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

The Dutch trade surplus increased to EUR 6.04 billion in November 2017 from EUR 5.24 billion in the corresponding month a year ago. Exports jumped 10.1 percent to EUR 42.73 billion, boosted by higher sales of chemical and related product, n.e.s (15 percent); machinery and transport equipment (13.7 percent); food and live animals (7.1 percent); and crude materials (4.3 percent). Exports to countries outside the EU surged 13.8 percent and those to the EU grew 8.5 percent. Meanwhile, imports increased at a slower 9.2 percent to EUR 36.69 billion, led by purchases of mineral fuels and lubricants (20.9 percent); machinery and transport equipment (8.1 percent); and miscellaneous manufactured articles (5.6 percent). Imports from the EU went up 11.5 percent and those from countries outside the EU rose 6.6 percent. Considering January to November, the trade surplus widened to EUR 54.60 billion from EUR 47.31 billion in the same period of 2016. Balance of Trade in Netherlands averaged 1099.42 EUR Million from 1960 until 2017, 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
2017-11-14 08:30 AM Balance of Trade €6.26B €4.02B €4.8B
2017-12-14 05:30 AM Balance of Trade €5.16B €6.24B €4.4B
2018-01-18 05:30 AM Balance of Trade €6.04B €4.87B €4.8B
2018-02-14 08:30 AM Balance of Trade €6.04B € 5.4B
2018-03-15 05:30 AM Balance of Trade € 5.4B
2018-04-13 04:30 AM Balance of Trade € 5.4B


Netherlands Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 6041.00 4865.80 6619.50 -907.60 EUR Million [+]
Exports 42734.00 39670.40 43478.80 494.60 EUR Million [+]
Imports 36693.00 34804.60 37241.00 584.90 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 18090.30 14974.90 20970.90 -2389.10 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 8.40 8.80 10.40 -1.00 percent [+]
External Debt 3888307.70 3916583.70 3916583.70 1818325.30 EUR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 102.40 102.00 104.90 92.50 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 9610.10 7308.20 38120.90 -45850.60 EUR Million [+]
Remittances 57.00 57.00 171.00 0.00 EUR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 612.45 612.45 911.82 612.45 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 2.41 0.86 2.78 0.18 [+]
Weapons Sales 466.00 474.00 1209.00 5.00 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 15.00 17.00 87.00 11.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 15308.00 93539.00 189388.00 -75407.00 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 January of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6041.00 4865.80 6619.50 -907.60 1960 - 2017 EUR Million Monthly




balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia -628.00 Nov/17
Brazil 4997.77 Dec/17
Canada -2540.40 Nov/17
China 546.85 Dec/17
Euro Area 26272.60 Nov/17
France -5692.00 Nov/17
Germany 23700.00 Nov/17
India -14880.19 Dec/17
Indonesia -270.00 Dec/17
Italy 4829.68 Nov/17
Japan 113.36 Nov/17
Mexico 399.21 Nov/17
Netherlands 6041.00 Nov/17
Russia 11515.00 Nov/17
South Korea 5783.00 Dec/17
Spain -1621000.00 Nov/17
Switzerland 2633.00 Nov/17
Turkey -6320.40 Nov/17
United Kingdom -2804.00 Nov/17
United States -50497.00 Nov/17


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