International Trade in Services

The international trade in services is of major importance for the Dutch economy. Information about the international trade in services provides insight in the economic relations of the Netherlands with other countries.

Changes in reporting from the first quarter of 2019 onward

The label used in earlier survey for merchanting and Dutch custom warehouses "specific types of trade in goods" has been replaced with the label "Merchanting and Dutch custom warehouses” from the 1st quarter of 2019. This is not a substantive change. You report the purchase and sale of goods under merchanting or goods from Dutch custom warehouses in case it is relevant to your company.

Data delivering

There are two options to deliver your data on ‘International trade in services’ to Statistics Netherlands: through an online questionnaire and through the standard record lay-out (SRL).

Online questionnaire

You can enter and sent your data via a secure Internet connection.
To open the online questionnaire, please go to
You can use our online Manual on International trade in services to fill a questionnaire. In the letter you have received from Statistics Netherlands you can find your user name and the access code. Here you can find a translated Dutch letter with the request to fill the questionnaire on International trade in services.

Please Note: you will receive new access codes each quarter! If you lost your access codes, please request new codes here.

The short guide to the online questionnaire in English is available.


You can find the results of the survey International trade in services here.


If you have any further questions about the questionnaire, please contact us by email at or by telephone at +3145 5707520.
For other questions please contact the CBS Contact Center.