Tourism; key indicators, National Accounts

Tourism; key indicators, National Accounts

Periods Tourism; current prices Tourism: value added at basic prices (million euros) Tourism; current prices Tourism: expenditure NL economy total (million euros) Tourism; current prices Recreational household expenditure (million euros) Tourism (volume indices, 2015=100) Tourism: value added at basic prices (2015=100) Tourism (volume indices, 2015=100) Tourism: expenditure NL economy total (2015=100) Tourism (volume indices, 2015=100) Recreational household expenditure (2015=100) Contribution of tourism Tourism: value added at basic prices (%) Contribution of tourism Recreational household expenditure (%) Tourism; employment Tourism: jobs (x 1 000) Tourism; employment Tourism: employed persons (x 1 000) Tourism; employment Tourism: labour volume (x 1 000) Contribution of tourism to employment Tourism: jobs (%) Contribution of tourism to employment Tourism: employed persons (%) Contribution of tourism to employment Tourism: labour volume (%)
2010 18,103 59,516 51,939 82.4 86.0 97.4 3.2 17.9 641 550 384 6.6 6.3 5.5
2011 18,618 62,237 53,842 85.8 88.2 98.3 3.2 18.1 663 567 392 6.7 6.4 5.6
2012 19,445 64,692 54,978 87.4 89.2 97.5 3.3 18.5 671 575 395 6.8 6.5 5.6
2013 20,378 66,037 54,676 89.3 90.3 96.0 3.4 18.2 677 581 400 6.9 6.7 5.8
2014 22,305 69,441 55,538 95.2 94.8 97.3 3.7 18.3 703 604 413 7.2 6.9 6.0
2015 24,541 73,513 57,456 100.0 100.0 100.0 4.0 18.5 718 616 423 7.3 7.0 6.0
2016 26,493 76,843 58,095 105.2 104.8 101.6 4.2 18.4 737 632 438 7.3 7.1 6.1
2017 28,428 82,188 60,718 110.5 110.1 103.9 4.3 18.6 765 656 459 7.4 7.2 6.2
2018* 30,270 86,454 62,545 115.7 113.7 105.0 4.4 18.3 788 675 474 7.5 7.2 6.3
2019* 31,790 91,156 65,051 119.1 117.0 106.4 4.4 18.3 813 692 498 7.5 7.2 6.4
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains contribution of tourism to the Dutch economy (employment, expenditure and value added at basic prices). Tourism is not an industry in itself, but covers a wide range of products and services. The figures are consistent with the conceptual framework of the National Accounts (NA) and can be compared with existing macroeconomic indicators such as the total value added at basic prises and employment in the Netherlands. The tourism accounts offer an integrated macroeconomic overview of the importance of tourism to the economy.

Data available from: 2010.

Status of the figures:
Data from 2010 up to and including 2017 are final. Data of 2018 and 2019 are provisional.

Changes as of 4 September 2020:
Data of 2019 have been added to this table.

When will new figures be published?
Provisional data are published 8 months after the end of the reporting year. Final data are released 20 months after the end of the reporting year.

Description topics

Tourism; current prices
Figures are expressed in prices of the relevant reporting year, million euro.
Tourism: value added at basic prices
The touristic value added at basic prices in the Netherlands is the value added related to tourism expenditure in the Netherlands.
Tourism: expenditure NL economy total
Expenditure of tourism, both resident and non-resident, within the economic territory of the Netherlands (inbound and domestic).
A person is resident if he or she has a centre of economic interest in the economic territory of the Netherlands for more than one year.
A person is a non-resident if his or hers centre of economic activity is not in the economic territory of the Netherlands.
Recreational household expenditure
Tourist expenditure by Dutch households with recreational motive plus the tourism consumer durables.
Tourism (volume indices, 2015=100)
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.
Tourism: value added at basic prices
The touristic value added at basic prices in the Netherlands is the value added related to tourism expenditure in the Netherlands.
Tourism: expenditure NL economy total
Expenditure of tourism, both resident and non-resident, within the economic territory of the Netherlands (inbound and domestic).
A person is resident if he or she has a centre of economic interest in the economic territory of the Netherlands for more than one year.
A person is a non-resident if his or hers centre of economic activity is not in the economic territory of the Netherlands.
Recreational household expenditure
Tourist expenditure by Dutch households with recreational motive plus the tourism consumer durables.
Contribution of tourism
The contribution of tourism in value added at basic prices and in the recreational expenditure of households.
Tourism: value added at basic prices
The contribution of touristic value added in total value added of the Netherlands.
Recreational household expenditure
The contribution of recreational consumption expenditure in the total consumption expenditure by households in the Netherlands.
Tourism; employment
The number of jobs, employed persons and labour volume related to tourism.
Tourism: jobs
The number of jobs related to tourism.
Tourism: employed persons
The number of employed persons related to tourism.
Tourism: labour volume
Labour years is a measure for the labour volume, which is calculated by converting all jobs (full time and part time) to full-time jobs, also known as full-time equivalents (FTE).

This indicates that two half-time jobs (0.5 FTE each) together account for a labour volume of one labour year.
Contribution of tourism to employment
Contribution of tourism in total jobs, employment and labour volume.
Tourism: jobs
The contribution of tourism jobs in total jobs in the Netherlands.
Tourism: employed persons
The contribution of tourism related employed persons in total employed persons in the Netherlands
Tourism: labour volume
The contribution of tourism of labour volume in total labour volume in the Netherlands.