What are the most significant export products of the Netherlands?
Bijgewerkt op: 23 dec. 2020
On the map, the Netherlands is only a small country, but if you look at the export figures, you would think it’s much bigger. In 2019, the Netherlands earned more than 122 billion euros with exports abroad. In this article, we look at the most important export products of the Netherlands.
Main export product
Until a few years ago, natural gas was one of the Netherlands' most important export products. Exports decreased by 2 billion euros, and as a result, natural gas dropped from place 2 (2015) to place 4 (2019). The most important export product in the Netherlands currently is production machines. Think of machines that produce chips, but also agricultural machines and machines for the food industry. Almost 16 billion euros worth of Dutch-made machines got exported. Between 2015 and 2019 there was an increase of nearly 4 billion euros.
Other important industries
Other crucial Dutch export products are metal and metal products. Ornamental crops (flowers, plants, tree products and flower bulbs) also make a substantial contribution. Both were good for between 5.5 billion and 6 billion euros. Plastics, meat, dairy, medicines and food preparations are also in the top 10. All these groups brought in between 4.5 and 5 billion euros.
Central Bureau of Statistics
The figures in this article come from the Central Bureau of Statistics. This independent organization collects and processes data, which is used, among other things, in social issues, policy development and decision-making.
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