Imports of goods and services by destination; National Accounts

Imports of goods and services by destination; National Accounts

Destination of imports Periods Value at current prices Imports of goods and services (million euros) Value at current prices Imports of goods (million euros) Value at current prices Imports of services (million euros) Value at prices of 2015 Imports of goods and services (million euros) Value at prices of 2015 Imports of goods (million euros) Value at prices of 2015 Imports of services (million euros) Volume changes on previous year Imports of goods and services (%) Volume changes on previous year Imports of goods (%) Volume changes on previous year Imports of services (%) Price indices Imports of goods and services (2015=100) Price indices Imports of goods (2015=100) Price indices Imports of services (2015=100)
A-U All economic activities 2015 233,084 134,076 99,008 233,084 134,076 99,008 . . . 100.0 100.0 100.0
A-U All economic activities 2016 230,135 130,452 99,683 239,041 138,963 100,078 2.6 3.6 1.1 96.3 93.9 99.6
A-U All economic activities 2017 253,370 144,201 109,169 253,433 144,109 109,139 6.0 3.7 9.1 100.0 100.1 100.0
A-U All economic activities 2018 278,394 156,271 122,123 269,841 149,796 119,850 6.5 3.9 9.8 103.2 104.3 101.9
A-U All economic activities 2019 275,620 154,672 120,948 267,304 151,044 116,003 -0.9 0.8 -3.2 103.1 102.4 104.3
A-U All economic activities 2020* 248,623 135,529 113,094 249,856 143,242 106,410 -6.5 -5.2 -8.3 99.5 94.6 106.3
Total imports for final expenditure 2015 285,875 224,477 61,398 285,875 224,477 61,398 . . . 100.0 100.0 100.0
Total imports for final expenditure 2016 261,153 230,227 30,926 269,499 238,483 31,016 -5.7 6.2 -49.5 96.9 96.5 99.7
Total imports for final expenditure 2017 282,765 250,153 32,612 286,293 254,447 31,882 6.2 6.7 2.8 98.8 98.3 102.3
Total imports for final expenditure 2018 295,300 262,876 32,424 295,172 264,515 30,778 3.1 4.0 -3.5 100.0 99.4 105.3
Total imports for final expenditure 2019 315,328 280,998 34,330 316,063 284,305 31,948 7.1 7.5 3.8 99.8 98.8 107.5
Total imports for final expenditure 2020* 290,363 268,029 22,334 301,075 281,492 20,619 -4.7 -1.0 -35.5 96.4 95.2 108.3
Total other items 2015 -365 -5,627 5,262 -365 -5,627 5,262 . . . 100.0 100.0 100.0
Total other items 2016 -244 -5,483 5,239 -200 -5,370 5,170 -45.2 -4.6 -1.7 122.0 102.1 101.3
Total other items 2017 28 -5,528 5,556 17 -5,344 5,405 -108.6 -0.5 4.5 162.7 103.5 102.8
Total other items 2018 138 -5,837 5,975 110 -5,518 5,727 539.3 3.3 6.0 125.4 105.8 104.3
Total other items 2019 411 -5,487 5,898 325 -5,056 5,518 195.7 -8.4 -3.6 126.3 108.5 106.9
Total other items 2020* 662 -4,686 5,348 503 -4,189 4,847 54.5 -17.1 -12.2 131.7 111.9 110.3
Total imports 2015 518,594 352,926 165,668 518,594 352,926 165,668 . . . 100.0 100.0 100.0
Total imports 2016 491,044 355,196 135,848 508,340 372,076 136,264 -2.0 5.4 -17.7 96.6 95.5 99.7
Total imports 2017 536,163 388,826 147,337 539,806 393,308 146,421 6.2 5.7 7.5 99.3 98.9 100.6
Total imports 2018 573,832 413,310 160,522 565,302 408,894 156,275 4.7 4.0 6.7 101.5 101.1 102.7
Total imports 2019 591,359 430,183 161,176 583,579 430,123 153,447 3.2 5.2 -1.8 101.3 100.0 105.0
Total imports 2020* 539,648 398,872 140,776 551,288 420,296 131,652 -5.5 -2.3 -14.2 97.9 94.9 106.9
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table presents data of imports of goods and services by destination from the National Accounts. The table contains data of imported products by economic activities. It also shows data of imports intended for final expenditure and imports that can not be imputed to economic activities.

Data available from: 2015.

Status of the figures:
Data of 2015-2019 are final. Data of 2020 are provisional.

Changes as of June 24th 2021:
Data of 2020 have been added to this table.


