Netherlands Balance of Trade  1960-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The trade surplus in the Netherlands widened to EUR 4.61 billion in July 2018 from EUR 4.45 billion in the same month a year ago. Exports increased 10.5 percent to EUR 40.69 billion, mainly due to sales of machinery & transport equipment (9.1 percent), chemicals (9.6 percent), and fuels & lubricants (30.1 percent). Exports to the EU went up 9.9 percent while those to countries outside the EU increased 12 percent. Imports rose 11.5 percent to EUR 36.08 billion, boosted by purchases of machinery & transport equipment (8 percent), fuels & lubricants (33.7 percent), and manufactured goods (10.3 percent). Imports from the EU increased 8.6 percent and those from countries outside the EU rose 15.1 percent. Considering January to July, the trade surplus narrowed to EUR 29.79 billion from EUR 33.57 billion in the same period of 2017. Balance of Trade in Netherlands averaged 1126.80 EUR Million from 1960 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 6243 EUR Million in March 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
2018-07-12 04:30 AM Balance of Trade €5.03B €3.53B €4.5B
2018-08-14 07:30 AM Balance of Trade €4.81B €4.73B € 6.9B
2018-09-12 04:30 AM Balance of Trade €4.61B €4.87B €4.0B
2018-10-12 04:30 AM Balance of Trade €4.61B
2018-11-14 08:30 AM Balance of Trade € 6B
2018-12-13 05:30 AM Balance of Trade


Netherlands Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 4612.00 4874.00 6243.00 -907.60 EUR Million [+]
Exports 40690.00 41522.00 43604.00 494.60 EUR Million [+]
Imports 36078.00 36649.00 37542.00 584.90 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 16769.50 20135.40 27870.20 -14371.20 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 10.20 8.50 10.40 -1.00 percent [+]
External Debt 4050746.00 4026513.00 4089607.00 1818325.30 EUR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 101.50 101.00 104.90 92.50 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 16859.80 23922.70 38120.90 -21835.60 EUR Million [+]
Remittances 38.10 39.10 171.00 0.00 EUR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 612.50 612.50 911.82 612.45 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 2.41 0.86 2.78 0.18 [+]
Weapons Sales 1167.00 471.00 1213.00 5.00 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 19.00 19.00 87.00 11.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment -24697.00 201.00 218650.00 -64145.00 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 September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4612.00 4874.00 6243.00 -907.60 1960 - 2018 EUR Million Monthly




balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Argentina -789.00 Jul/18
Australia 1551.00 Jul/18
Brazil 3774.99 Aug/18
Canada -114.30 Jul/18
China 279.10 Aug/18
Euro Area 17555.60 Jul/18
France -3490.00 Jul/18
Germany 16461.00 Jul/18
India -17390.00 Aug/18
Indonesia -1021.40 Aug/18
Italy 5676.00 Jul/18
Japan -444.59 Aug/18
Mexico -2889.20 Jul/18
Netherlands 4612.00 Jul/18
Russia 13402.00 Jul/18
Saudi Arabia 120299.00 Mar/18
Singapore 6755.10 Aug/18
South Africa -4657.00 Jul/18
South Korea 6900.00 Aug/18
Spain -3247700.00 Jul/18
Switzerland 1407.94 Aug/18
Turkey -5980.00 Jul/18
United Kingdom -111.00 Jul/18
United States -50082.00 Jul/18


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