Netherlands’ export volumes amounted to $397.6 billion in 2009, dropping from $531.7 billion in 2008. The Netherlands ranked seventh in the world in terms of the export volumes. Being a land with abundant fertile land and excess food production, the Netherlands exports food items to most of its trading partners. Its other export commodities are:
Machinery and equipment
The Netherlands’ main export partners are:
The following graph shows how the different countries contributed to the exports volume (in percentage):
According to the 2009 statistics, the Netherland imported a total volume of $358.9 billion, dropping substantially from $474.8 billion in 2008. The Netherlands ranked eighth in the world in terms of import volumes.
With huge natural resources, the Netherlands requires machines to process them and therefore machinery dominates its imports. Other import commodities include:
The Netherlands’ main import partners are:
The following graph shows how the different countries contribute in the import volumes:
Besides Netherland’s trade, the country is a hot favorite for FDI as well. In 2009, the FDI amounted to $661 billion, up from $644.6 billion in 2008.
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