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

The Dutch trade surplus widened to EUR 4.71 billion in July of 2017 from EUR 3.94 billion in the corresponding month a year earlier. Exports jumped 9.4 percent year-on-year to EUR 36.86 billion, boosted by higher sales of machinery and transport equipment (10.2 percent), chemicals and related products (7.9 percent), food and live animals (7 percent), and mineral fuels and lubricants (11.4 percent). Exports to the EU rose 8.6 percent and those to countries outside the EU increased 11.5 percent. Meanwhile, imports went up at a slower 8.1 percent to EUR 32.15 billion, as purchases rose the most for machinery and transport equipment (14.3 percent), mineral fuels and lubricants (5.1 percent), and miscellaneous manufactured goods (5.5 percent). Imports from the EU increased 7.6 percent and those from countries outside the EU rose 8.7 percent. In the first seven months of the year, the trade surplus widened to EUR 34.13 billion from EUR 30.29 billion in the same period of 2016. Balance of Trade in Netherlands averaged 1067.56 EUR Million from 1960 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 6634.70 EUR Million in June 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
2017-07-14 04:30 AM Balance of Trade €4.7B €3.8B €4.0B
2017-08-16 07:30 AM Balance of Trade €6.62B €4.63B €5.1B
2017-09-12 04:30 AM Balance of Trade € 4.7B €6.621B €4.2B
2017-10-12 04:30 AM Balance of Trade €4.71B €4.4B
2017-11-14 05:30 AM Balance of Trade
2017-12-14 05:30 AM Balance of Trade


Netherlands Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 4711.00 6634.70 6634.70 -907.60 EUR Million [+]
Exports 36861.00 40784.00 43478.80 494.60 EUR Million [+]
Imports 32150.00 34149.00 37242.40 584.90 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 15416.30 21312.00 21312.00 -2389.10 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 8.40 8.80 10.40 -1.00 percent [+]
External Debt 3916583.70 3869774.30 3916583.70 1818325.30 EUR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 102.50 101.40 103.90 92.50 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 11615.00 20326.60 37747.70 -43909.00 EUR Million [+]
Remittances 57.00 56.00 171.00 0.00 EUR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 612.45 612.45 911.82 612.45 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 21.00 20.00 87.00 11.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 84137.00 -23238.00 189388.00 -100540.00 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

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 September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4711.00 6634.70 6634.70 -907.60 1960 - 2017 EUR Million Monthly




balance of trade by Country

Last
Australia 460.00 Jul/17
Brazil 5599.00 Aug/17
Canada -3040.40 Jul/17
China 419.92 Aug/17
Euro Area 23156.00 Jul/17
France -5968.00 Jul/17
Germany 19500.00 Jul/17
India -11643.96 Aug/17
Indonesia 1722.60 Aug/17
Italy 6560.39 Jul/17
Japan 113.64 Aug/17
Mexico -1522.60 Jul/17
Netherlands 4711.00 Jul/17
Russia 3970.00 Jul/17
South Korea 7013.00 Aug/17
Spain -2099000.00 Jul/17
Switzerland 2173.00 Aug/17
Turkey -8842.94 Jul/17
United Kingdom -2872.00 Jul/17
United States -43689.00 Jul/17