CBS expertise on large enterprises in high demandArticles
The Dutch economy relies to a great extent on multinationals and large companies which operate worldwide.
Composition development of goods exports: exporter characteristicsFigures
Export growth and Contribution to total export growth Size independent SME's; SIC 2008; Multinationals and Export status
Dutch Trade in Facts and Figures, 2021Publications
This publication contains information on internationalisation in the Netherlands. Exports and imports of goods and services, export earnings, value chains, multinationals and investment are covered extensively.
Service imports back at pre-pandemic levelArticles
In the first three months of 2022, the Netherlands imported 53.4 billion euros worth of services. This is over 20 percent more than in the previous year.
Economic importance of domestic exports has declinedArticles
In 2020, the Netherlands’ earnings from domestic exports accounted for 15.0 percent of GDP.
New classification for financial and non-financial holding corporationsOther
Dutch Central Bank (DNB) and Statistics Netherlands (CBS) setting-up a joint register for financial and non-financial corporations for observation purposes.
International service trade below pre-pandemic levelArticles
In the first nine months of 2021, exports of services were 1.2 percent up on one year previously and stood at 146.3 billion euros. Imports of services stood at 141.6 billion euros, representing a year-on-year...
Innovation must come from SMEsOther
By combining of registers and other sources, CBS offers more insight into the patchwork of SMEs
Dutch road hauliers carried record weight in 2021Articles
In 2021, Dutch road hauliers transported 702 million tonnes of goods, 2.6 percent more than in 2020.
Dutch GDP per capita 1.5 times the EU averageArticles
In 2021, Dutch gross domestic product (GDP) per capita stood at over 49 thousand euros, putting the Netherlands in fifth position within the European Union.
Manufacturing output prices almost 22 percent up in FebruaryArticles
Prices of Dutch-manufactured products were up by an average of 21.8 percent year on year.
Dutch economy shows faster pandemic recovery than neighbouring countriesArticles
On balance, the Dutch economy recovered more rapidly from the coronavirus crisis in 2021.
Manufacturing output prices 20.9 percent up in JanuaryArticles
Prices of Dutch-manufactured products were on average 20.9 percent up in January 2022 year on year.
Manufacturing output prices 19.5 percent up in DecemberArticles
Prices of Dutch-manufactured products were on average 19.5 percent up in December 2021 year on year.
More businesses experience shortages of staff and materialsArticles
At the beginning of Q2 2022, staff shortages formed the largest obstacle for entrepreneurs in carrying out their business activities.
Dutch digital skills at the top in EuropeArticles
The Netherlands ranks among the top of EU countries with the largest share of inhabitants who are proficient in using the internet, computers and software (digital skills).
Service exports 12 percent down in Q2Articles
The coronavirus crisis has also impacted international trade in services. In Q2 2020, service exports amounted to 52.8 billion euros.
Growth in EU internet sales to Dutch consumers slows downArticles
In Q2 2021, Dutch consumers spent more than 800 million euros in foreign EU webshops.
Fewer food products crossing the ChannelArticles
In the period January-August 2021, fresh food exports to the UK declined in value by 193 million euros year-on-year.