Imports/exports; change of ownership; volume and price, changes

Imports/exports; change of ownership; volume and price, changes

Imports and exports Periods Indices Value Original (2015=100) Indices Value Working day adjusted (2015=100) Indices Volume Original (2015=100) Indices Volume Working day adjusted (2015=100) Year-on-year change Value Original (%) Year-on-year change Value Working day adjusted (%) Year-on-year change Volume Original (%) Year-on-year change Volume Working day adjusted (%)
Imports 2020* 112.3 111.8 118.6 118.1 -6.9 -7.3 -1.7 -2.1
Exports 2020* 111.5 111.1 114.3 114.0 -5.6 -5.9 -1.9 -2.2
Source: CBS.
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Table description

Statistics Netherlands collects monthly data on imports and exports of goods. In this table on imports and exports of goods the change of ownership of the goods is decisive, not whether they crossed the Dutch border. The table comprises index figures and changes in terms of percentage of total imports and exports of goods, broken down by value, price and volume. The indices are based on 2015=100. The changes in terms of percentage are compared with the same period in the previous year.

Data available from: 1995 January

Status of the figures:
Data from 1995 up to and including 2017 are final. Data of 2018, 2019 and 2020 are provisional.

Changes as of 16 February 2021:
Data over December 2020 have been added. Data over October and November 2020 have been adjusted.

Import and export figures may be adjusted as new or updated source information from the monthly international trade statistics and producer prices becomes available. In addition, the figures are adjusted retrospectively to fit those of imports and exports of goods in the quarterly National Accounts and the annual National Accounts. A complete revision of the National Accounts is carried out once every five years.

When will new figures be published?
Six to seven weeks after the end of the month under review.

Description topics

Indices
Index figures, base year 2015=100.

An index compares the value of a variable in a certain period with the value of the same variable in the base period. The index of this base period is 100.
Value
Value index figures, base year 2015=100.

Although not necessarily so, in most cases imports and exports of goods will be accompanied by transport of these goods across the international border. The goods are valued at the exporter's customs border. For Dutch imports this means that the value of the imported goods includes transport and insurance costs to the exporter's border; for Dutch exports the value of the goods includes transport and insurance costs to the Dutch border.
Original
Original value index figures, base year 2015=100.

Not adjusted for differences in the number of working days.
Working day adjusted
Working day adjusted value index figures, base year 2015=100.

JDemetra+ is used to adjust the value and volume figures for differences in the number of working days. The method corrects for national holidays, leap days and the difference between weekdays and weekends.
Volume
Volume index figures, base year 2015=100.
Original
Original volume index figures, base year 2015=100.

Not adjusted for differences in the number of working days.
Working day adjusted
Working day adjusted value index figures, base year 2015=100.

JDemetra+ is used to adjust the value and volume figures for differences in the number of working days. The method corrects for national holidays, leap days and the difference between weekdays and weekends.
Year-on-year change
Change compared to the same period in the previous year.

Change in a variable indicates the growth rate with respect to the same period of the previous year as a percentage. Statistics Netherlands calculates this on the basis of non-rounded figures.
Value
Value changes compared to the same period in the previous year.

Although not necessarily so, in most cases imports and exports of goods will be accompanied by transport of these goods across the international border. The goods are valued at the exporter's customs border. For Dutch imports this means that the value of the imported goods includes transport and insurance costs to the exporter's border; for Dutch exports the value of the goods includes transport and insurance costs to the Dutch border.
Original
Original value changes compared to the same period in the previous year.

Not adjusted for differences in the number of working days.
Working day adjusted
Working day adjusted value changes compared to the same period in the previous year.

JDemetra+ is used to adjust the value and volume figures for differences in the number of working days. The method corrects for national holidays, leap days and the difference between weekdays and weekends.
Volume
Volume changes compared to the same period in the previous year.
Original
Original value changes compared to the same period in the previous year.

Not adjusted for differences in the number of working days.
Working day adjusted
Working day adjusted volume changes compared to the same period in the previous year.

JDemetra+ is used to adjust the value and volume figures for differences in the number of working days. The method corrects for national holidays, leap days and the difference between weekdays and weekends.