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 2018 219,731 220,311 580
S Total Services Total countries 2019 1st quarter 52,985 56,460 3,475
S Total Services Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 57,879 60,207 2,327
S Total Services Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 61,676 62,669 993
S Total Services Total countries 2019 4th quarter 64,627 67,029 2,402
S Total Services Total countries 2019 237,167 246,364 9,198
SA Manufacturing services Total countries 2018 6,190 6,811 621
SA Manufacturing services Total countries 2019 1st quarter 1,572 1,842 270
SA Manufacturing services Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 1,647 1,804 157
SA Manufacturing services Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 1,594 1,767 173
SA Manufacturing services Total countries 2019 4th quarter 1,621 1,974 352
SA Manufacturing services Total countries 2019 6,434 7,387 953
SB Maintenance and repair services Total countries 2018 2,051 2,471 421
SB Maintenance and repair services Total countries 2019 1st quarter 568 603 35
SB Maintenance and repair services Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 546 627 81
SB Maintenance and repair services Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 516 633 117
SB Maintenance and repair services Total countries 2019 4th quarter 590 669 79
SB Maintenance and repair services Total countries 2019 2,218 2,531 313
SC Transport services Total countries 2018 33,007 41,545 8,538
SC Transport services Total countries 2019 1st quarter 8,303 10,385 2,082
SC Transport services Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 8,488 10,506 2,018
SC Transport services Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 8,530 10,483 1,953
SC Transport services Total countries 2019 4th quarter 8,641 10,747 2,107
SC Transport services Total countries 2019 33,962 42,122 8,159
SC1 Sea transport Total countries 2018 4,801 10,223 5,422
SC1 Sea transport Total countries 2019 1st quarter 1,241 2,508 1,268
SC1 Sea transport Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 1,268 2,558 1,291
SC1 Sea transport Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 1,184 2,668 1,484
SC1 Sea transport Total countries 2019 4th quarter 1,229 2,680 1,451
SC1 Sea transport Total countries 2019 4,922 10,415 5,493
SC11 Sea transport: passenger transport Total countries 2018 0 123 122
SC11 Sea transport: passenger transport Total countries 2019 1st quarter 0 19 19
SC11 Sea transport: passenger transport Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 0 34 34
SC11 Sea transport: passenger transport Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 0 48 48
SC11 Sea transport: passenger transport Total countries 2019 4th quarter 0 25 25
SC11 Sea transport: passenger transport Total countries 2019 0 127 127
SC12 Sea transport: freight transport Total countries 2018 3,160 7,327 4,168
SC12 Sea transport: freight transport Total countries 2019 1st quarter 818 1,774 956
SC12 Sea transport: freight transport Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 804 1,823 1,019
SC12 Sea transport: freight transport Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 756 1,907 1,151
SC12 Sea transport: freight transport Total countries 2019 4th quarter 778 1,941 1,162
SC12 Sea transport: freight transport Total countries 2019 3,156 7,444 4,288
SC13 Sea transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2018 1,641 2,773 1,132
SC13 Sea transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2019 1st quarter 423 715 292
SC13 Sea transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 464 702 238
SC13 Sea transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 428 713 285
SC13 Sea transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2019 4th quarter 451 714 263
SC13 Sea transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2019 1,766 2,844 1,078
SC2 Air transport Total countries 2018 6,404 15,222 8,818
SC2 Air transport Total countries 2019 1st quarter 1,303 3,842 2,539
SC2 Air transport Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 1,495 3,858 2,364
SC2 Air transport Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 1,799 3,752 1,952
SC2 Air transport Total countries 2019 4th quarter 1,367 3,912 2,545
SC2 Air transport Total countries 2019 5,964 15,364 9,400
SC21 Air transport: passenger transport Total countries 2018 2,810 6,079 3,268
SC21 Air transport: passenger transport Total countries 2019 1st quarter 581 1,279 698
SC21 Air transport: passenger transport Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 727 1,617 890
SC21 Air transport: passenger transport Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 1,023 1,730 707
SC21 Air transport: passenger transport Total countries 2019 4th quarter 621 1,496 875
SC21 Air transport: passenger transport Total countries 2019 2,951 6,121 3,170
SC22 Air transport: freight transport Total countries 2018 1,208 3,361 2,153
SC22 Air transport: freight transport Total countries 2019 1st quarter 312 1,184 872
