Importing from Netherlands

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Importing from Netherlands

The Netherlands stands as the eighth largest export economy in the world and the twentieth most complex economy as ranked by the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In recent years, the Netherlands exported around $535B yearly and imported around $540B, resulting in a small negative trade balance. In 2013 the GDP of the Netherlands was around $850B and its GDP per capita was around $46k.

It is estimated that the value of exports is over 80% of the Netherlands’ GDP a year. The main export destinations are Germany (around $115B), Belgium-Luxembourg ($90B), the United Kingdom ($52B), France ($33B) and Italy ($26B). The largest exports of the Netherlands are refined petroleum (at around $76B), petroleum gas ($25B), crude petroleum ($26B), computers ($16B) and packaged medicaments ($12B).

In recent years, the Netherlands has exported goods at a worth and total of around 650 billion US dollars, which is over 3% of the world’s total exports. They are also a main exporter of commercial services: which amounts to around 189 billion US dollars. It also ranks as the second largest exporter of agricultural products in the world, being behind the US. Interestingly, around 80% their exports stay within Europe, especially Western Europe. The Netherlands’ most significant trading partner is Germany, and after this is comes the UK, Belgium and France. The Netherlands is a country with a large amount of fertile land and so has a strong food production; it exports food items to many of the countries that it trades with.

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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 17,000,059
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 185
1980
2014

$525B

Exports 7th of 220
1980
2014

$552B

Imports 7th of 220
1980
2014

$48.3k

GDP Per Capita 14th of 185
1990
2014

Netherlands: Exports Profile

Exports from Netherlands

Exports from Netherlands: $488.3 billion
Export commodities:Natural gas, machinery and equipment, chemicals, fuels, foodstuffs
Top export destinations:Germany 24.5%%, Belgium 11.1%%, France 8.4%, United Kingdom 9.3%, Italy 4.2% (2015 est.)
GDP growth (annual %)

Importing from Netherlands: What is trade finance?

Trade finance is a revolving facility which lenders offer - it enables firms to buy stock and can help ease the pressure from cash flow problems.

Typically, an alternative financier will fund most of the cost of the receivables, including charges (e.g. taxes).

Trade finance offers added advantages over more traditional bank funding such as asset finance or loans. Trade finance provides up front funding without affecting existing relationships with banks.

How does it work?

If you're a business importing or exporting products 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 import from Netherlands, how can Trade Finance Global help, and how does it work?

If you are looking to import inventory from other countries, you may require import finance, which is an agreement between yourself (the importer) and the foreign exporter. A non-bank lender will act as the intermediary, paying the foreign exporter on your behalf until you receive the products and have then sold them to your customer. Repaying the funder then occurs over an agreed period.

Read the TFG Importers 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 17,000,059
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 185
1980
2014

$525B

Exports 7th of 220
1980
2014

$552B

Imports 7th of 220
1980
2014

$48.3k

GDP Per Capita 14th of 185
1990
2014
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