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 European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 24,427 34,444 10,017
S Total Services Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 26,853 37,101 10,248
SA Manufacturing services European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* . . -90
SA Manufacturing services Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 1,378 1,610 233
SB Maintenance and repair services European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 388 429 41
SB Maintenance and repair services Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 392 442 51
SC Transport services European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 5,621 6,068 447
SC Transport services Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 5,961 6,727 766
SC1 Sea transport European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 761 1,313 552
SC1 Sea transport Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 853 1,582 729
SC11 Sea transport: passenger transport European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 0 27 27
SC11 Sea transport: passenger transport Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 0 27 27
SC12 Sea transport: freight transport European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 521 730 209
SC12 Sea transport: freight transport Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 596 951 355
SC13 Sea transport: supporting and auxil European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 240 556 317
SC13 Sea transport: supporting and auxil Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 257 604 347
SC2 Air transport European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 239 1,448 1,209
SC2 Air transport Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 262 1,580 1,319
SC21 Air transport: passenger transport European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 19 145 126
SC21 Air transport: passenger transport Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 19 152 133
SC22 Air transport: freight transport European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 114 253 140
SC22 Air transport: freight transport Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 126 316 189
SC23 Air transport: supporting and auxil European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 106 1,050 943
SC23 Air transport: supporting and auxil Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 116 1,112 996
SC3 Other transport European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 4,406 3,079 -1,327
SC3 Other transport Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 4,612 3,312 -1,299
SC31 Other transport: passenger transpor European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 6 11 4
SC31 Other transport: passenger transpor Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 7 12 5
SC32 Other transport: freight transport European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 2,201 2,450 249
SC32 Other transport: freight transport Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 2,328 2,614 285
SC33 Other transport: supporting and aux European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 2,199 619 -1,580
SC33 Other transport: supporting and aux Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 2,277 687 -1,590
SC4 Postal and courier services European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 215 228 13
SC4 Postal and courier services Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 234 253 19
SD Travel European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 431 1,053 623
SD Travel Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 443 1,089 646
SDA Business travel European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 6 380 375
SDA Business travel Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 6 387 381
SDA1 Business travel: border, seasonal, European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 5 283 278
SDA1 Business travel: border, seasonal, Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 5 284 280
SDA2 Business travel: other European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 1 98 97
SDA2 Business travel: other Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 1 102 101
SDB Personal travel European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 425 673 248
SDB Personal travel Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 437 702 265
SDB1 Personal travel: health-related exp European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 12 1 -10
SDB1 Personal travel: health-related exp Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 12 1 -10
SDB2 Personal travel: education-related European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 68 88 20
SDB2 Personal travel: education-related Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 73 98 25
SDB3 Personal travel: travel-related and European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 346 584 238
SDB3 Personal travel: travel-related and Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 352 603 251
SE Construction European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* . . -49
SE Construction Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 460 421 -39
SF Insurance: premiums and claims European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 102 214 112
SF Insurance: premiums and claims Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 106 243 138
SG Financial services European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* . . -529
SG Financial services Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* . . -565
SH Charges for the use of intell.pr European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* . . 9,368
SH Charges for the use of intell.pr Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 3,225 11,830 8,605
SI Telecommunications, computer and info European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 2,878 3,613 735
SI Telecommunications, computer and info Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 3,066 3,832 766
SI1 Telecommunications services European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* . . 243
SI1 Telecommunications services Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 378 688 309
SI2 Computer services European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 2,083 2,242 158
SI2 Computer services Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 2,225 2,350 125
SI3 Information services European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* . . 334
SI3 Information services Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 463 794 331
SJ Other business services European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 9,445 8,651 -794
SJ Other business services Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 9,951 9,430 -521
SJ1 Research and development (R&D) European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* . . 119
SJ1 Research and development (R&D) Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* . . 144
SJ2 Professional and management consulti European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* . . -603
SJ2 Professional and management consulti Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* . . -411
SJ3 Technical, trade-related and other European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 4,114 3,804 -310
SJ3 Technical, trade-related and other Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 4,337 4,083 -254
SK Personal, cultural and rec.services European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 233 221 -12
SK Personal, cultural and rec.services Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* . . -5
SK1 Audiovisual and related services European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 182 155 -27
SK1 Audiovisual and related services Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 190 164 -26
SK2 Other personal, cultural and recr. European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* 51 66 15
SK2 Other personal, cultural and recr. Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* . . 20
SL Government goods and services n.i.e. European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* . . 168
SL Government goods and services n.i.e. Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020 2nd quarter* . . 174
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 September 17, 2020:
The figures of 2018 and 2019 are final. The revised provisional figures of the first quarter of 2020 and the provisional figures of the second quarter of 2020 are added.
The 2018 figures have been adjusted due to the availability of additional information.


Changes as of October 7, 2019:
The figures for 2017 are revised due to a compilation error. Correcting this error has a small effect on the imputations for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarter of 2017 so the all quarters for 2017 are revised.

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.