The current account surplus in the Netherlands widened to EUR 23.577 billion in the second quarter of 2021 from EUR 11.080 billion in the corresponding period of the previous year. It was the highest current account surplus since the last quarter of 2018. The goods surplus rose to EUR 17.287 billion from EUR 12.598 billion, and the services surplus went up to EUR 6.653 billion from EUR 5.260 billion, at the same time the primary income deficit changed to a EUR 1.804 billion surplus. Meanwhile, the secondary income deficit widened to EUR 2.167 billion from EUR 2.119 billion. source: De Nederlandsche Bank

Current Account in Netherlands averaged 7634.14 EUR Million from 1982 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 27873 EUR Million in the first quarter of 2015 and a record low of -14323 EUR Million in the second quarter of 2015. This page provides the latest reported value for - Netherlands Current Account - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Netherlands Current Account - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.

Current Account in Netherlands is expected to be 23600.00 EUR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Netherlands Current Account is projected to trend around 17500.00 EUR Million in 2022 and 18800.00 EUR Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Netherlands Current Account


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-12-24 11:00 AM Q3 €17B €12.1B €14.2B
2021-03-26 10:30 AM Q4 €14B €16B €25B
2021-06-25 10:45 AM Q1 €22.6B €12.9B €19.5B
2021-09-23 10:00 AM Q2 €23.6B €22.6B €17.8B
2021-12-24 11:00 AM Q3 €23.6B €23.6B


News Stream
Dutch Current Account Surplus Widens in Q1
The current account surplus in the Netherlands widened to EUR 22.608 billion in the first quarter of 2021 from EUR 17.644 billion in the corresponding period of the previous year. The goods surplus rose to EUR 19.259 billion from EUR 16.581 billion and the services surplus went up to EUR 4.622 billion from EUR 4.390 billion. Also, the secondary income deficit narrowed to EUR 2.742 billion from EUR 5.483 billion while the primary income surplus fell to EUR 1.469 billion from EUR 2.156 billion.
2021-06-25
Dutch Current Account Surplus Shrinks in Q4
The current account surplus in the Netherlands narrowed to EUR 13.89 billion in the fourth quarter of 2020 from EUR 23.18 billion in the corresponding period of the previous year. The services surplus declined to EUR 4.17 billion from EUR 5.38 billion a year ago, while the primary income account swung to a deficit of EUR 6.71 billion from a EUR 1.89 billion surplus and the secondary income shortfall widened to EUR 3.69 billion from EUR 1.96 billion. In contrast, the goods surplus increased to EUR 20.11 billion from EUR 17.88 billion a year earlier. Considering full 2020, the Netherlands current account surplus shrank to EUR 62.33 billion compared to EUR 80.60 billion in the previous year.
2021-03-26
Dutch Current Account Surplus Narrows in Q3
The current account surplus in the Netherlands narrowed to EUR 16.98 billion in the third quarter of 2020 from EUR 21.28 billion in the corresponding period of the previous year. The primary income account posted a EUR 2.41 billion gap compared with a EUR 2.79 billion surplus a year ago, while the secondary income shortfall widened to EUR 2.03 billion from EUR 1.34 billion. In contrast, the good surplus increased to EUR 18.16 billion from EUR 17.33 billion and the services surplus rose to EUR 3.25 billion from EUR 2.51 billion.
2020-12-24

Netherlands Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Current Account 23577.00 EUR Million Jun/21 22581.00 27873.00 -14323.00
External Debt 3558273.00 EUR Million Jun/21 3580144.00 4089607.00 1818325.30
Capital Flows 20130.00 EUR Million Jun/21 21213.00 38120.90 -21114.00
Remittances 33.00 EUR Million Mar/21 34.00 171.00 0.00
Foreign Direct Investment 19249.00 EUR Million Mar/21 -39414.00 189388.00 -248883.00


Netherlands Current Account
Current Account is the sum of the balance of trade (exports minus imports of goods and services), net factor income (such as interest and dividends) and net transfer payments (such as foreign aid).