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In 2018, road hauliers carried 4.6 million tonnes of goods between the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

British investment flows into the Netherlands have risen substantially since the Brexit referendum in 2016, from 14 bn euros in 2016 to 80 bn euros in 2018.

In 2018, the Netherlands earned 25.5 billion euros in exports of goods and services destined for the United Kingdom, up 4 percent on 2017.

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 2018, the Netherlands imported 26.4 billion euros worth of goods from the United Kingdom. This amount was only higher in 2012 and 2013.

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).

The share of Dutch domestic exports going to the UK has diminished since 2017.

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.

In 2017, the United Kingdom was our third trading partner in international services.

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.

Dutch exports to the UK and their contribution to the Dutch economy

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.

Last year, the Netherlands earned over 20 billion euros on exports to the United Kingdom