This Internationalisation Monitor focuses on patterns in trade behaviour of enterprises. A substantial share of enterprises in the Netherlands have year-on-year international trade, while some do not. Still there is substantial churning. There are newcomers as well as enterprises that retreat from the international market. The background and characteristics of these enterprises is central to this edition of the Internationalisation monitor. Also, the choices the enterprises with international trade make in terms of their export portfolio (number of export destinations, number of products exported and trade relations) is drawn up.
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.