Agricultural exports amounted to an estimated 94.5 billion euros in 2019. This is 4.6 percent more than in 2018 and the highest level on record.
In 2018, the Netherlands imported 39.2 billion euros in goods from China. Two-thirds were re-exported.
The Netherlands is in fourth position in the global IMF ranking of export quality.
Since establishment of the WTO in 1995, import tariffs have declined around the world. Exporters nevertheless have to comply with more and more regulations.
An explorative search for a macro-economic framework based on business models
The recent US import tariffs on competing goods exported by EU countries are affecting France most severely. Goods include aircraft and wines, at an export value of 2.7 bn euros in 2018.
In terms of the gross value added generated through Dutch exports, the highest value added is derived from the export of machinery and machine parts. In 2018, this value added amounted to almost 16 billion euros.
Over a span of five years, the number of Chinese companies located in the Netherlands nearly doubled, from 245 at the end of 2012 to 470 at the end of 2017.
In 2017, Dutch wholesale trade generated over 40 bn euros in value added due to exports of goods and services. This is equivalent to 16.5 percent of Dutch gross export earnings.
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, Dutch cocoa bean imports stood at 1.1 billion kg, more than half of which came from Ivory Coast. This makes the Netherlands the largest importer of cocoa beans in the world.
In 2015, the Dutch private sector generated more than 0.5 billion euros in revenues through European exports of motor vehicles and vehicle components to the United States.
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.
Employees of US multinationals earn higher median wages but also work more (overtime) hours and experience higher work pressure and more mental fatigue than other multinationals and non-multinationals.
In 2018, Dutch companies exported goods to the United States to a total of 23.7 billion euros, i.e. 20 percent up on the previous year.
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.
The influence of import competition on innovation by Dutch manufacturing firms during the period 2000-2010.
Replicating the delineation of carry-along trade (CAT) developed by Bernard et al (2012) for the Netherlands, case studies at the firm-product-country level reveal that many sourced export products do not seem to be part of a joint bundle with core exports.
Agricultural exports in 2018 were worth an estimated 90.3 billion euros, i.e. 0.2 percent up on 2017. While exports rose, prices dropped relative to 2017.
The majority of inward foreign investments do not remain in the Netherlands, but are immediately channelled abroad instead.
In 2016, the Netherlands’ goods trade deficit with the US hit 12 billion euros, i.e. Dutch imports of goods exceeded exports. The trade deficit can be attributed almost entirely to large re-export flows.
Key figures on goods trade in the period January – August 2018
In the first eight months of 2018, exports of industrial products to China amounted to nearly 4.8 billion euros, representing a year-on-year decrease of 860 million euros.
The role of different types of enterprises (SME, large enterprises) in the Dutch economy, 2012, method and results.
Exports from the EU 15 to other countries include increasing amounts of Dutch goods and services.
The Netherlands imported more than 15 billion euros worth of smartphones in 2016.
An assessment of the contribution of the Dutch public export credit insurance facility to Dutch GDP and employment
International trade in services is dominated by a small group of traders.
DG Mr. Tjark Tjin-A-Tsoi participated in the advisory group at the ‘Measure what Matters: a Framework for Action’ forum last 12 July with HRH Prince of Wales.
Statistics Netherlands exploring indicators to monitor progress on the Sustainable Development Goals set for 2030
Dutch Foreign Trade and Development Minister visits CBS to discuss international topics.
In 2015 the value of agricultural exports amounted to 81.3 bn euros, the highest value ever.
Multinational companies account for 40 percent of jobs in the Dutch private sector,for two-thirds of total private sector turnover and for over 80 percent of international goods trade, as Statistics Netherlands (CBS) announced today in the Internationalisation Monitor On the basis of these facts, the small league of internationally operating companies is of vital importance for the Dutch economy.
The research report and the accompanying custom-made tables show to what extent Dutch small and medium-sized enterprises invest in R&D, but are not active on foreign markets in terms of imports, exports or outward investments. Commissioned by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)