Foreign Trade (As % of GDP) rose to 155% in Netherlands in 2017

Foreign Trade (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | Netherlands | May 17, 2019
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Foreign trade as a share of GDP reached 155 % in 2017 in Netherlands, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 4.24 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Netherlands reached an all time high of 158 % in 2015 and an all time low of 81.4 % in 1967. When compared to Netherlands's main peers, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Belgium amounted to 170 %, 102 % in Denmark, 86.5 % in Germany and 61.4 % in United Kingdom in 2017.

Netherlands has been ranked 14th within the group of 165 countries we follow in terms of foreign trade as a share of GDP, 16 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Trade is the sum of exports and imports of goods and services measured as a share of gross domestic product.

Foreign Trade (As % of GDP) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Austria % 105% 105% 104% 104% 102%
Belgium % 163% 164% 162% 165% 160%
Denmark % 101% 103% 103% 102% 104%
France % 58.8% 59.7% 59.8% 60.5% 61.8%
Germany % 84.7% 85.9% 84.8% 84.4% 85.7%
Ireland % 188% 191% 188% 201% 215%
Luxembourg % 323% 342% 349% 393% 416%
Netherlands % 142% 149% 150% 150% 158%
Norway % 69.6% 68.1% 67.5% 68.6% 69.8%
Poland % 87.1% 89.3% 90.7% 93.7% 96.0%
Sweden % 88.6% 87.6% 83.0% 85.7% 86.2%
United Kingdom % 62.0% 61.1% 61.1% 58.0% 56.2%