The Dutch agricultural sector from an international perspective, 2021

This publication outlines the latest developments in Dutch international trade in agricultural goods, covering both imports and exports and including initial estimates of trade figures over the year 2020. The publication aims to provide answers to such questions as: what are the main agricultural imports and exports of the Netherlands and which type of trade has seen the strongest growth? What are the most important export destinations and origin countries? Are the exported goods mainly re-exported goods or domestic exports? What about the underlying price movements and changes in volume year-on-year? How much is earned from the export of domestically produced agricultural goods? In addition, this publication focuses extensively on current affairs in agricultural trade, including Brexit, agrologistics and agricultural transport as well as the position occupied by the Netherlands in intra-EU trade.
This is a joint publication by Wageningen Economic Research (WUR) and Statistics Netherlands (CBS), commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. It is part of an annual series which is published each January to coincide with the International Green Week (Grűne Woche) trade fair in Berlin, when the Ministry’s first agricultural trade figures over the previous year are also being released. This year, the trade fair takes on a digital format on account of the coronavirus pandemic.