Netherlands Balance of Trade 1960-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The Dutch trade surplus declined to EUR 4.51 billion in February 2018 from EUR 5.11 billion in the same month a year ago. Imports increased 7.2 percent to EUR 34.91 billion, boosted by purchases of chemicals and related products n.e.s (7.9 pct); miscellaneous manufactured articles (7.6 pct); and machinery and transport equipment (5.8 pct). Imports from the EU went up 11.5 percent and those from countries outside the EU increased 2.4 percent. Meantime, exports advanced 4.7 percent to EUR 39.42 billion, led by higher sales of machinery and transport equipment (13.3 pct); miscellaneous manufactured articles (7.2 pct), and crude materials, inedible, except fuels (3.3 pct). Exports to countries outside the EU grew 11.9 percent and those to the EU went up 1.9 percent. Considering January to February 2018, the trade surplus was EUR 7.84 billion, compared to a EUR 11.36 billion surplus in the same period of 2017. Balance of Trade in Netherlands averaged 1110.61 EUR Million from 1960 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 6619.50 EUR Million in June of 2017 and a record low of -907.60 EUR Million in May of 1993.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-02-14 08:30 AM Balance of Trade €4.1B €5.92B €5.5B
2018-03-15 05:30 AM Balance of Trade €3.43B €4.16B €3.6B
2018-04-13 04:30 AM Balance of Trade €4.51B €3.33B €5.2B
2018-05-15 04:30 AM Balance of Trade €4.51B €6.5B
2018-06-14 04:30 AM Balance of Trade €3.7B
2018-07-12 04:30 AM Balance of Trade €4.8B


Netherlands Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 4514.00 3327.00 6243.00 -907.60 EUR Million [+]
Exports 39442.00 39785.00 43604.00 494.60 EUR Million [+]
Imports 34908.00 36458.00 37362.00 584.90 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 20903.90 18598.30 20903.90 -2389.10 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 10.20 8.50 10.40 -1.00 percent [+]
External Debt 3829562.00 3888307.70 3916583.70 1818325.30 EUR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 100.80 102.20 104.90 92.50 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 14581.60 9610.10 38120.90 -45850.60 EUR Million [+]
Remittances 58.30 47.00 171.00 0.00 EUR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 612.50 612.45 911.82 612.45 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 2.41 0.86 2.78 0.18 [+]
Weapons Sales 1167.00 471.00 1213.00 5.00 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 20.00 19.00 87.00 11.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 59966.00 64853.00 189388.00 -75406.60 EUR Million [+]

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Netherlands Balance of Trade

The Netherlands is an export-oriented economy and derives more than two-thirds of its GDP from the merchandise trade. Main exports are: machinery and transport equipment (28 percent of total exports), mineral fuels (23 percent), food (11 percent), clothing and footwear (10 percent) and pharmaceuticals (5 percent). Netherlands main imports are: fuel (29 percent of total imports), machinery (26 percent) and food and live animals (8.6 percent). Main trading partners are Germany (24 percent of total exports and 17 percent of imports) and Belgium (12 percent of exports and 10 percent imports). Others include: China, France, United Kingdom and United States. This page provides the latest reported value for - Netherlands Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Netherlands Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4514.00 3327.00 6243.00 -907.60 1960 - 2018 EUR Million Monthly




balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia 825.00 Feb/18
Brazil 6280.75 Mar/18
Canada -2686.00 Feb/18
China -49.83 Mar/18
Euro Area 18897.50 Feb/18
France -5186.00 Feb/18
Germany 18400.00 Feb/18
India -13690.00 Mar/18
Indonesia 1091.70 Mar/18
Italy 3104.28 Feb/18
Japan 797.35 Mar/18
Mexico 1062.00 Feb/18
Netherlands 4514.00 Feb/18
Russia 12192.00 Feb/18
South Korea 6865.00 Mar/18
Spain -2167000.00 Feb/18
Switzerland 3215.34 Feb/18
Turkey -5760.71 Feb/18
United Kingdom -965.00 Feb/18
United States -57591.00 Feb/18


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