Top 10 Imports in Netherlands 2023

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Top 10 Imports in Netherlands 2023: The Netherlands imported US$620.8 billion worth of goods from around the world in 2021, up 34.4% from 2017 and 28.2% from 2020 to 2021. 2021

Based on an average exchange rate of , the Netherlands uses the euro by 5% against the US dollar since 2017 and strengthened by 3.9% from 2020 to 2021. A stronger EU currency in 2021 meant that Dutch imports were converted from euros starting in 2021 when they were paid in weaker US dollars.

A major supplier for imports into the Netherlands

The latest available country-specific data show that almost two-thirds (65.2%) of the products imported by the Netherlands were supplied by exporters: Germany (17.3% of the world total), mainland China (10.2%), Belgium (9.9%), the United States of America (7.6%), France (3.5%), Russia (3.48%), Norway (2.9%), Italy (2.8%), Poland (2.1%), Spain (2%), Ireland (1.9%). %) and Sweden (1.6%).

From a continental perspective, almost three-fifths (59.4%) of the Netherlands’ total imports in 2021 were purchased from European countries. Asian trading partners supplied a further 24.8% of import demand from the Netherlands, while 8.9% of value originated from exporters in North America.

A smaller percentage originates from Latin America (3.7%), with the exception of Mexico and the Caribbean, Africa (2.8%) and Oceania (less than 0.5%), led by Australia and New Zealand.

Given the Netherlands’ population of 17.5 million, imports totaling $620.8 billion in 2021 equate to an annual output demand of approximately $35,500 per person in major EU countries. That average dollar metric exceeds the average of $34,100 per capital for 2020.

The following product groups represent the highest dollar value in the Netherlands’ import purchases in 2021. The percentage share each product category represents in terms of total imports into the Netherlands is also shown.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: US$97.3 billion (15.7% of total imports)
  2. Electrical Machinery, Equipment: $79.9 billion (12.9%)
  3. Machinery including computers: $71.7 billion (11.6%)
  4. Optical, technical, medical equipment: $31.4 billion (5.1%)
  5. Vehicles: $30.9 billion (5%)
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $25.5 billion (4.1%)
  7. Plastic, Plastic item: $20.8 bb (3.3%)
  8. Organic chemicals: $17 billion (2.7%)
  9. Other Chemicals: $16 billion (2.6%)
  10. Iron, steel: $13.3 billion (2.1%)

The Netherlands’ top 10 imports account for about two-thirds (65%) of the total value of its product purchases from other countries.

Among the Netherlands’ top 10 import categories, imported fossil fuels, including oil, experienced the fastest increase in value, increasing by 77.2% from 2020 to 2021.

The second place to improve import purchases was iron and steel, at 54.3%.

The total price of various chemical goods imported into the Netherlands increased by 46.2%.

Please note that the results listed above are at the 2-digit Harmonized Tariff System code level. The information presented under the Other Virtual Folders tab is at a more granular 4-digit level.

Major mineral fuels imported into the Netherlands

In 2021, Dutch importers spent the most on the following 10 subcategories of fossil fuel-related products.

  1. Crude oil: US$36.3 billion (up 65.2% from 2020)
  2. Refined petroleum oil: $25.8 billion (up 44.3%)
  3. Petroleum gas: $6.6 billion (up 298.9%)
  4. Coal tar oil (high temperature distillate): $5.7 billion (up 79.8%)
  5. Coal, solid fuels made from coal: $1.8 billion (up 144.6%)
  6. Petroleum oil residues: $486.9 million (up 58.4%)
  7. Petroleum jelly, mineral wax: $271.2 million (up 81%)
  8. Pete: $168.5 million (up 55%)
  9. Tar Pitch, Coke: $135.5 million (up 77.9%)
  10. Asphalt/Petroleum Bitumen Mix: $59.6 million (up 39.3%)

Among these import subcategories, Dutch purchases of petroleum gases (up 298.9%), coal including solid fuels made from coal (up 144.6%) followed by petroleum jelly and mineral wax (up 81%) grew the fastest from 2020 to 2021. The amounts and percentage profits in parentheses clearly show where the different types of imported fossil fuels have the highest demand among Dutch businesses and consumers.