SC22 Air transport: freight transport Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 297 784 486
SC22 Air transport: freight transport Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 291 629 338
SC22 Air transport: freight transport Total countries 2019 4th quarter 313 871 558
SC22 Air transport: freight transport Total countries 2019 1,213 3,468 2,254
SC23 Air transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2018 2,385 5,782 3,397
SC23 Air transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2019 1st quarter 411 1,379 968
SC23 Air transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 470 1,458 988
SC23 Air transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 486 1,394 908
SC23 Air transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2019 4th quarter 434 1,545 1,111
SC23 Air transport: supporting and auxil Total countries 2019 1,800 5,775 3,975
SC3 Other transport Total countries 2018 20,944 14,389 -6,555
SC3 Other transport Total countries 2019 1st quarter 5,558 3,767 -1,790
SC3 Other transport Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 5,470 3,798 -1,672
SC3 Other transport Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 5,357 3,722 -1,636
SC3 Other transport Total countries 2019 4th quarter 5,786 3,841 -1,946
SC3 Other transport Total countries 2019 22,171 15,128 -7,043
SC31 Other transport: passenger transpor Total countries 2018 91 92 1
SC31 Other transport: passenger transpor Total countries 2019 1st quarter 25 19 -6
SC31 Other transport: passenger transpor Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 25 24 -1
SC31 Other transport: passenger transpor Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 23 26 2
SC31 Other transport: passenger transpor Total countries 2019 4th quarter 25 23 -2
SC31 Other transport: passenger transpor Total countries 2019 98 91 -7
SC32 Other transport: freight transport Total countries 2018 10,893 11,385 492
SC32 Other transport: freight transport Total countries 2019 1st quarter 3,043 2,953 -90
SC32 Other transport: freight transport Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 2,925 3,001 76
SC32 Other transport: freight transport Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 2,951 2,976 25
SC32 Other transport: freight transport Total countries 2019 4th quarter 3,120 3,058 -62
SC32 Other transport: freight transport Total countries 2019 12,039 11,989 -51
SC33 Other transport: supporting and aux Total countries 2018 9,960 2,912 -7,048
SC33 Other transport: supporting and aux Total countries 2019 1st quarter 2,489 795 -1,694
SC33 Other transport: supporting and aux Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 2,520 773 -1,747
SC33 Other transport: supporting and aux Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 2,383 720 -1,663
SC33 Other transport: supporting and aux Total countries 2019 4th quarter 2,642 761 -1,881
SC33 Other transport: supporting and aux Total countries 2019 10,033 3,048 -6,985
SC4 Postal and courier services Total countries 2018 858 1,711 852
SC4 Postal and courier services Total countries 2019 1st quarter 202 268 66
SC4 Postal and courier services Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 256 291 35
SC4 Postal and courier services Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 189 341 152
SC4 Postal and courier services Total countries 2019 4th quarter 258 314 57
SC4 Postal and courier services Total countries 2019 905 1,215 310
SD Travel Total countries 2018 19,287 16,236 -3,051
SD Travel Total countries 2019 1st quarter 3,496 3,667 171
SD Travel Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 5,052 4,680 -372
SD Travel Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 7,644 4,993 -2,651
SD Travel Total countries 2019 4th quarter 3,800 4,274 475
SD Travel Total countries 2019 19,992 17,616 -2,376
SDA Business travel Total countries 2018 2,620 5,542 2,923
SDA Business travel Total countries 2019 1st quarter 656 1,700 1,043
SDA Business travel Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 669 1,376 707
SDA Business travel Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 690 1,041 350
SDA Business travel Total countries 2019 4th quarter 605 1,995 1,390
SDA Business travel Total countries 2019 2,621 6,111 3,490
SDA1 Business travel: border, seasonal, Total countries 2018 98 1,493 1,395
SDA1 Business travel: border, seasonal, Total countries 2019 1st quarter 24 360 336
SDA1 Business travel: border, seasonal, Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 24 396 371
SDA1 Business travel: border, seasonal, Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 24 440 415
SDA1 Business travel: border, seasonal, Total countries 2019 4th quarter 24 383 359
SDA1 Business travel: border, seasonal, Total countries 2019 98 1,579 1,481
SDA2 Business travel: other Total countries 2018 2,522 4,050 1,528
SDA2 Business travel: other Total countries 2019 1st quarter 632 1,339 708
SDA2 Business travel: other Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 644 980 336
SDA2 Business travel: other Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 666 601 -65
