International Trade in Goods

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) publishes monthly figures on international trade in goods. These figures provide insight into the trade in goods between the Netherlands and other countries. They are of great importance for determining the gross domestic product. In addition, the results indicate an understanding of the competitive position of the Netherlands compared to other countries.

Data submission

Go to https://antwoord.cbs.nl to submit the data. The letters you received from Statistics Netherlands contain your username and password for logging in to the application. If you lost your access codes, please request new codes here.

Submitting data via Internet Explorer

Please note that the web browser 'Microsoft Internet Explorer' is no longer supported. We therefore ask you to submit the data via Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome or a different web browser.

Code lists and the table Changes in commodity codes

You can use the code lists and the table Changes in commodity codes for 2023 to make a declaration. For last year's table, go to: table Changes in commodity codes 2022.

Method of submission

The submission of data takes place via the online application IDEP+. It is possible to fill in the data manually in the declaration, but you can also import the data. This is useful when you want to enter a large number of records at the same time. In IDEP+ import templates are available for this purpose. It is also possible to create your own import templates.

You will find more information in the manual: Manual_Statistical_Declaration_ITG_2023. For last year's manual, go to: Manual_Statistical_Declaration_ITG_2022
For more information on importing data, please refer to the following page: Importing data in IDEP+  

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You can find the results of the research on the theme page on International trade and in the dossier on globalisation.


Do you have technical questions about ITG (login data, templates, etc.)? Please contact the technical helpdesk of the CBS Contact Center. Do you have other questions or do you want to report a change? Please use the specific forms ITG or the general web form ITG. Or go to page: CBS Contact Center.