Netherlands: Economy

Economic Trivia

A highly mechanized agricultural sector employs only 2% of the labor force but provides large surpluses for the food-processing industry and for exports.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners: Germany, Belgium, and United Kingdom
Top 3 Exported Goods: Oil & Mineral Fuels, Industrial Machinery, and Electrical Machinery

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Agroindustries; Metal and Engineering Products; Electrical Machinery and Equipment; Chemicals

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international $) $729 billion (2013)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) -0.823% (2013)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international $) $43,404 (2013)
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GDP Country Rank 25/192 (2013)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 2.515% (2013)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) Data unavailable
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 39.3% (2013)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 0.309% (2012)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 12.783% (2013)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $72,732,984,640 (2012)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 8,975,024 (2012)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 2.5% (2011)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 15.3% (2011)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 71.5% (2011)
Unemployment Rate 5.3% (2012)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $625,712 million (2013)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $706,953 million (2013)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 161.873% (2012)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $20,860 million (2013)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $102,981,264,002 (2012)
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How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Netherlands’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment

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