 3,543 367
SI3 Information services Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 642 1,793 1,151
SI3 Information services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 534 1,217 682
SI3 Information services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 543 1,458 916
SI3 Information services Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 601 1,512 911
SI3 Information services Total countries 2020** 2,320 5,980 3,660
SI3 Information services Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 661 1,475 814
SJ Other business services Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 19,255 16,450 -2,805
SJ Other business services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 16,309 15,538 -771
SJ Other business services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 17,011 15,761 -1,250
SJ Other business services Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 19,341 18,053 -1,289
SJ Other business services Total countries 2020** 71,917 65,802 -6,115
SJ Other business services Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 16,505 13,292 -3,212
SJ1 Research and development (R&D) Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 1,855 1,501 -354
SJ1 Research and development (R&D) Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 1,938 1,775 -163
SJ1 Research and development (R&D) Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 2,236 1,844 -392
SJ1 Research and development (R&D) Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 3,470 3,345 -125
SJ1 Research and development (R&D) Total countries 2020** 9,498 8,465 -1,034
SJ1 Research and development (R&D) Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 2,000 1,494 -506
SJ2 Professional and management consulti Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 10,488 7,186 -3,301
SJ2 Professional and management consulti Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 8,727 7,819 -909
SJ2 Professional and management consulti Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 9,172 7,066 -2,106
SJ2 Professional and management consulti Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 9,764 8,205 -1,558
SJ2 Professional and management consulti Total countries 2020** 38,150 30,276 -7,874
SJ2 Professional and management consulti Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 8,420 5,954 -2,466
SJ3 Technical, trade-related and other Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 6,912 7,763 850
SJ3 Technical, trade-related and other Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 5,644 5,945 300
SJ3 Technical, trade-related and other Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 5,604 6,851 1,247
SJ3 Technical, trade-related and other Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 6,108 6,502 394
SJ3 Technical, trade-related and other Total countries 2020** 24,268 27,061 2,792
SJ3 Technical, trade-related and other Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 6,085 5,845 -240
SK Personal, cultural and rec.services Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 865 472 -392
SK Personal, cultural and rec.services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 544 418 -126
SK Personal, cultural and rec.services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 383 384 1
SK Personal, cultural and rec.services Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 375 485 110
SK Personal, cultural and rec.services Total countries 2020** 2,167 1,760 -408
SK Personal, cultural and rec.services Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 349 345 -4
SK1 Audiovisual and related services Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 772 370 -402
SK1 Audiovisual and related services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 464 342 -121
SK1 Audiovisual and related services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 315 301 -14
SK1 Audiovisual and related services Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 297 392 95
SK1 Audiovisual and related services Total countries 2020** 1,848 1,406 -442
SK1 Audiovisual and related services Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 295 265 -30
SK2 Other personal, cultural and recr. Total countries 2020 1st quarter** 93 103 10
SK2 Other personal, cultural and recr. Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 81 76 -5
SK2 Other personal, cultural and recr. Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 68 83 15
SK2 Other personal, cultural and recr. Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 78 93 15
SK2 Other personal, cultural and recr. Total countries 2020** 319 354 34
SK2 Other personal, cultural and recr. Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 54 80 26
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
SL Government goods and services n.i.e. Total countries 2021 1st quarter* 39 439 400
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 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?
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.