Internationalisation Monitor 2018, third quarter

This edition of the Internationalisation Monitor focuses on export strategies and revenue models of exporting companies within the Netherlands. Businesses have to compete and thus continually adapt their strategies in order to stay profitable. A considerable number of exporting manufacturers in the Netherlands follow the export strategy of expanding their product range with commodities they did not produce themselves. They export these – sometimes imported – products bundled with their own unique firm products, the so-called carry-along trade (CAT) strategy. An examination of this CAT phenomenon and its development will provide insight into the dependencies that exist within production chains and how future-proof the revenue models of Dutch manufacturing companies are. There is also considerable attention for the extensive margin of international trade, in terms of the number of trade relationships of Dutch exporters. This provides insight in the dependency of exporters on one or more trading partners.

The Internationalisation Monitor describes trends in internationalisation and their consequences for the Dutch economy and society. It is a quarterly publication as part of CBS’ Globalisation development and publication programme, which is commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The aim of this research on Globalisation is to arrive at new insights in the field of globalisation in order to contribute to practices, policy making and science. At the core of the approach is the integration of a wide range of sources and already available microdata, combined with the application of advanced statistical methods such as I/O analysis. The ensuing results, i.e. newly developed statistics and accompanying analyses, are being published in the Internationalisation Monitor.