Over the past three years, increasingly few Dutch nationals have moved to the United Kingdom. Until 2016, the number of Dutch citizens leaving for the UK was still rising.
The United Kingdom is the largest market for Dutch services, after Germany and Ireland. In 2018, the Netherlands exported 23.8 billion euros of services to the UK, over 4 percent more than in the previous year.
In 2018, the total value of Dutch-manufactured goods exported to the United Kingdom dropped by 170 million euros to 20.2 billion euros, representing a year-on-year decrease of 1 percent.
In 2017, European lorries drove in and out of the United Kingdom almost 3.5 million times. 237 thousand such journeys were made by Dutch lorries, an increase of 1.8 percent on 2016. This is reported by Statistics Netherlands (CBS).
In 2017, trade with the United Kingdom generated 22.7 billion euros in the Netherlands.
In 2017, Dutch goods exports to the UK represented a value of 39 billion euros, nearly the same amount as in 2016.
Of the 42,500 British citizens residing in the Netherlands, 43% were employed earners, 9% were self-employed
Goods exports to the United Kingdom declined by 2 percent in the first half of 2017.
The international trade between the Netherlands and Scotland in 2015
A relatively large share (10% in 2016) of Dutch agricultural exports is destined for the UK.
The number of people travelling by ferry from the Netherlands to the UK and vice versa has risen again in recent years.
Dutch travel expenditure in UK 16 percent down
How has trade with the UK developed since the Brexit referendum?
The Netherlands is relatively the largest net contributor to the UK.
In the period 2011-2015, the number emigrants from the Netherlands to the UK has risen from 8.2 to 10.5 thousand.
Noord-Holland, Zuid-Holland and Noord-Brabant account for nearly two-thirds of goods trade with the United Kingdom.
In 2015, Dutch lorries made more than 162 thousand trips to carry goods to the United Kingdom.