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

The Dutch trade surplus declined to EUR 5.28 billion in March 2018 from EUR 6.24 billion in the same month a year ago. Exports fell 1.4 percent to EUR 42.98 billion, mainly due to a fall in sales of crude materials, inedible, except fuels (-5.5 pct); miscellaneous manufactured articles (-0.8 pct). By contrast, exports increased for machinery and transport equipment (2 pct). Exports to countries outside the EU declined 0.7 percent and those to the EU went down 1.7 percent. Meantime, imports increased 0.9 percent to EUR 37.69 billion, boosted by purchases of machinery and transport equipment (6 pct). In contrast, imports dropped for : chemicals and related products n.e.s (-1.8 pct); miscellaneous manufactured articles (-6 pct). Imports from the EU went up 2.5 percent and those from countries outside the EU decreased 1 percent. Considering January to March 2018, the trade surplus was EUR 12.87 billion, compared to a EUR 17.60 billion surplus in the same period of 2017. Balance of Trade in Netherlands averaged 1115.29 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
2018-03-15 05:30 AM Balance of Trade €3.43B €4.16B €3.6B
2018-04-13 04:30 AM Balance of Trade €4.51B €3.33B €5.2B
2018-05-15 07:30 AM Balance of Trade €5.28B €4.51B €6.5B
2018-06-14 04:30 AM Balance of Trade €5.28B
2018-07-12 04:30 AM Balance of Trade
2018-08-14 07:30 AM Balance of Trade € 6.9B


Netherlands Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 5280.00 4410.00 6243.00 -907.60 EUR Million [+]
Exports 42976.00 38929.00 43604.00 494.60 EUR Million [+]
Imports 37692.00 34519.00 37692.00 584.90 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 20903.90 18598.30 20903.90 -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 102.30 100.80 104.90 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 612.50 612.45 911.82 612.45 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 20.00 20.00 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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5280.00 4410.00 6243.00 -907.60 1960 - 2018 EUR Million Monthly




balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia 1527.00 Mar/18
Brazil 6140.00 Apr/18
Canada -4139.60 Mar/18
China 287.80 Apr/18
Euro Area 26932.60 Mar/18
France -5258.00 Mar/18
Germany 25187.00 Mar/18
India -13720.00 Apr/18
Indonesia -1629.30 Apr/18
Italy 4531.06 Mar/18
Japan 625.98 Apr/18
Mexico -289.15 Apr/18
Netherlands 5280.00 Mar/18
Russia 15001.00 Mar/18
South Korea 6611.00 Apr/18
Spain -830631.00 Mar/18
Switzerland 2315.30 Mar/18
Turkey -5855.00 Mar/18
United Kingdom -3091.00 Mar/18
United States -48956.00 Mar/18


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