Extraction, import and export of materials by continent; national accounts

Extraction, import and export of materials by continent; national accounts

Periods Extraction by type of material Total extraction (mln kg) Import by type of material Total import (mln kg) Export by type of material Total export (mln kg)
2004* 138,385 317,510 274,453
2005* 129,875 330,441 282,293
2006* 127,755 357,640 303,075
2007* 126,900 369,152 305,526
2008* 136,403 377,425 312,309
2009* 131,583 349,272 292,482
2010* 139,647 364,901 316,027
2011* 139,155 366,716 318,503
2012* 135,171 373,260 327,710
2013* 136,451 375,103 339,431
2014* 130,022 375,393 329,939
2015* 115,570 388,213 324,295
2016* 111,658 398,556 345,282
2017* 112,464 417,034 347,124
2018* 104,975 427,191 339,263
2019* 100,654 417,189 331,146
2020* 92,677 395,513 314,738
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains information about materials that enter or leave the Dutch economy through import, export and extraction. A distinction is made between raw products (resources), semi-manufactured products and finished products. Country or region of origin and destination is also included. Materials are recorded in kilos (physically). More figures on economy wide material flows can be found in table 'Extraction, import and export of materials by type; national accounts'. See section 3.

This table is part of the environmental accounts. Data of the environmental accounts are compiled according to concepts and definitions of the national accounts, which makes it possible to quantify the environmental effects of the economic activities for the Netherlands in a consistent manner. As a result, the figures may differ from data presented elsewhere on the website.

Data available from: 2004

Status of the figures:
Provisional figures.

Changes as of August 2022:
Provisional figures for 2020 have been added. Data for previous years are adjusted according to the revision policy (see: Status of the figures).

When will new figures be published?
New provisional figures are published annually, usually around April

Description topics

Extraction by type of material
Materials that are extracted from the environment and used by residents as input for the production process. Extraction comprises not only the mining and quarrying of minerals but also harvest of agricultural goods and the catch of non-cultivated fish.
Total extraction
Materials that are extracted from the environment and used by residents as input for the production process. Extraction comprises not only the mining and quarrying of minerals but also harvest of agricultural goods and the catch of non-cultivated fish.
Import by type of material
The import of goods comprises goods, destined for Dutch residents that originate in other economies. This also included goods that, after import, leave the country again without any significant treatment taken place as long as these goods are owned by Dutch residents (re-exports).
Total import
The import of goods comprises goods, destined for Dutch residents that originate in other economies. This also included goods that, after import, leave the country again without any significant treatment taken place as long as these goods are owned by Dutch residents (re-exports).
Export by type of material
The export of goods comprises goods, supplied by Dutch residents, whose destiny is another county. This also included purchases in the Netherlands by foreigners.
Total export
The export of goods comprises goods, supplied by Dutch residents, whose destiny is another county. This also included purchases in the Netherlands by foreigners.