Extraction, import and export of materials; national accounts

Extraction, import and export of materials; national accounts

Periods Material flows in physical amounts Extraction by type of material Total extraction (mln kg) Material flows in physical amounts Import by type of material Total import by type of material (mln kg) Material flows in physical amounts Export by type of material Total export by type of material (mln kg)
2006* 127,775 372,095 316,351
2007* 127,040 385,045 319,720
2008* 136,361 392,081 324,456
2009* 131,559 363,591 304,065
2010* 139,793 379,774 328,774
2011* 139,143 382,490 334,831
2012* 134,636 391,246 347,315
2013* 136,307 393,078 359,785
2014* 129,866 392,460 347,968
2015* 114,477 406,434 333,755
2016* 115,592 418,617 365,121
2017* 113,339 419,050 375,855
2018* 102,124 427,782 368,286
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. Materials include raw products (resources), semi-finished products and finished products. The import and export of materials is recorded both in kilos (physically) and in euros (monetary). The currently presented tables can be referred to as the material flow accounts.

This table is part of the environmental accounts. Data in the environmental accounts are compiled according the 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: 1996

Status of the figures:
Provisional figures.

Changes as of January 2020:
The provisional figures for 2018 have been added.

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

Description topics

Material flows in physical amounts
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 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).
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 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.