Inbound trade from the US has doubled since 2007
In 2021, the landed weight of goods from the US stood at 42 billion kg, with a value of 50 billion euros. The landed weight from China, Taiwan and Mongolia was 29 billion kg, at a value of 164 billion euros.
|Value, US (2007=100)||Gross weight, US (2007=100)||Value, China, Taiwan, Mongolia (2007=100)||Gross weight, China, Taiwan, Mongolia (2007=100)|
Goods flow from China highest value; from Russia highest weight
In 2021, altogether 631 billion kg of goods entered the Netherlands. This represented a 6-percent increase on 2020 and was close to the 2019 pre-pandemic level again. The goods held a combined value of 940 billion euros, up by 17 percent on 2020. The bulk of the goods was bound for re-export; around 61 percent of the goods (in gross weight) left the Netherlands again in an unprocessed or virtually unprocessed state.
Measured in weight, Russia was the largest supplier of goods in 2021, holding a 14-percent share. Germany was second largest with 11 percent, followed by Belgium and Luxembourg, and the United States. Top supplier in terms of value in 2021 was the country group China, Taiwan and Mongolia with a share of 17 percent. The runner up was again Germany (13 percent), followed by a group of EU countries in Eastern Europe (8 percent).
Russia and the US represent less significant value compared to the weight of their goods. Conversely, the country group China, Taiwan and Mongolia has a smaller share in landed weight but represents a larger share in terms of value.
|Gross weight (%)||Value (%)|
|Belgium and Luxembourg||7.4||6.1|
|Norway, Iceland and the Faroe Islands||5.7||3.2|
|China, Taiwan and Mongolia||4.5||17.4|
|Northern Europe (EU)||3.7||3.1|
|Eastern Europe (EU)||3.4||7.6|
|Southern Europe (EU)||3.1||5.2|
|Canada and Greenland||2.8||1.2|
|Southeastern South America||1.4||0.8|
|Other country groups||12.2||14.1|
Fossil fuels account for over two-thirds of inbound trade from the US
Crude oil, refined petroleum products and coal and lignite combined took up nearly 70 percent of the total goods supply from the US in 2021. Roughly 11 percent were chemical products and fertilisers. Leading in terms of value were transport equipment (22 percent), machinery and electronics (20 percent) as well as crude petroleum en refined petroleum products (together slightly over 20 percent).
Of the goods arriving from China, Taiwan and Mongolia in 2021, machinery and electronics took up 21 percent; 13 percent were chemical products and fertilisers and 12 percent basic metals and metal products. At over 60 percent, machinery and electronics accounted for the highest value, followed by transport equipment (7 percent) and textiles, leather and products thereof (7 percent).
- Publication - International goods flows 2021 (Dutch only)
- StatLine - International trade and transit trade; value, weight, goods, transport mode