Major electrical goods imported into the Netherlands

In 2021, Dutch importers spent the most on the following 10 subcategories of electronic equipment, including consumer electronics.

  1. Phone accessories including smartphones: US$23.5 billion (up 3.7% from 2020)
  2. Integrated Circuits/Microassemblies: $14.9 billion (up 9.1%)
  3. Solar power diodes/semi-conductors: $4.8 billion (up 61.1%)
  4. TV receivers/monitors/projectors: $4.7 billion (up 26.1%)
  5. Electrical converters/power units: $4.2 billion (up 26.7%)
  6. Low-voltage switches, fuses: $2.7 billion (up 21.7%)
  7. Insulated Wire/Cable: $2.6 billion (up 18.6%)
  8. Electric water heaters, hair dryers: $2.03 billion (up 30.1%)
  9. Electric storage batteries: $1.96 billion (up 22.1%)
  10. TV receiver/transmit/digital cameras: $1.7 billion (up 6.2%)

Among these import subcategories, Dutch purchases of electrical converters and power units (up 26.7%) grew fastest from 2020, followed by solar energy diodes and semi-conductors (up 61.1%), electric water heaters or hair dryers (up 30.1%). By 2021

. These amounts and the percentage gains in parentheses clearly show where the highest demand is for the various types of imported electronics among Dutch businesses and consumers.

Major machinery imported into the Netherlands including computers

In 2021, Dutch importers spent the most on the following 10 subcategories, including computers.

  1. Computers, optical readers: US$18.2 billion (up 11.3% from 2020)
  2. Printing Machinery: $6.3 billion (up 2.5%)
  3. Machinery for making semiconductors: $5.5 billion (up 20.8%)
  4. Computer parts, accessories: $3.8 billion (up 12.1%)
  5. Heavy machinery (bulldozers, excavators, road rollers): $2.4 billion (up 41.3%)
  6. Taps, valves, similar equipment: $2.2 billion (up 14.6%)
  7. Turbo-Jets: $2.04 billion (down -8.3%)
  8. Machinery parts: $2.03 billion (up 25.2%)
  9. Liquid pumps and lifts: $1.9 billion (up 13.9%)
  10. Centrifuges, filters and purifiers: $1.8 billion (up 34.0%)

Among these import subcategories, Dutch purchases of heavy machinery such as bulldozers, excavators and road rollers (up 41.3%), centrifuges, filters and purifiers (up 34%) increased rapidly to 25.2% in 2020. 2021.

These amounts and the percentage profits in parentheses clearly show where the various types of imported machines are most in demand among Dutch businesses and consumers.

Major optical, technical and medical goods imported into the Netherlands

In 2021, Dutch importers spent the most on the following subcategories of optical, technical and medical products.

  1. Electro-medical equipment (eg xrays): US$11.6 billion (up 19.9% ​​from 2020)
  2. Orthopedic devices: $7.8 billion (up 27.9%)
  3. Physical/Chemical Analysis Instruments: $2 billion (up 28.1%)
  4. Mechano-therapy devices: $1.14 billion (up 6%)
  5. Other measuring/testing machines: $1.12 billion (up 32.2%)
  6. Lenses, prisms, mirrors: $1 billion (up 26.9%)
  7. X-ray equipment: $857.8 million (down -5.3%)
  8. Liquid/gas testing equipment: $787.5 million (up 18.2%)
  9. Regulatory/control instruments: $724.1 million (up 32.7%)
  10. Optical fiber cables, sheets, plates: $677.8 million (up 24.1%)

Among these import subcategories, Dutch purchases of regulation and control instruments (up 32.7%), other measuring or testing instruments (up 32.2%) followed by physical or chemical analysis instruments (up 28.1%) grew the fastest from 2020 to 2021. 

The amounts and percentage profits in parentheses clearly show where the various types of imported optical, technical and medical products are most in demand among Dutch businesses and consumers. Netherlands Top 10 Exports  ,  Netherlands Top 10 Major Export Companies  and  Netherlands Top Trading Partners Research Source:  Central Intelligence Agency, The World Factbook  Country Profile

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