SDA2 Business travel: other Total countries 2019 4th quarter 581 1,612 1,031
SDA2 Business travel: other Total countries 2019 2,523 4,532 2,009
SDB Personal travel Total countries 2018 16,668 10,694 -5,974
SDB Personal travel Total countries 2019 1st quarter 2,840 1,968 -872
SDB Personal travel Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 4,383 3,304 -1,079
SDB Personal travel Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 6,954 3,953 -3,001
SDB Personal travel Total countries 2019 4th quarter 3,194 2,279 -915
SDB Personal travel Total countries 2019 17,371 11,504 -5,867
SDB1 Personal travel: health-related exp Total countries 2018 598 77 -521
SDB1 Personal travel: health-related exp Total countries 2019 1st quarter 155 19 -136
SDB1 Personal travel: health-related exp Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 155 19 -136
SDB1 Personal travel: health-related exp Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 155 19 -136
SDB1 Personal travel: health-related exp Total countries 2019 4th quarter 155 19 -136
SDB1 Personal travel: health-related exp Total countries 2019 622 78 -544
SDB2 Personal travel: education-related Total countries 2018 505 755 250
SDB2 Personal travel: education-related Total countries 2019 1st quarter 126 211 85
SDB2 Personal travel: education-related Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 126 211 85
SDB2 Personal travel: education-related Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 126 211 85
SDB2 Personal travel: education-related Total countries 2019 4th quarter 126 211 84
SDB2 Personal travel: education-related Total countries 2019 505 844 339
SDB3 Personal travel: travel-related and Total countries 2018 15,564 9,862 -5,702
SDB3 Personal travel: travel-related and Total countries 2019 1st quarter 2,558 1,737 -821
SDB3 Personal travel: travel-related and Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 4,102 3,074 -1,028
SDB3 Personal travel: travel-related and Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 6,672 3,722 -2,950
SDB3 Personal travel: travel-related and Total countries 2019 4th quarter 2,912 2,049 -863
SDB3 Personal travel: travel-related and Total countries 2019 16,244 10,583 -5,661
SE Construction Total countries 2018 3,013 3,067 54
SE Construction Total countries 2019 1st quarter 609 724 115
SE Construction Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 710 823 112
SE Construction Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 761 717 -44
SE Construction Total countries 2019 4th quarter 686 902 216
SE Construction Total countries 2019 2,766 3,165 399
SF Insurance: premiums and claims Total countries 2018 583 1,411 828
SF Insurance: premiums and claims Total countries 2019 1st quarter 148 342 194
SF Insurance: premiums and claims Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 128 327 199
SF Insurance: premiums and claims Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 163 336 173
SF Insurance: premiums and claims Total countries 2019 4th quarter 172 332 160
SF Insurance: premiums and claims Total countries 2019 611 1,337 726
SG Financial services Total countries 2018 8,720 6,273 -2,447
SG Financial services Total countries 2019 1st quarter 2,438 1,760 -679
SG Financial services Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 2,276 1,852 -423
SG Financial services Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 2,178 1,847 -331
SG Financial services Total countries 2019 4th quarter 2,210 1,664 -546
SG Financial services Total countries 2019 9,101 7,123 -1,978
SH Charges for the use of intell.pr Total countries 2018 55,030 49,423 -5,607
SH Charges for the use of intell.pr Total countries 2019 1st quarter 12,502 14,068 1,566
SH Charges for the use of intell.pr Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 14,342 14,617 275
SH Charges for the use of intell.pr Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 15,158 15,562 404
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 2019 60,580 61,020 440
SI Telecommunications, computer and info Total countries 2018 15,772 22,692 6,920
SI Telecommunications, computer and info Total countries 2019 1st quarter 4,100 6,007 1,907
SI Telecommunications, computer and info Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 4,483 5,946 1,462
SI Telecommunications, computer and info Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 4,271 6,470 2,199
SI Telecommunications, computer and info Total countries 2019 4th quarter 4,881 7,148 2,267
SI Telecommunications, computer and info Total countries 2019 17,736 25,571 7,835
SI1 Telecommunications services Total countries 2018 2,471 3,246 775
SI1 Telecommunications services Total countries 2019 1st quarter 632 879 247
SI1 Telecommunications services Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 684 842 157
SI1 Telecommunications services Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 667 910 243
SI1 Telecommunications services Total countries 2019 4th quarter 735 907 173
