Netherland’s trade surplus rose to EUR 4.15 billion in April 2019 from EUR 3.63 billion in the same month of the previous year. Exports jumped 10.5 percent from a year earlier to EUR 42.74 billion, boosted by higher sales of chemical products (6.9%); machinery & transport equipment (10.4%); miscellaneous manufactured articles (11.5%); and mineral fuels, lubricant and related products (6.4%). Exports to the EU increased 8.1 percent while those to outside the EU surged 16.4 percent. Imports went up at a softer 10.1 percent to EUR 38.59 billion, mainly driven by purchases of chemical products (16.9%);machinery & transport equipment (11.5%); miscellaneous manufactured articles (11.5%); and mineral fuels, lubricant and related products (6.4%). Imports from the EU advanced 7.5 percent and those from outside the EU increased at a faster 13.2 percent. Considering the first four months of the year, the trade balance recorded a surplus of EUR 16.95 billion. Balance of Trade in Netherlands averaged 1182.33 EUR Million from 1960 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 6491 EUR Million in March of 2017 and a record low of -907.60 EUR Million in May of 1993.

Balance of Trade in Netherlands is expected to be 4100.00 EUR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Balance of Trade in Netherlands to stand at 4600.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Netherlands Balance of Trade is projected to trend around 3950.00 EUR Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-03-15 05:30 AM Balance of Trade €2.87B €3.67B €2.5B
2019-04-12 04:30 AM Balance of Trade €5.13B €2.86B €3.4B
2019-05-14 07:30 AM Balance of Trade €5.33B €5.12B €5.7B
2019-06-14 04:30 AM Balance of Trade €4.15B €5.31B €2.8B
2019-07-15 04:30 AM Balance of Trade €4.15B €4.3B
2019-08-14 07:30 AM Balance of Trade €4.1B
2019-09-12 04:30 AM Balance of Trade €3.6B


Netherlands Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 4154.00 5305.00 6491.00 -907.60 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 18079.00 28164.00 28164.00 -14374.20 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 10.80 10.50 10.80 -1.00 percent [+]
Imports 38586.00 39945.00 40580.00 584.90 EUR Million [+]
Exports 42740.00 45250.00 45250.00 494.60 EUR Million [+]
External Debt 3921875.00 4088829.00 4089607.00 1818325.30 EUR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 99.70 100.10 104.00 91.70 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 25105.40 20580.10 38120.90 -21724.30 EUR Million [+]
Remittances 37.10 41.10 171.00 0.00 EUR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 612.50 612.50 911.82 612.45 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 1.96 2.41 2.78 0.18 [+]
Weapons Sales 369.00 1132.00 1213.00 5.00 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 15.00 19.00 87.00 11.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment -113677.00 -92099.00 218650.00 -113677.00 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 June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4154.00 5305.00 6491.00 -907.60 1960 - 2019 EUR Million Monthly




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