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** 55,579 57,710 2,132
S Total Services Total countries 2020 2nd quarter** 48,158 53,240 5,081
S Total Services Total countries 2020 3rd quarter** 51,518 56,110 4,592
S Total Services Total countries 2020 4th quarter** 56,544 60,196 3,652
S Total Services Total countries 2020** 211,798 227,256 15,457
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
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
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
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
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
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 December 13, 2021:
The figures of 2020 are adjusted.

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?
The 2020 figures will become final in autumn 2022.

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.