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

The Netherlands posted a trade surplus of €5.49 billion in December of 2016, compared to a €3 billion surplus a year earlier. It was the largest trade surplus on record. Exports rose 8.6 percent to €38.6 billion, led by machinery and transport equipment (6.1 percent); chemicals (6.3 percent); fuels and lubricants (21.7 percent); beverages and tobacco (6.1 percent) and oils (+22.9 percent). Imports went up 1.9 percent to €33.2 billion, driven by fuels and lubricants (23.2 percent); oils (21.8 percent) and manufactured goods (3.9 percent). Exports rose 7.8 percent to EU and 10.4 percent to non-EU countries. Imports increased 1.2 percent from EU and 2.8 percent from non-EU countries. In 2016, trade surplus widened to €52.7 billion from €44 billion, as exports rose 1.5 percent while imports dropped 0.6 percent. Balance of Trade in Netherlands averaged 1034.96 EUR Million from 1960 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 5494 EUR Million in December of 2016 and a record low of -907.60 EUR Million in May of 1993.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-12-14 05:30 AM Oct €4.04B €5.32B €4.4B
2017-01-13 05:30 AM Nov €5.54B €3.98B
2017-02-14 08:30 AM Dec €5.5B €5.43B €3.7B
2017-03-15 05:30 AM Jan €5.5B
2017-04-11 04:30 AM Feb
2017-05-16 04:30 AM Mar




Netherlands Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 5494.00 5430.00 5494.00 -907.60 EUR Million [+]
Exports 38654.00 39493.00 39493.00 494.60 EUR Million [+]
Imports 33160.00 33949.00 34890.60 584.90 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 11472.00 12254.30 20736.50 -2389.10 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 9.10 9.50 10.80 -1.00 percent [+]
External Debt 3732721.60 3756960.40 3756960.40 1818325.30 EUR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 98.60 101.70 103.90 92.50 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 11025.10 10748.00 24130.30 -38477.10 EUR Million [+]
Remittances 56.00 56.00 171.00 0.00 EUR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 612.45 612.45 911.82 612.45 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 21.00 21.00 87.00 0.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 7037.00 6530.00 189388.00 -102671.00 EUR Million [+]
Terrorism Index 0.86 0.43 2.78 0.18 [+]
Weapons Sales 444.00 643.00 1207.00 5.00 USD Million [+]



Netherlands Balance of Trade Notes

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 February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5494.00 5430.00 5494.00 -907.60 1960 - 2016 EUR Million Monthly



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