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

The Dutch trade surplus widened to EUR 5.03 billion in May 2018 from EUR 4.32 billion in the same month a year ago. Exports increased 4.8 percent to EUR 41.70 billion, mainly due to a rise in sales of chemicals and related products n.e.s (4.4 percent); machinery and transport equipment (3.9 percent), and miscellaneous manufactured articles (3.9 percent). Exports to countries outside the EU rose 3.3 percent and those to the EU went up 5.4 percent. Meantime, imports increased at a slower 3.3 percent to EUR 36.68 billion, boosted by purchases of machinery and transport equipment (4.1 percent); miscellaneous manufactured articles (1.5 percent), and crude materials, inedible, except fuels (0.9 percent). Imports from the EU increased 3.6 percent and those from countries outside the EU rose 3.1 percent. Considering January to May, the trade surplus fell to EUR 20.91 billion from EUR 22.95 billion in the same period of 2017. Balance of Trade in Netherlands averaged 1119.24 EUR Million from 1960 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 6243 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
2018-05-15 07:30 AM Balance of Trade €5.28B €4.51B €6.5B
2018-06-14 04:30 AM Balance of Trade €3.84B €5.72B €3.2B
2018-07-12 04:30 AM Balance of Trade €5.03B €3.53B €4.5B
2018-08-14 07:30 AM Balance of Trade €5.03B € 6.9B
2018-09-12 04:30 AM Balance of Trade
2018-10-12 04:30 AM Balance of Trade


Netherlands Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 5030.00 3527.00 6243.00 -907.60 EUR Million [+]
Exports 41703.00 38628.00 43604.00 494.60 EUR Million [+]
Imports 36675.00 35102.00 37362.00 584.90 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 21821.00 24142.00 24142.00 -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 101.80 100.30 104.90 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 612.50 612.50 911.82 612.45 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 19.00 23.00 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 July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5030.00 3527.00 6243.00 -907.60 1960 - 2018 EUR Million Monthly




balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia 827.00 May/18
Brazil 5881.58 Jun/18
Canada -2771.20 May/18
China 416.13 Jun/18
Euro Area 16514.10 May/18
France -6005.00 May/18
Germany 19669.00 May/18
India -16600.00 Jun/18
Indonesia 1742.60 Jun/18
Italy 3377.54 May/18
Japan 721.41 Jun/18
Mexico -1587.00 May/18
Netherlands 5030.00 May/18
Russia 15151.00 May/18
South Korea 6331.21 Jun/18
Spain -3050045.00 Apr/18
Switzerland 1309.00 Jun/18
Turkey -7759.34 May/18
United Kingdom -2790.00 May/18
United States -43053.00 May/18


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