The current account surplus in the Netherlands narrowed slightly to EUR 19.29 billion in the third quarter of 2019 from EUR 20 billion in the same quarter of the previous year, as the goods surplus decreased to EUR 17.6 billion from EUR 19 billion. Also, the services surplus fell to EUR 2.9 billion from EUR 4.1 billion; and the primary income deficit surplus shrank to EUR 0.2 billion from EUR 7.4 billion. Meanwhile, the secondary income gap declined to EUR 1.4 billion from EUR 2.3 billion. Current Account in Netherlands averaged 7136.29 EUR Million from 1982 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 28164.40 EUR Million in the fourth quarter of 2018 and a record low of -14364 EUR Million in the second quarter of 2015. source: De Nederlandsche Bank

Current Account in Netherlands is expected to be 24500.00 EUR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Current Account in Netherlands to stand at 20200.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Netherlands Current Account is projected to trend around 19500.00 EUR Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Netherlands Current Account

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
19285.00 10792.00 28164.40 -14364.00 1982 - 2019 EUR Million Quarterly



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-03-26 11:00 AM Q4 €27.5B €19.4B € 22.6B
2019-06-24 11:00 AM Q1 €18.1B €28.2B € 26.9B
2019-09-24 10:00 AM Q2 €13.6B €18.1B € 19.5B
2019-12-24 10:30 AM Q3 €19.3B €11B € 21.5B
2020-03-26 11:00 AM Q4 €19.3B € 24.5B


News Stream
2019-09-24
Dutch Current Account Surplus Narrows in Q2
The current account surplus in the Netherlands shrank to EUR 13.6 billion in the second quarter of 2019 from EUR 15.9 billion in the same quarter of the previous year, as the goods surplus decreased to EUR 16.4 billion from EUR 17.3 billion while the primary income deficit rose sharply to EUR 6.8 billion from EUR 2.5 billion and the secondary income gap increased to EUR 1.0 billion from EUR 0.7 billion. Meanwhile, the services surplus widened to EUR 5.0 billion from EUR 1.9 billion a year earlier.

2019-06-24
Dutch Current Account Surplus Narrows in Q1
The current account surplus in the Netherlands shrank to EUR 18.1 billion in the first quarter of 2019 from EUR 20.1 billion in the same quarter of the previous year. The goods surplus decreased to EUR 17.6 billion from EUR 19.4 billion a year ago while the services surplus widened to EUR 4.5 billion from EUR 1.5 billion. Meantime, the primary income account shifted to an EUR 1.5 billion deficit from an EUR 1.3 billion surplus in Q1 2018 and the secondary income gap rose to EUR 2.5 billion from EUR 2.1 billion.

2019-03-26
Dutch Current Account Surplus Widens in Q4
The current account surplus in the Netherlands increased to EUR 27.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018 from EUR 24.1 billion in the same quarter of the previous year. The services surplus widened to EUR 5.1 billion from EUR 3.0 billion a year earlier and the primary income surplus rose to EUR 7.6 billion from EUR 3.5 billion. Meanwhile, the goods surplus narrowed to EUR 17.2 billion from EUR 18.6 billion a year ago, while the secondary income gap went up to EUR 2.4 billion from EUR 1.0 billion. Considering 2018 full year, the current account surplus widened to EUR 83.7 billion from EUR 77.2 billion in 2017.


Netherlands Current Account
Current Account is the sum of the balance of trade (exports minus imports of goods and services), net factor income (such as interest and dividends) and net transfer payments (such as foreign aid).

Netherlands Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 5003.00 6394.00 6491.00 -907.60 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 19285.00 10792.00 28164.40 -14364.00 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 11.20 10.80 11.20 -1.00 percent [+]
Imports 38945.00 40326.00 40534.00 584.90 EUR Million [+]
Exports 43948.00 46720.00 46720.00 494.60 EUR Million [+]
External Debt 3827999.00 3724454.00 4089607.00 1818325.30 EUR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 101.00 101.70 104.00 91.70 points [+]
Capital Flows 22880.00 13345.80 38120.90 -21724.30 EUR Million [+]
Remittances 37.10 37.90 171.00 0.00 EUR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 612.45 612.45 911.82 612.45 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 2.35 1.96 2.78 0.18 [+]
Weapons Sales 369.00 1132.00 1213.00 5.00 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 13.00 12.00 87.00 11.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment -29760.00 6561.00 189388.00 -186670.00 EUR Million [+]