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

Value at current prices
The values are expressed at prices of the reporting period. Alternatively, values may be expressed at constant prices. In this case, prices of a reference period are used.
Imports of goods and services
Transactions in goods and services (sales, barter and gifts) from non-residents to residents (in the Netherlands). Imports of goods occurs when economic ownership of goods is passed from non-residents to residents. This applies irrespective of corresponding physical movements of goods across frontiers. An enterprise or institution is considered residential after it has been active in the Netherlands for at least one year. This applies irrespective of the question whether the enterprise or institute has foreign owners.
Imports of goods
Transactions in goods (sales, barter and gifts) from non-residents to residents (in the Netherlands). Imports of goods occurs when economic ownership of goods is passed from non-residents to residents. This applies irrespective of corresponding physical movements of goods across frontiers. An enterprise or institution is considered residential after it has been active in the Netherlands for at least one year. This applies irrespective of the question whether the enterprise or institute has foreign owners. Part of the imports are raw materials, semifinished products, fuel and fixed assets. Furthermore, imports of goods may be re-exports: goods that were imported before being exported, after having received at most minor adaptations.
Imports of services
Transactions in services (sales, barter and gifts) from non-residents to residents (in the Netherlands). Imports of services applies among others to expenses made by Dutch companies abroad, like costs of transportation, banking costs and business travels. Imports by services are also made by the Dutch general government, among others by means of expenses made by Dutch embassies and consulates. Imports of services by households consist among others of imports of consumer goods and the direct consumptive expenditure by Dutch residents abroad.
Value at prices of 2015
The values are expressed at prices of the reference period 2015 by taking account of inflation. Alternatively, values may be expressed at prices of the reporting period.
Imports of goods and services
Transactions in goods and services (sales, barter and gifts) from non-residents to residents (in the Netherlands). Imports of goods occurs when economic ownership of goods is passed from non-residents to residents. This applies irrespective of corresponding physical movements of goods across frontiers. An enterprise or institution is considered residential after it has been active in the Netherlands for at least one year. This applies irrespective of the question whether the enterprise or institute has foreign owners.
Imports of goods
Transactions in goods (sales, barter and gifts) from non-residents to residents (in the Netherlands). Imports of goods occurs when economic ownership of goods is passed from non-residents to residents. This applies irrespective of corresponding physical movements of goods across frontiers. An enterprise or institution is considered residential after it has been active in the Netherlands for at least one year. This applies irrespective of the question whether the enterprise or institute has foreign owners. Part of the imports are raw materials, semifinished products, fuel and fixed assets. Furthermore, imports of goods may be re-exports: goods that were imported before being exported, after having received at most minor adaptations.
Imports of services
Transactions in services (sales, barter and gifts) from non-residents to residents (in the Netherlands). Imports of services applies among others to expenses made by Dutch companies abroad, like costs of transportation, banking costs and business travels. Imports by services are also made by the Dutch general government, among others by means of expenses made by Dutch embassies and consulates. Imports of services by households consist among others of imports of consumer goods and the direct consumptive expenditure by Dutch residents abroad.
Volume changes on previous year
The weighted average of the changes in the quantity and quality of the components of a certain goods or service transaction or balancing item, annual percentage changes.
Imports of goods and services
Transactions in goods and services (sales, barter and gifts) from non-residents to residents (in the Netherlands). Imports of goods occurs when economic ownership of goods is passed from non-residents to residents. This applies irrespective of corresponding physical movements of goods across frontiers. An enterprise or institution is considered residential after it has been active in the Netherlands for at least one year. This applies irrespective of the question whether the enterprise or institute has foreign owners.
Imports of goods
Transactions in goods (sales, barter and gifts) from non-residents to residents (in the Netherlands). Imports of goods occurs when economic ownership of goods is passed from non-residents to residents. This applies irrespective of corresponding physical movements of goods across frontiers. An enterprise or institution is considered residential after it has been active in the Netherlands for at least one year. This applies irrespective of the question whether the enterprise or institute has foreign owners. Part of the imports are raw materials, semifinished products, fuel and fixed assets. Furthermore, imports of goods may be re-exports: goods that were imported before being exported, after having received at most minor adaptations.
Imports of services
Transactions in services (sales, barter and gifts) from non-residents to residents (in the Netherlands). Imports of services applies among others to expenses made by Dutch companies abroad, like costs of transportation, banking costs and business travels. Imports by services are also made by the Dutch general government, among others by means of expenses made by Dutch embassies and consulates. Imports of services by households consist among others of imports of consumer goods and the direct consumptive expenditure by Dutch residents abroad.
Price indices
The weighted average of the price changes of the components of a certain variable. Deflators relative to the reference year 2015.
Imports of goods and services
Transactions in goods and services (sales, barter and gifts) from non-residents to residents (in the Netherlands). Imports of goods occurs when economic ownership of goods is passed from non-residents to residents. This applies irrespective of corresponding physical movements of goods across frontiers. An enterprise or institution is considered residential after it has been active in the Netherlands for at least one year. This applies irrespective of the question whether the enterprise or institute has foreign owners.
Imports of goods
Transactions in goods (sales, barter and gifts) from non-residents to residents (in the Netherlands). Imports of goods occurs when economic ownership of goods is passed from non-residents to residents. This applies irrespective of corresponding physical movements of goods across frontiers. An enterprise or institution is considered residential after it has been active in the Netherlands for at least one year. This applies irrespective of the question whether the enterprise or institute has foreign owners. Part of the imports are raw materials, semifinished products, fuel and fixed assets. Furthermore, imports of goods may be re-exports: goods that were imported before being exported, after having received at most minor adaptations.
Imports of services
Transactions in services (sales, barter and gifts) from non-residents to residents (in the Netherlands). Imports of services applies among others to expenses made by Dutch companies abroad, like costs of transportation, banking costs and business travels. Imports by services are also made by the Dutch general government, among others by means of expenses made by Dutch embassies and consulates. Imports of services by households consist among others of imports of consumer goods and the direct consumptive expenditure by Dutch residents abroad.