SI1 Telecommunications services Total countries 2019 2,718 3,538 820
SI2 Computer services Total countries 2018 11,155 12,876 1,721
SI2 Computer services Total countries 2019 1st quarter 2,909 3,392 483
SI2 Computer services Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 3,253 3,192 -61
SI2 Computer services Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 3,042 3,636 594
SI2 Computer services Total countries 2019 4th quarter 3,519 4,199 680
SI2 Computer services Total countries 2019 12,722 14,419 1,697
SI3 Information services Total countries 2018 2,146 6,570 4,424
SI3 Information services Total countries 2019 1st quarter 559 1,736 1,177
SI3 Information services Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 546 1,912 1,365
SI3 Information services Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 562 1,924 1,362
SI3 Information services Total countries 2019 4th quarter 628 2,042 1,413
SI3 Information services Total countries 2019 2,296 7,613 5,318
SJ Other business services Total countries 2018 72,640 66,697 -5,944
SJ Other business services Total countries 2019 1st quarter 18,394 16,043 -2,351
SJ Other business services Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 19,402 17,977 -1,425
SJ Other business services Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 19,985 18,882 -1,103
SJ Other business services Total countries 2019 4th quarter 22,485 21,471 -1,015
SJ Other business services Total countries 2019 80,267 74,373 -5,894
SJ1 Research and development (R&D) Total countries 2018 8,707 8,981 273
SJ1 Research and development (R&D) Total countries 2019 1st quarter 1,857 1,866 9
SJ1 Research and development (R&D) Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 2,244 2,063 -181
SJ1 Research and development (R&D) Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 2,182 2,117 -65
SJ1 Research and development (R&D) Total countries 2019 4th quarter 2,794 2,738 -55
SJ1 Research and development (R&D) Total countries 2019 9,077 8,784 -293
SJ2 Professional and management consulti Total countries 2018 35,727 22,283 -13,444
SJ2 Professional and management consulti Total countries 2019 1st quarter 9,950 6,547 -3,402
SJ2 Professional and management consulti Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 9,742 7,519 -2,223
SJ2 Professional and management consulti Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 10,734 6,576 -4,158
SJ2 Professional and management consulti Total countries 2019 4th quarter 11,715 9,267 -2,448
SJ2 Professional and management consulti Total countries 2019 42,141 29,910 -12,231
SJ3 Technical, trade-related and other Total countries 2018 28,206 35,432 7,227
SJ3 Technical, trade-related and other Total countries 2019 1st quarter 6,588 7,630 1,042
SJ3 Technical, trade-related and other Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 7,416 8,395 979
SJ3 Technical, trade-related and other Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 7,068 10,189 3,120
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 2019 29,049 35,679 6,630
SK Personal, cultural and rec.services Total countries 2018 3,172 2,016 -1,156
SK Personal, cultural and rec.services Total countries 2019 1st quarter 805 579 -226
SK Personal, cultural and rec.services Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 754 606 -148
SK Personal, cultural and rec.services Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 817 535 -281
SK Personal, cultural and rec.services Total countries 2019 4th quarter 911 627 -284
SK Personal, cultural and rec.services Total countries 2019 3,287 2,348 -940
SK1 Audiovisual and related services Total countries 2018 2,852 1,665 -1,188
SK1 Audiovisual and related services Total countries 2019 1st quarter 719 466 -253
SK1 Audiovisual and related services Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 656 506 -150
SK1 Audiovisual and related services Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 722 436 -286
SK1 Audiovisual and related services Total countries 2019 4th quarter 808 537 -270
SK1 Audiovisual and related services Total countries 2019 2,905 1,946 -959
SK2 Other personal, cultural and recr. Total countries 2018 320 351 31
SK2 Other personal, cultural and recr. Total countries 2019 1st quarter 86 113 27
SK2 Other personal, cultural and recr. Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 99 101 2
SK2 Other personal, cultural and recr. Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 94 99 5
SK2 Other personal, cultural and recr. Total countries 2019 4th quarter 103 89 -14
SK2 Other personal, cultural and recr. Total countries 2019 383 402 19
SL Government goods and services n.i.e. Total countries 2018 265 1,668 1,403
SL Government goods and services n.i.e. Total countries 2019 1st quarter 50 439 389
SL Government goods and services n.i.e. Total countries 2019 2nd quarter 50 441 391
SL Government goods and services n.i.e. Total countries 2019 3rd quarter 61 445 384
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 2019 212 1,772 1,560
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.