Imports of goods and services by destination; National Accounts

Imports of goods and services by destination; National Accounts

Destination of imports Periods 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 (%)
A-U All economic activities 2020* -6.5 -5.2 -8.3
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2020* 1.7 2.5 -2.3
01 Agriculture 2020* 1.7 2.5 -2.0
02 Forestry and logging 2020* -4.0 3.1 -16.7
03 Fishing and aquaculture 2020* 4.1 3.6 5.3
B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2020* -5.4 -4.7 -9.3
B Mining and quarrying 2020* -7.5 -6.6 -7.7
06 Extraction of crude petroleum and gas 2020* -25.8 -41.2 -24.7
08 Mining and quarrying (no oil and gas) 2020* -4.4 -3.4 -6.1
09 Mining support activities 2020* 6.7 11.8 6.4
C Manufacturing 2020* -5.5 -4.8 -10.0
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2020* -1.5 -1.0 -6.3
10 Manufacture of food products 2020* -1.1 -0.6 -5.6
11 Manufacture of beverages 2020* -9.3 -8.8 -11.2
12 Manufacture of tobacco products 2020* 0.7 2.1 -5.5
13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2020* -5.0 -4.7 -7.5
16-18 Man. wood en paperprod., printing 2020* -2.1 -2.2 -1.6
16 Manufacture of wood products 2020* 4.8 5.2 -3.8
17 Manufacture of paper 2020* -4.2 -4.5 -2.4
18 Printing and reproduction 2020* -6.5 -8.3 1.2
19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2020* -8.0 -8.0 -10.9
20-21 Chemistry and pharmaceuticals 2020* -0.6 -0.7 0.1
20 Manufacture of chemicals 2020* -0.7 -0.8 -0.5
21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2020* 1.2 0.1 5.6
22-23 Man. plastics and constructionprod 2020* 2.3 2.8 -2.1
22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2020* 4.3 5.1 -2.7
23 Manufacture of building materials 2020* -1.4 -1.4 -1.2
24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2020* -5.0 -4.6 -9.5
24 Manufacture of basic metals 2020* -8.4 -8.3 -10.2
25 Manufacture of metal products 2020* -2.4 -1.6 -9.0
26-27 Elektrical and electron. Industry 2020* -11.1 -6.6 -17.5
26 Manufacture of electronic products 2020* -13.0 -9.0 -17.7
27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2020* 2.8 5.0 -11.8
28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2020* 1.4 1.3 2.4
29-30 Transport equipment 2020* -19.7 -20.0 -14.7
29 Manufacture of cars and trailers 2020* -25.2 -25.5 -18.9
30 Manufacture of other transport 2020* -6.5 -5.9 -11.1
31-33 Other manufacturing and repair 2020* -6.2 -5.8 -9.2
31-32 Man. of furniture and other prods. 2020* -6.7 -6.2 -9.6
31 Manufacture of furniture 2020* -6.3 -5.2 -13.8
32 Manufacture of other products 2020* -7.2 -7.7 -5.0
33 Repair and installation of machinery 2020* -5.8 -5.4 -8.8
D Energy supply 2020* -0.7 -1.8 10.0
35 Energy supply 2020* -0.7 -1.8 10.0
E Water supply and waste management 2020* -2.4 -4.0 0.7
36 Water collection and distribution 2020* 8.6 15.2 0.0
37-39 Sewerage and waste treatment 2020* -3.2 -5.0 0.8
F Construction 2020* -2.4 -2.1 -3.7
41 Construction buildings, development 2020* -6.0 -6.1 -5.7
42 Civil engineering 2020* 0.5 1.9 -1.0
43 Specialised construction activities 2020* -0.8 -0.1 -6.1
G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2020* -9.2 -21.6 -4.3
G Wholesale and retail trade 2020* 0.5 -3.5 1.5
45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles 2020* -2.1 -3.8 3.5
46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) 2020* 1.9 -3.5 2.6
47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) 2020* -8.3 -2.0 -10.0
H Transportation and storage 2020* -16.4 -33.0 -11.2
49 Land transport 2020* -8.2 -11.5 -7.1
50 Water transport 2020* -3.2 -4.4 -2.9
51 Air transport 2020* -52.1 -58.5 -47.2
52 Warehousing, services for transport 2020* -2.3 -18.4 -0.9
53 Postal and courier activities 2020* 11.3 -30.0 12.4
I Accommodation and food serving 2020* -32.7 -33.0 -30.5
55 Accommodation 2020* -37.0 -38.6 -31.6
56 Food and beverage service activities 2020* -31.7 -31.9 -29.9
J Information and communication 2020* -9.9 -0.1 -11.1
58-60 Publishing, movie, radio and TV 2020* -23.2 -6.2 -23.7
58 Publishing 2020* 0.2 -2.5 3.5
59-60 Movies, TV and radio 2020* -24.3 -19.7 -24.4
59 Film, TV and music production etc 2020* -25.6 -23.5 -25.6
60 Programming and broadcasting 2020* 40.4 -12.0 48.2
61 Telecommunications 2020* -0.6 -0.2 -1.0
62-63 IT- and information services 2020* 1.3 2.5 1.2
62 Support activities in the field of IT 2020* 0.9 -0.3 1.0
63 Information service activities 2020* 3.9 11.2 2.5
K Financial institutions 2020* -26.7 1.3 -27.3
64 Financial institutions, no insurance 2020* -36.8 -9.1 -37.1
65 Insurance and pension funding 2020* -6.1 0.0 -6.3
66 Other financial services 2020* -0.6 16.1 -2.9
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2020* 1.6 -0.1 3.4
68 Renting, buying, selling real estate 2020* 1.6 -0.1 3.4
M-N Business services 2020* -4.0 0.2 -4.5
M Other specialised business services 2020* 7.6 1.7 8.2
69-71 Management, technical consultancy 2020* 7.8 0.4 8.2
69-70 Legal and management consultancy 2020* 8.5 3.8 8.6
69 Legal services, administration etc. 2020* 8.4 0.0 9.5
70 Holding companies (not financial) 2020* 8.5 5.0 8.6
71 Architects, technical services etc. 2020* -1.8 -2.2 -1.5
72 Research and development 2020* 0.0 2.1 -1.7
73-75 Advertising, design and other 2020* 10.1 4.8 11.1
73 Advertising and market research 2020* -5.0 10.1 -5.9
74-75 Other specialised services 2020* 30.3 3.4 42.4
74 Other specialised business services 2020* 34.4 1.2 43.0
75 Veterinary activities 2020* 5.2 6.3 -14.3
N Renting and other business support 2020* -24.1 -1.7 -27.1
77 Renting and leasing of tangible goods 2020* 12.4 -4.3 13.1
78 Employment activities 2020* -17.9 -21.6 -17.5
79 Travel agencies, tour operators etc 2020* -57.2 -58.1 -57.2
80-82 Security, other business services 2020* 1.6 1.0 3.2
80 Security and investigation 2020* 1.9 5.9 -5.6
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

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

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.