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** 211,798 227,256 15,457
S Total Services Algeria 2020** 16 26 10
S Total Services Argentina 2020** . . 271
S Total Services Australia 2020** . . 1,296
S Total Services Austria 2020** 1,651 1,727 77
S Total Services Bahamas 2020** 10 33 23
S Total Services Belgium 2020** 12,460 12,382 -79
S Total Services Bermuda 2020** 27,493 . .
S Total Services Bolivia 2020** 7 41 34
S Total Services Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 2020** 24 14 -10
S Total Services Brazil 2020** 1,037 1,930 893
S Total Services Bulgaria 2020** 411 288 -123
S Total Services Canada 2020** 1,565 3,229 1,664
S Total Services Cape Verde 2020** 9 3 -6
S Total Services Chile 2020** 177 474 296
S Total Services China 2020** 2,442 3,408 966
S Total Services Colombia 2020** 211 352 141
S Total Services Croatia 2020** 115 184 69
S Total Services Cuba 2020** 18 27 9
S Total Services Curaçao 2020** 208 71 -137
S Total Services Cyprus 2020** 906 315 -590
S Total Services Czechia 2020** 1,407 988 -419
S Total Services Denmark 2020** 1,477 4,114 2,638
S Total Services Ecuador 2020** 28 190 162
S Total Services Egypt 2020** 137 263 126
S Total Services Estonia 2020** 96 115 18
S Total Services European Union Institutions (excl. ECB) 2020** 0 608 608
S Total Services European Union (excl. the Netherlands) 2020** 89,601 122,646 33,045
S Total Services Eurozone 2020** 77,429 105,350 27,921
S Total Services Finland 2020** 898 2,712 1,814
S Total Services France 2020** 11,464 12,126 662
S Total Services Germany 2020** 22,293 27,524 5,231
S Total Services Greece 2020** 450 615 166
S Total Services Hungary 2020** 1,004 1,377 373
S Total Services Hong Kong 2020** 956 1,399 443
S Total Services Ireland 2020** 13,033 32,470 19,437
S Total Services Iceland 2020** 31 203 172
S Total Services India 2020** 3,433 1,332 -2,101
S Total Services Indonesia 2020** 153 635 482
S Total Services Israel 2020** 388 602 214
S Total Services Italy 2020** 4,483 5,511 1,028
S Total Services Jamaica 2020** 14 28 14
S Total Services Japan 2020** 1,409 2,981 1,572
S Total Services Jordan 2020** 40 74 35
S Total Services Latvia 2020** 115 165 50
S Total Services Liechtenstein 2020** 6 5 -2
S Total Services Lithuania 2020** 396 245 -151
S Total Services Luxembourg 2020** 2,955 3,352 397
S Total Services Malaysia 2020** 274 616 343
S Total Services Malta 2020** 264 240 -24
S Total Services Morocco 2020** 296 105 -191
S Total Services Mexico 2020** 709 1,852 1,143
S Total Services Non EU 2020** 122,198 104,610 -17,588
S Total Services Non-eurozone 2020** 134,370 121,906 -12,464
S Total Services New Zealand 2020** 145 295 150
S Total Services Nigeria 2020** . . 377
S Total Services Norway 2020** 861 1,299 438
S Total Services Oman 2020** 37 310 273
S Total Services Other International organisations 2020** . . .
S Total Services Peru 2020** 47 262 214
S Total Services Philippines 2020** 465 511 46
S Total Services Poland 2020** 3,943 3,348 -595
S Total Services Portugal 2020** 734 1,104 370
S Total Services Romania 2020** 1,440 947 -493
S Total Services Russia 2020** 518 1,553 1,034
S Total Services Saudi Arabia 2020** 173 2,636 2,463
S Total Services Singapore 2020** 2,351 9,316 6,965
S Total Services Slovenia 2020** 159 116 -43
S Total Services Slovakia 2020** 605 312 -293
S Total Services Spain 2020** 4,467 4,318 -149
S Total Services Saint Helena,Ascension,Tristan da Cunha 2020** . . .
S Total Services Saint Maarten (Dutch part) 2020** . . .
S Total Services South Korea 2020** 1,153 1,159 7
S Total Services Sweden 2020** 2,375 5,442 3,067
S Total Services Switzerland 2020** 7,310 9,257 1,947
S Total Services Taiwan 2020** 490 758 268
S Total Services Thailand 2020** 215 594 379
S Total Services Timor-Leste 2020** . . .
S Total Services Tunisia 2020** 20 38 18
S Total Services Turkey 2020** 359 872 513
S Total Services Ukraine 2020** 134 135 1
S Total Services United Kingdom 2020** 26,192 24,297 -1,895
S Total Services United Arab Emirates 2020** 1,132 1,048 -84
S Total Services Uruguay 2020** 17 109 92
S Total Services United States 2020** 33,793 19,587 -14,205
S Total Services Venezuela 2020** . . 2
S Total Services Viet Nam 2020** 73 279 206
S Total Services Europe (excl. the Netherlands) 2020** 125,288 160,636 35,347
S Total Services Africa 2020** 1,247 2,559 1,312
S Total Services North Africa 2020** 472 456 -16
S Total Services South Africa 2020** 297 868 571
S Total Services Other Africa 2020** 775 2,103 1,327
S Total Services America 2020** 68,341 30,747 -37,593
S Total Services North America 2020** 35,357 22,817 -12,540
S Total Services Central America 2020** 31,138 3,888 -27,250
S Total Services South America 2020** 1,845 4,043 2,197
S Total Services Asia 2020** 15,647 29,470 13,823
S Total Services Near and Middle East Countries 2020** 1,943 5,679 3,736
S Total Services Other Asian countries 2020** 13,704 23,791 10,087
S Total Services Oceania 2020** 1,299 2,729 1,431
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.