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 Africa 2021 1st quarter* 235 551 316
S Total Services North Africa 2021 1st quarter* 104 98 -6
S Total Services South Africa 2021 1st quarter* 58 208 150
S Total Services Other Africa 2021 1st quarter* 131 453 322
SA Manufacturing services Africa 2021 1st quarter* 5 0 -5
SA Manufacturing services North Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 0 0
SA Manufacturing services South Africa 2021 1st quarter* 4 0 -4
SA Manufacturing services Other Africa 2021 1st quarter* 5 0 -5
SB Maintenance and repair services Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 7 6
SB Maintenance and repair services North Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 3 3
SB Maintenance and repair services South Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 2 2
SB Maintenance and repair services Other Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 4 3
SC Transport services Africa 2021 1st quarter* 118 143 25
SC Transport services North Africa 2021 1st quarter* 71 25 -46
SC Transport services South Africa 2021 1st quarter* 11 36 24
SC Transport services Other Africa 2021 1st quarter* 47 118 71
SC1 Sea transport Africa 2021 1st quarter* 79 83 4
SC1 Sea transport North Africa 2021 1st quarter* 66 14 -52
SC1 Sea transport South Africa 2021 1st quarter* 3 23 20
SC1 Sea transport Other Africa 2021 1st quarter* 13 69 56
SC11 Sea transport: passenger transport Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 0 0
SC11 Sea transport: passenger transport North Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 0 0
SC11 Sea transport: passenger transport South Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 0 0
SC11 Sea transport: passenger transport Other Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 0 0
SC12 Sea transport: freight transport Africa 2021 1st quarter* 15 82 67
SC12 Sea transport: freight transport North Africa 2021 1st quarter* 3 14 11
SC12 Sea transport: freight transport South Africa 2021 1st quarter* 3 22 20
SC12 Sea transport: freight transport Other Africa 2021 1st quarter* 12 68 56
SC13 Sea transport: supporting and auxil Africa 2021 1st quarter* 64 1 -63
SC13 Sea transport: supporting and auxil North Africa 2021 1st quarter* 63 0 -63
SC13 Sea transport: supporting and auxil South Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 0 0
SC13 Sea transport: supporting and auxil Other Africa 2021 1st quarter* 1 0 0
SC2 Air transport Africa 2021 1st quarter* 28 52 24
SC2 Air transport North Africa 2021 1st quarter* 3 5 2
SC2 Air transport South Africa 2021 1st quarter* 2 12 10
SC2 Air transport Other Africa 2021 1st quarter* 24 46 22
SC21 Air transport: passenger transport Africa 2021 1st quarter* 7 8 1
SC21 Air transport: passenger transport North Africa 2021 1st quarter* 1 0 -1
SC21 Air transport: passenger transport South Africa 2021 1st quarter* 1 2 1
SC21 Air transport: passenger transport Other Africa 2021 1st quarter* 6 8 1
SC22 Air transport: freight transport Africa 2021 1st quarter* 3 42 39
SC22 Air transport: freight transport North Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 5 5
SC22 Air transport: freight transport South Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 10 10
SC22 Air transport: freight transport Other Africa 2021 1st quarter* 3 37 34
SC23 Air transport: supporting and auxil Africa 2021 1st quarter* 17 2 -15
SC23 Air transport: supporting and auxil North Africa 2021 1st quarter* 2 0 -2
SC23 Air transport: supporting and auxil South Africa 2021 1st quarter* 1 0 -1
SC23 Air transport: supporting and auxil Other Africa 2021 1st quarter* 15 2 -13
SC3 Other transport Africa 2021 1st quarter* 11 8 -3
SC3 Other transport North Africa 2021 1st quarter* 2 6 4
SC3 Other transport South Africa 2021 1st quarter* 5 1 -5
SC3 Other transport Other Africa 2021 1st quarter* 9 3 -6
SC31 Other transport: passenger transpor Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 0 0
SC31 Other transport: passenger transpor North Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 0 0
SC31 Other transport: passenger transpor South Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 0 0
SC31 Other transport: passenger transpor Other Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 0 0
SC32 Other transport: freight transport Africa 2021 1st quarter* 8 8 0
SC32 Other transport: freight transport North Africa 2021 1st quarter* 2 6 4
SC32 Other transport: freight transport South Africa 2021 1st quarter* 2 1 -2
SC32 Other transport: freight transport Other Africa 2021 1st quarter* 6 2 -3
SC33 Other transport: supporting and aux Africa 2021 1st quarter* 3 0 -3
SC33 Other transport: supporting and aux North Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 0 0
SC33 Other transport: supporting and aux South Africa 2021 1st quarter* 3 0 -3
SC33 Other transport: supporting and aux Other Africa 2021 1st quarter* 3 0 -3
SC4 Postal and courier services Africa 2021 1st quarter* 1 0 0
SC4 Postal and courier services North Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 0 0
SC4 Postal and courier services South Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 0 0
SC4 Postal and courier services Other Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 0 0
SD Travel Africa 2021 1st quarter* 10 6 -4
SD Travel North Africa 2021 1st quarter* 4 2 -2
SD Travel South Africa 2021 1st quarter* 3 1 -2
SD Travel Other Africa 2021 1st quarter* 6 4 -1
SDA Business travel Africa 2021 1st quarter* 2 2 0
SDA Business travel North Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 1 0
SDA Business travel South Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 0 0
SDA Business travel Other Africa 2021 1st quarter* 1 1 0
SDA1 Business travel: border, seasonal, Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 0 0
SDA1 Business travel: border, seasonal, North Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 0 0
SDA1 Business travel: border, seasonal, South Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 0 0
SDA1 Business travel: border, seasonal, Other Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 0 0
SDA2 Business travel: other Africa 2021 1st quarter* 2 2 0
SDA2 Business travel: other North Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 1 0
SDA2 Business travel: other South Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 0 0
SDA2 Business travel: other Other Africa 2021 1st quarter* 1 1 0
SDB Personal travel Africa 2021 1st quarter* 9 5 -4
SDB Personal travel North Africa 2021 1st quarter* 4 1 -2
SDB Personal travel South Africa 2021 1st quarter* 3 1 -2
SDB Personal travel Other Africa 2021 1st quarter* 5 3 -1
SDB1 Personal travel: health-related exp Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 0 0
SDB1 Personal travel: health-related exp North Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 0 0
SDB1 Personal travel: health-related exp South Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 0 0
SDB1 Personal travel: health-related exp Other Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 0 0
SDB2 Personal travel: education-related Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 4 4
SDB2 Personal travel: education-related North Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 1 1
SDB2 Personal travel: education-related South Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 1 1
SDB2 Personal travel: education-related Other Africa 2021 1st quarter* 0 3 3
SDB3 Personal travel: travel-related and Africa 2021 1st quarter* 9 0 -8
SDB3 Personal travel: travel-related and North Africa 2021 1st quarter* 4 0 -4
SDB3 Personal travel: travel-related and South Africa 2021 1st quarter* 3 0 -3
SDB3 Personal travel: travel-related and Other Africa 2021 1st quarter* 5 0 -4
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.