Top Netherlands Imports from the World
In 2015, Netherlands bought US$506.3 billion worth of imported products up by 2.7% since 2011 and virtually unchanged from 2014 to 2015.
Top 10 Dutch Imports from China

China's exports to Netherlands amounted to
$73.1 billion or 15.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $31.7 billion
  2. Machinery: $19.4 billion
  3. Toys, games: $3.5 billion
  4. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $1.8 billion
  5. Knit or crochet clothing: $1.7 billion
  6. Furniture, lighting, signs: $1.7 billion
  7. Organic chemicals: $1.3 billion
  8. Plastics: $1.1 billion
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $1 billion
10. Footwear: $894.2 million
Top 10 Dutch Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Netherlands amounted to
$72.6 billion or 15.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $9.5 billion
  2. Vehicles: $8.1 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $5.9 billion
  4. Plastics: $4.1 billion
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $3.2 billion
  6. Oil: $3.1 billion
  7. Organic chemicals: $3 billion
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $2.7 billion
  9. Iron and steel: $2.5 billion
10. Iron or steel products: $1.8 billion
Top 10 Dutch Imports from Belgium

Belgium's exports to Netherlands amounted to
$41.2 billion or 8.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $6.7 billion
  2. Vehicles: $4.3 billion
  3. Machinery: $2.6 billion
  4. Organic chemicals: $2.2 billion
  5. Plastics: $2.2 billion
  6. Electronic equipment: $1.4 billion
  7. Iron and steel: $1.3 billion
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $1.2 billion
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $1.2 billion
10. Dairy, eggs, honey: $733.4 million
Top 10 Dutch Imports from the US

America's exports to Netherlands amounted to
$38.4 billion or 8% of its overall imports.

  1. Medical, technical equipment: $6.5 billion
  2. Machinery: $5.7 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $4.8 billion
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $4.3 billion
  5. Oil: $3.3 billion
  6. Aircraft, spacecraft: $2.1 billion
  7. Organic chemicals: $1.6 billion
  8. Plastics: $1.1 billion
  9. Oil seed: $1.1 billion
10. Other chemical goods: $877.2 million
Top 10 Dutch Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to Netherlands amounted to $23.6 billion or 4.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $6.4 billion
  2. Vehicles: $2.3 billion
  3. Machinery: $2.1 billion
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $1.5 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $1.4 billion
  6. Organic chemicals: $1.3 billion
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $736.8 million
  8. Plastics: $725.7 million
  9. Rubber: $387.6 million
10. Other chemical goods: $361.7 million
Top 10 Dutch Imports from France

France's exports to Netherlands amounted to
$19 billion or 4% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $2.2 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.8 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $1.6 billion
  4. Vehicles: $1.5 billion
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $1.1 billion
  6. Organic chemicals: $882.3 million
  7. Cereals: $865.1 million
  8. Plastics: $774.9 million
  9. Beverages: $706 million
10. Pharmaceuticals: $623.2 million
Top 10 Dutch Imports from Russia

Russia's exports to Netherlands amounted to
$16.2 billion or 3.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $13 billion
  2. Aluminum: $870.1 million
  3. Copper: $659.7 million
  4. Nickel: $563.6 million
  5. Iron and steel: $270.9 million
  6. Fish: $233.5 million
  7. Wood: $101.7 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $81.8 million
  9. Other base metals: $75.4 million
10. Electronic equipment: $55.7 million
Top 10 Dutch Imports from Norway

Norway's exports to Netherlands amounted to
$12 billion or 2.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $7.2 billion
  2. Aluminum: $1.8 billion
  3. Machinery: $576.5 million
  4. Nickel: $476.2 million
  5. Inorganic chemicals: $296.6 million
  6. Fish: $203.9 million
  7. Iron and steel: $203.8 million
  8. Ores, slag, ash: $194.9 million
  9. Electronic equipment: $122.2 million
10. Zinc: $101 million
Top 10 Dutch Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Netherlands amounted to
$11.4 billion or 2.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $4.8 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $2.2 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $1.3 billion
  4. Vehicles: $843.9 million
  5. Organic chemicals: $377.3 million
  6. Plastics: $311.2 million
  7. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $214.9 million
  8. Base metal tools, cutlery: $137.5 million
  9. Rubber: $136.4 million
10. Iron or steel products: $115.4 million
Top 10 Dutch Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Netherlands amounted to
$10.1 billion or 2.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $1.5 billion
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $611.8 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $551.8 million
  4. Plastics: $501.7 million
  5. Oil: $483.3 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $466.6 million
  7. Vehicles: $453.5 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $422.3 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $394.2 million
10. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $298 million
Top 10 Dutch Imports from Poland

Poland's exports to Netherlands amounted to
$8.5 billion or 1.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $1.3 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $1.3 billion
  3. Oil: $929 million
  4. Furniture, lighting, signs: $501.1 million
  5. Vehicles: $439.6 million
  6. Plastics: $293.9 million
  7. Meat: $266.2 million
  8. Tobacco: $253 million
  9. Dairy, eggs, honey: $197.4 million
10. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $173.2 million
Fastest-Growing Netherlands Imports 2015
Research Note:
Import numbers rarely match the source exporters’ stats. Reasons for import-export statistical discrepancies include re-exports, time lags, misallocations, distinct trade reporting systems, different quantity measurements and country confidentiality rules. Also, transportation and insurance costs are sometimes added to import totals.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis