Exporting to Netherlands

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Exporting to Netherlands

The top import origins are Germany (around $80B), Belgium-Luxembourg ($53B), China (around $44B), Russia ($41B) and the United Kingdom ($36B). In terms of location, the Netherlands borders Germany and Belgium by land. Its borders by the sea are Anguilla, the UK, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Venezuela and the Virgin Islands. The main imports are crude petroleum ($70B), computers ($24B), refined petroleum ($57B), packaged medicaments ($13B) and telephones ($13B).

Imports have stayed relatively steady with slight increases, especially in relation to machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, raw materials and food. The import numbers are around €375 billion, which has been effected by lower imports of mineral fuels and lubricants. The Imports in Netherlands has averaged 11077 EUR Million yearly from around 1960 to today, with a peak at almost 35000 EUR Million at the end of 2012 and a low of almost 580 EUR Million at the end of 1960.

The main imports of the Netherlands are: fuel (almost 30%), machinery (over 25%), live animals and food (over 8%), electronics and pharmaceuticals. Netherlands has a number of strong import countries, which are: Germany (over 15%), Belgium (10%), China (8%), UK (almost 7%), United States (6%), Russia and Italy. It is estimated that over 30% of the income from the Netherlands is from the export of goods and services.

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Country Profile

CapitalNetherlandsNederland(Dutch) Flag Coat of arms Motto:"Je maintiendrai"(French)"Ik zal handhaven"(Dutch)"I will uphold" historic/other mottos "concordia res parvae crescunt"(Latin)"Eendracht maakt macht"(Dutch)"Unity makes strength" "Si Deus nobiscum quis contra nos"(Latin)"If God be with us who can be against us" Anthem:"Wilhelmus"(Dutch)"'William" Location of theEuropean Netherlands(dark green) ?in Europe(green &dark grey) ?in the European Union(green) Location of theDutch special municipalities(green) Amsterdam
Population 17,100,475
Area 41,543  km2 (16,040 sq mi)
km2 (134th)
Currency Euro (EUR)
US dollar (USD) (Caribbean Netherlands only)
GDP
LanguagesDutch

Netherlands: Imports Profile

Imports from Netherlands

Imports from Netherlands: $404.6 billion
Import commodities:Machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, fuels, foodstuffs, clothing
Top import destinations:Germany 14.7%, China 14.5%, Belgium 8.2%, United Kingdom 5.1%, Russia 5.7%, Norway 4.1% (2015 est.)
GDP growth (annual %)

Exporting to Netherlands: What is trade finance?

Trade finance is a revolving facility which lenders offer - it enables businesses to purchase stock supplies and can help ease working capital issues.

Typically, a trade financier will fund up to 100% of the cost of the products, including charges (e.g. VAT taxes).

Trade finance offers benefits over more traditional bank finance such as invoice finance or business loans. Trade finance provides quick funding without affecting existing relationships with banks.

How does it work?

If you're a company importing or exporting stock around the world, then a trade finance facility would help you to fund this through offering a letter of credit or some form of cash advance.

I’m looking to export to Netherlands, how can Trade Finance Global help, and how does it work?

If you’re looking to export inventory to other markets, you may require export finance, which is an agreement between yourself (the exporter), and the importer. A trade finance bank would advance you the cost of producing the stock supplies that you’re exporting (as a loan), either once you have sent the goods, or before you have produced them. Once your foreign importer has received the stock and pays you for the import, you will repay the advance loan from the export lender over an agreed period.

Read the TFG Exporters Guide here.

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Country Profile

CapitalNetherlandsNederland(Dutch) Flag Coat of arms Motto:"Je maintiendrai"(French)"Ik zal handhaven"(Dutch)"I will uphold" historic/other mottos "concordia res parvae crescunt"(Latin)"Eendracht maakt macht"(Dutch)"Unity makes strength" "Si Deus nobiscum quis contra nos"(Latin)"If God be with us who can be against us" Anthem:"Wilhelmus"(Dutch)"'William" Location of theEuropean Netherlands(dark green) ?in Europe(green &dark grey) ?in the European Union(green) Location of theDutch special municipalities(green) Amsterdam
Population 17,100,475
Area 41,543  km2 (16,040 sq mi)
km2 (134th)
Currency Euro (EUR)
US dollar (USD) (Caribbean Netherlands only)
GDP
LanguagesDutch

1.37

Econ Complexity 15th of 184
1980
2015

$428B

Exports 8th of 221
1980
2015

$454B

Imports 8th of 221
1980
2015

$49.6k

GDP Per Capita 14th of 184
1990
2015
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