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 (2014): Germany, Belgium, and United Kingdom
Top 3 Exported Goods (2014): 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) $813,792,866,343 (2014)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 1.011% (2014)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $48,253 (2014)
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GDP Country Rank 25/193 (2014)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 0.959% (2014)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) Data unavailable
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 41% (2015)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 0.37% (2012)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 12.087% (2014)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $93,402,305,284 (2014)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 9,019,299 (2014)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 2% (2014)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 15.1% (2014)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 75.3% (2014)
Unemployment Rate 6.9% (2014)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $628,635,634,608 (2014)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $728,878,329,140 (2014)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 143.26% (2014)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $48,224,679,327 (2014)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $154,098,840,242 (2014)
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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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