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Earnings from exports to Russia almost halved
In 2022, Dutch export earnings from trade with Russia declined as of the end of February, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Netherlands generated altogether 1.7 billion euros by exporting...
Exports to Russia down by almost 40 percent in 2022
In 2022, the value of Dutch goods exports to Russia decreased by 38 percent. The decrease was mainly seen in exports of semiconductors and chips, transport equipment, flowers and plants, and...
Crude oil imports from Russia nearly 14 percent lower in value since March
Prompted by European sanctions against Russia, the Netherlands imported less crude oil from Russia in the last ten months of 2022 than in the same period of 2021. Imports from other oil-producing...
More crude oil and coal shipments in Q2, fewer from Russia
In Q2 2022, the total volume of incoming and outgoing cargo to and from Dutch seaports increased to nearly 152 million tonnes. This is 2.5 percent up on the same quarter last year.
84 million tonnes of goods from Russia and Ukraine to the Netherlands
In 2020, altogether 84 million tonnes of goods (one tonne equals 1,000 kg) arrived in the Netherlands from Russia and Ukraine, with a value of 32 billion euros.
Over 3 thousand companies exported to Russia in 2021
In 2021, more than 3,000 enterprises in the Netherlands exported goods to Russia. Forty percent were active in wholesale trade and 10 percent in the machinery industry
21 thousand inhabitants of Ukrainian origin
On 1 January 2022, the Netherlands had 21 thousand inhabitants of Ukrainian origin and over 35 thousand of Russian origin. In total, 119 thousand residents originated from a post-Soviet state.
87 percent of imports from Russia are mineral fuels
In 2021, the value of Dutch goods imports from Russia stood at 18.4 billion euros. Of this amount, 87 percent represented mineral fuels, of which over half was crude oil and the remainder were...
Low import dependency in the larger product groups
The Netherlands is only minimally dependent on one or a few countries for product groups with an import value of at least 250 million euros.
Trade surplus remains stable despite COVID-19
In the first eight months of 2020, the value of Dutch goods exports was 35 billion euros higher than goods imports. This trade surplus is virtually equal to one year previously.
Oil tankers dominate short sea shipping
Dutch ports handled a total of nearly 570 million tons of goods in 2014. Nearly half (48 percent) was carried by coastal shipping also referred to as short sea shipping. The rest of the goods were...
Agricultural exports under pressure
In the first four months of 2015, the value of agricultural exports was 2.7 percent down from the same period last year. The value of exports of dairy, cattle and meat fell substantially. Exports of...
Eurozone increasingly important for Greek trade
The importance of the eurozone as a trading partner for Greece has increased substantially in 2015. In the past, the eurozone was less relevant for Greece as a trading partner. EU member state...
Norway overtakes Russia as largest oil supplier
In 2008, the Russian Federation accounted for one third of Dutch crude oil imports. Six years later, the share had been reduced to one quarter. At the same time, crude oil exports from Norway to the...