Structure national net lending/borrowing; National Accounts

Table description


This table presents annual figures about the structure of national net lending or net borrowing, starting from the gross domestic product. National net lending or net borrowing is the difference between the assets of the Netherlands on the rest of the world and the liabilities of the Netherlands to the rest of the world.
National net lending or net borrowing presents the amount all sectors together in the Netherlands can lend / invest or has to borrow, given the current and capital transactions.

Data available from: 1995.

Status of the figures:
Data from 1995 up to and including 2020 are final. Data of 2021 are provisional.

Adjustments as of September 23rd 2022:
The method for calculating the profits received from and paid to the rest of the world for non-financial corporations has been improved. This impacts several balancing items. As part of these profits pass through financial holdings, paid profits by financial institutions are also changed.

When will new figures be published?
Provisional data are published 6 months after the end of the reporting year. Final data are released 18 months after the end of the reporting year.

Description topics

Net primary income from rest of world
Received primary incomes from the rest of the world less paid primary incomes to the rest of the world.

When a residing enterprise has been active abroad for more than one year, the local kind-of-activity unit is no longer considered a resident in the Netherlands but a resident in the country in which it has become active. Vice versa, a kind-of-activity unit of foreign origin is no longer seen as a non-resident after it has been active in the Netherlands for more than one year. Resident persons who settle abroad are no longer seen as residents in the Netherlands but as residents in the country they moved to one year after they have left. Vice versa a foreigner who has settled in the Netherlands becomes a resident one year after he or see moved in. Students are an exception to this rule. They are always considered residents in the country they lived in before commencing their study.
Primary income from rest of world
Compensation of employees, property income and (EU) subsidies received from the rest of the world.
Compensation of employees
Compensation of employees received from the rest of the world. This is largely due to residents in the Netherlands who have settled abroad for less than one year and work for a non-residential enterprise. This could however by an affiliate to a Dutch enterprise. After these persons have settled abroad for more than one year they become non-residents in the Netherlands and their compensation is no longer part of the flow of income from the rest of the world to the Netherlands. The compensation of cross-border workers who live in the Netherlands but work abroad remains however part of this flow.
Primary income paid to rest of world
Compensation of employees, property income and (EU) taxes on production and imports paid to the rest of the world.
Compensation of employees
Compensation of employees paid to the rest of the world. This is largely due to residents in the Netherlands who have settled abroad for less than one year and work for a non-residential enterprise. This could however by an affiliate to a Dutch enterprise. After these persons have settled abroad for more than one year they become non-residents in the Netherlands and their compensation is no longer part of the flow of income from the rest of the world to the Netherlands. The compensation of cross-border workers who live in the Netherlands but work abroad remains however part of this flow.