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* 138,603 331,607 285,921
2005* 129,992 344,227 293,478
2006* 127,775 372,097 316,353
2007* 127,040 385,042 319,721
2008* 136,361 392,081 324,456
2009* 131,559 363,592 304,064
2010* 139,793 379,776 328,778
2011* 139,143 382,488 334,830
2012* 134,636 391,245 347,316
2013* 136,307 393,080 359,786
2014* 129,866 392,459 347,966
2015* 114,477 406,433 333,764
2016* 115,592 418,635 365,116
2017* 113,339 419,052 375,859
2018* 102,124 427,782 368,285
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 January 2020:
Provisional figures for 2018 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
New provisional figures are published annually, usually in December.

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.