Netherlands Balance of Trade  1960-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Dutch trade surplus widened to a record high of €6.8 billion in March of 2017 from €5.2 billion in the same month of the previous year. Exports rose by 16.6 percent to €43.2 billion, as sales to non-EU countries jumped by 26.9 percent and those to the EU increased by 12.8 percent. Exports rose mainly for mineral fuels and lubricants (42.4 percent), machinery and transport equipment (10.9 percent), chemicals (11.9 percent) and manufactured goods (18.9 percent). Meanwhile, imports went up 14.6 percent to €36.5 billion, as purchases from countries outside the EU increased by 17.7 percent and those from EU members were 12.1 percent higher. Imports grew mostly for mineral fuels and lubricants (48.2 percent), manufactured goods (15.3 percent) and food and live animals (11 percent). Balance of Trade in Netherlands averaged 1050.78 EUR Million from 1960 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 6719 EUR Million in March of 2017 and a record low of -907.60 EUR Million in May of 1993.

Netherlands Balance of Trade
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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-15 05:30 AM Jan €4.58B €5.5B €5.1B
2017-04-11 04:30 AM Feb €5.59B €4.57B €3.7B
2017-05-16 07:30 AM Mar €6.8B €5.2B €5.71B
2017-06-14 04:30 AM Apr €6.8B
2017-07-14 04:30 AM May
2017-08-16 04:30 AM Jun




Netherlands Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 6719.00 5200.90 6719.00 -907.60 EUR Million [+]
Exports 43199.00 37349.30 43199.00 494.60 EUR Million [+]
Imports 36480.00 32148.40 36480.00 584.90 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 17897.70 11472.00 20736.50 -2389.10 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 9.10 9.50 10.80 -1.00 percent [+]
External Debt 3667501.80 3732721.60 3756960.40 1818325.30 EUR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 100.40 98.90 103.90 92.50 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 14673.20 11025.10 24130.30 -38477.10 EUR Million [+]
Remittances 56.00 56.00 171.00 0.00 EUR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 612.45 612.45 911.82 612.45 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 21.00 19.00 87.00 11.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment -18778.00 26018.00 189388.00 -91202.00 EUR Million [+]
Terrorism Index 0.86 0.43 2.78 0.18 [+]
Weapons Sales 466.00 474.00 1209.00 5.00 USD Million [+]

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Netherlands Balance of Trade Notes

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 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6719.00 5200.90 6719.00 -907.60 1960 - 2017 EUR Million Monthly



balance of trade by Country

Last
Australia 3107.00 Mar/17
Brazil 6969.00 Apr/17
Canada -134.70 Mar/17
China 380.48 Apr/17
Euro Area 30899.90 Mar/17
France -5353.00 Mar/17
Germany 25385.00 Mar/17
India -13249.19 Apr/17
Indonesia 1238.30 Apr/17
Italy 5418.04 Mar/17
Japan 481.75 Apr/17
Mexico 616.79 Apr/17
Netherlands 6719.00 Mar/17
Russia 12598.00 Mar/17
South Korea 13254.00 Apr/17
Spain -1458000.00 Mar/17
Switzerland 1968.25 Apr/17
Turkey -4492.00 Mar/17
United Kingdom -4900.00 Mar/17
United States -43706.00 Mar/17