The trade surplus in the Netherlands fell to EUR 4.95 billion in September of 2018 from EUR 5.79 billion in the same month of the previous year. Exports rose 2 percent from a year earlier to EUR 41.3 billion, mainly due to sales of fuels & lubricants (18.1 percent); chemicals (17.5 percent) and machinery & transport equipment (1.3 percent). Exports to the EU increased 4.9 percent while those to countries outside the EU went up 5.2 percent. Imports advanced at a faster 8.4 percent to EUR 3.64 billion, boosted by purchases of fuels & lubricants (42.8 percent); machinery & transport equipment (0.7 percent); manufactured goods (3.1 percent) and chemicals (8.6 percent). Imports from the EU rose 6.2 percent and those from countries outside the EU climbed 11 percent. Balance of Trade in Netherlands averaged 1146.60 EUR Million from 1960 until 2018, 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-12 04:30 AM Balance of Trade €4.61B €4.87B €4.0B
2018-10-11 04:30 AM Balance of Trade €3.46B €4.35B €3.8B
2018-11-14 08:30 AM Balance of Trade €4.95B €3.936B € 6B
2018-12-13 05:30 AM Balance of Trade


Netherlands Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 4949.00 3936.00 6491.00 -907.60 EUR Million [+]
Exports 41316.00 40719.00 43551.00 494.60 EUR Million [+]
Imports 36367.00 36783.00 37542.00 584.90 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 16769.50 20135.40 27870.20 -14371.20 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 10.20 8.50 10.40 -1.00 percent [+]
External Debt 4050746.00 4026513.00 4089607.00 1818325.30 EUR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 100.10 101.50 104.90 92.50 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 16859.80 23922.70 38120.90 -21835.60 EUR Million [+]
Remittances 38.10 39.10 171.00 0.00 EUR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 612.50 612.50 911.82 612.45 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 15.00 19.00 87.00 11.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment -24697.00 201.00 218650.00 -64145.00 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4949.00 3936.00 6491.00 -907.60 1960 - 2018 EUR Million Monthly




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