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

The Dutch trade surplus increased to EUR 6.26 billion in September of 2017 from EUR 4.46 billion in the corresponding month a year ago. Exports surged 7.2 percent year-on-year to EUR 39.51 billion, boosted by higher sales of mineral fuels and lubricants (15.1 percent); machinery and transport equipment (8.8 percent); crude materials (8 percent); chemicals (6.2 percent); food and live animals (4.7 percent). Exports to countries outside the EU rose 11.4 percent and those to the EU grew 5.5 percent. Meanwhile, imports advanced at a slower 2.6 percent to EUR 33.25 billion, led by purchases of animal and vegetable oils, fats and wax (9.1 percent); machinery and transport equipment (6.7 percent) and miscellaneous manufactured articles (3.5 percent). Imports from the EU increased 5.1 percent while those from the countries outside the EU fell 0.4 percent. Balance of Trade in Netherlands averaged 1087.89 EUR Million from 1960 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 6619.50 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
2017-09-12 04:30 AM Balance of Trade € 4.7B €6.621B €4.2B
2017-10-12 04:30 AM Balance of Trade €4.07B €4.697B €4.4B
2017-11-14 08:30 AM Balance of Trade €6.26B €4.02B €4.8B
2017-12-14 05:30 AM Balance of Trade €6.26B


Netherlands Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 6258.00 4018.20 6619.50 -907.60 EUR Million [+]
Exports 39505.00 37194.10 43478.80 494.60 EUR Million [+]
Imports 33247.00 33175.90 37241.00 584.90 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 100.90 102.40 104.90 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 [+]
Terrorism Index 2.41 0.86 2.78 0.18 [+]
Weapons Sales 466.00 474.00 1209.00 5.00 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 11.00 20.00 87.00 11.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 84137.00 -23238.00 189388.00 -100540.00 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 November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6258.00 4018.20 6619.50 -907.60 1960 - 2017 EUR Million Monthly




balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia 1745.00 Sep/17
Brazil 5201.00 Oct/17
Canada -3179.70 Sep/17
China 381.74 Oct/17
Euro Area 26364.90 Sep/17
France -4669.00 Sep/17
Germany 24100.00 Sep/17
India -14018.80 Oct/17
Indonesia 895.00 Oct/17
Italy 3989.78 Sep/17
Japan 285.36 Oct/17
Mexico -1886.40 Sep/17
Netherlands 6258.00 Sep/17
Russia 10222.00 Sep/17
South Korea 7300.00 Oct/17
Spain -2147708.00 Oct/17
Switzerland 2333.39 Oct/17
Turkey -8134.57 Sep/17
United Kingdom -2754.00 Sep/17
United States -43495.00 Sep/17