The Netherlands trade surplus widened to EUR 5.22 billion in April of 2021 from EUR 3.11 billion in the same month of the previous year. Exports jumped 37.9 percent to EUR 46.72 billion, as higher sales of machinery & transport equipment, chemicals and related products,n.e.s, and crude materials. Sales to the EU soared 44.3 percent, while those to countries outside the EU rose 27.7 percent. Meanwhile, imports surged at a softer 34.9 percent to EUR 41.50 billion, mainly boosted by higher purchases of chemicals and related products, n.e.s, manufactured products; and machinery, and transport equipment. Purchases from the EU grew by 35.7 percent, while those from countries outside the EU were up 34.2 percent. Considering the first four months of the year, the trade surplus widened to USD 22.16 billion from USD 18.89 billion in the same period of 2020. source: Statistics Netherlands

Balance of Trade in Netherlands averaged 1307.15 EUR Million from 1960 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 6943 EUR Million in October of 2020 and a record low of -907.60 EUR Million in May of 1993. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2021.

Balance of Trade in Netherlands is expected to be 5050.00 EUR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Balance of Trade in Netherlands to stand at 3950.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Netherlands Balance of Trade is projected to trend around 3950.00 EUR Million in 2022 and 3740.00 EUR Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Netherlands Balance of Trade

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5218.00 6701.00 6943.00 -907.60 1960 - 2021 EUR Million Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-03-12 05:30 AM Jan €4.94B €5.27B €4.9B
2021-04-14 04:30 AM Feb €5.433B €4.882B €5.4B
2021-05-18 07:30 AM Mar €6.54B €5.145B €5.1B
2021-06-15 04:30 AM Apr €5.218B €6.701B €5.5B
2021-07-14 04:30 AM May €5.218B
2021-08-17 07:30 AM Jun
2021-09-10 04:30 AM Jul
2021-10-12 04:30 AM Aug


News Stream
Dutch Trade Surplus Widens in April
The Netherlands trade surplus widened to EUR 5.22 billion in April of 2021 from EUR 3.11 billion in the same month of the previous year. Exports jumped 37.9 percent to EUR 46.72 billion, as higher sales of machinery & transport equipment, chemicals and related products,n.e.s, and crude materials. Sales to the EU soared 44.3 percent, while those to countries outside the EU rose 27.7 percent. Meanwhile, imports surged at a softer 34.9 percent to EUR 41.50 billion, mainly boosted by higher purchases of chemicals and related products, n.e.s, manufactured products; and machinery, and transport equipment. Purchases from the EU grew by 35.7 percent, while those from countries outside the EU were up 34.2 percent. Considering the first four months of the year, the trade surplus widened to USD 22.16 billion from USD 18.89 billion in the same period of 2020.
2021-06-15
Dutch Trade Surplus Widens, Exports and Imports Hit Record High
The Netherlands trade surplus rose to EUR 6.54 billion in March of 2021 from EUR 5.68 billion in the same month of the previous year. Exports climbed 19.4 percent from a year earlier to a record high of EUR 51.45 billion, while imports jumped 20 percent to EUR 44.9 billion, also the highest level on record. Considering the first quarter of the year, the Netherlands recorded a trade surplus of EUR 16.64 billion, with exports rising 5.3 percent and imports increasing 5.2 percent.
2021-05-18
Dutch Trade Surplus Narrows in February
The Netherlands trade surplus narrowed to EUR 5.43 billion in February of 2021 from EUR 5.66 billion in the same month of the previous year. Exports rose 2.2 percent to EUR 42.22 billion, as higher sales of machinery & transport equipment, chemicals and related products,n.e.s, and crude materials. Sales to the EU advanced 5.7 percent, while those to countries outside the EU shrank 3.7 percent. Meanwhile, imports increased at a faster 3.2 percent to EUR 36.79 billion, mainly boosted by higher purchases of chemicals and related products, n.e.s, manufactured products, and machinery, and transport equipment. Purchases from the EU grew by 6.8 percent, while those from countries outside the EU were down 0.2 percent. Considering the first two months of the year, the trade surplus widened to USD 10.32 billion from USD 10.10 billion in the same period of 2020.
2021-04-14
Dutch Trade Surplus Widens in January
The Netherlands trade surplus widened to EUR 4.94 billion in January of 2021 from EUR 4.43 billion in the same month of the previous year. Exports fell 5.5 percent to EUR 40.87 billion, as lower sales of machinery & transport equipment, chemicals and related products,n.e.s, and mineral fuel, lubricants and related products. Sales to the EU dropped 4.7 percent, while those to countries outside the EU jumped 11 percent. Meanwhile, imports declined at a faster 7.5 percent to EUR 35.93 billion, mainly dragged down by lower purchases of mineral fuels, lubricants and related products, chemicals and related products, n.e.s, manufactured products, and machinery, and transport equipment. Purchases from the EU and countries outside dropped 12.1 percent and 2.4 percent, respectively.
2021-03-12

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.