large concerns account for three-quarters of Dutch exports

15/12/2014 15:00

According to a recent study by Statistics Netherlands, companies that are part of a large Dutch or foreign-owned concern account for three-quarters of the export value of goods exported by the Dutch private sector.

Medium-sized and small companies account for one quarter of exports

Companies that are not part of a large concern (medium-sized and small enterprises) account for one quarter of the export value, while this sector comprises 99 percent of all companies in the Netherlands. By far most of these companies  - butchers, greengrocers and contractors, for example - are not export-oriented. Smaller businesses usually do not have a network of a large mother concern with extra access to knowledge, contacts and finance. 

Share in goods exports of Dutch private sector, by company status, 2012

Share in goods exports of Dutch private sector, by company status, 2012