International Trade in Services


How many services are imported and exported from the Netherlands to other countries? Which services are imported and exported? Statistics Netherlands (CBS) researches and publishes quarterly figures on international trade in services.

These figures are of great importance for determining the gross domestic product (GDP). Internationally traded services accounts for ten per cent of the GDP. The results of the survey are used to support government strategies that aim to enhance trade policy and provide insight into the competitive position of the Netherlands in relation to other countries.

Next to international trade in services, in this survey we also ask that, if applicable, two specific forms of trade in goods be specified, namely merchanting trade (transit trade) and trade via Dutch custom warehouses. Please refer to our manual and frequently asked questions for more information.

Data submission

To open the online questionnaire, go to and use the login credentials you received in the CBS letters or emails to explore the new questionnaire.Once you successfully logged in you, will be prompted to change the temporary password to a password of your choice. You will continue to use this password for all subsequent submissions. Save this password carefully! In case you have forgotten your password, you must request a new password

The IDEP application allows you to submit you data manually or by importing it from a file. More information you can find in our instruction videos, in the manual on International Trade in Services and in the manual IDEP for International Trade in Services. You can also choose whether you want to respond on the Dutch or English questionnaire.

Video Questionnaire manual data entry


Video Questionnaire importing data



You can find the results of the research on the theme page on International trade and in the dossier on Globalisation. There is also a StatLine table International trade.


For questions please contact the CBS Contact Center