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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...
Imports from Ukraine exceeded €2 bn for the first time in 2021
In 2021, the Netherlands imported more than 2 billion euros worth of goods from Ukraine.
Price natural gas rises less rapidly than oil price
In June 2010, companies in the sectors manufacturing industry and energy paid 2 percent less for natural gas than in June 2009, whereas the oil price soared by 24 percent.
Russia largest oil supplier for the Netherlands
One third of total Dutch imports of crude oil came from Russia in 2010, followed at a distance by the United Kingdom. Saudi Arabia’s importance has waned in recent years.
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...
Crude oil prices strongly affect terms of trade
Following the outbreak of the credit crisis in autumn 2008, Dutch terms of trade initially improved considerably. In the course of 2009, however, they started to deteriorate.
Higher oil and food prices affecting Dutch exports
The high rate of the euro and rising food and oil prices are having a noticeable effect on Dutch exports. In the first quarter of 2008, the increase in exports to countries outside Europe was smaller...
Crude oil, natural gas and coal prices considerably higher
Prices of crude oil, natural gas and coal were significantly higher in 2011 than in 2010. The price increase is partly caused by the rising global demand for energy, the Japan earthquake in 2011 and...
Higher profits from oil and gas extraction help to fill government coffers
In 2006, revenues from oil and natural gas extraction were the highest since 1990.
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...
manufacturing turnover falls for third year in a row because of low oil prices
Manufacturing turnover in the Netherlands fell slightly in 2014: by 0.5 percent. This is the third consecutive year that manufacturing turnover has decreased. One of the causes of the decrease was...
Crude and petroleum products balance sheet; supply and consumption
Crude petroleum products balance sheet, supply, consumption energy commodities