Top Netherlands Imports from the World
In 2016, Netherlands bought US$504.1 billion worth of imported products up by 0.7% since 2012 and up by 18.6% from 2015 to 2016.
Top 10 Dutch Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Netherlands amounted to
$75 billion or 14.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $10 billion
  2. Vehicles: $8.8 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $6.2 billion
  4. Plastics: $4 billion
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $3.1 billion
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $3.1 billion
  7. Organic chemicals: $2.7 billion
  8. Iron and steel: $2.4 billion
  9. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.2 billion
10. Iron or steel products: $1.8 billion
Top 10 Dutch Imports from China

China's exports to Netherlands amounted to
$71 billion or 14.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $29.8 billion
  2. Machinery: $19.2 billion
  3. Toys, games: $3.3 billion
  4. Furniture, lighting, signs: $1.7 billion
  5. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $1.7 billion
  6. Knit or crochet clothing: $1.6 billion
  7. Organic chemicals: $1.4 billion
  8. Plastics: $1.1 billion
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $1.1 billion
10. Iron or steel products: $894.8 million
Top 10 Dutch Imports from Belgium

Belgium's exports to Netherlands amounted to
$42 billion or 8.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $6.1 billion
  2. Vehicles: $4.5 billion
  3. Machinery: $2.8 billion
  4. Plastics: $2.2 billion
  5. Organic chemicals: $1.8 billion
  6. Electronic equipment: $1.8 billion
  7. Iron and steel: $1.3 billion
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $1.3 billion
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $919.9 million
10. Dairy, eggs, honey: $829.6 million
Top 10 Dutch Imports from the US

America's exports to Netherlands amounted to
$39.1 billion or 7.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Medical, technical equipment: $6.5 billion
  2. Machinery: $5.4 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $4.6 billion
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $4.4 billion
  5. Aircraft, spacecraft: $3 billion
  6. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.6 billion
  7. Organic chemicals: $2 billion
  8. Plastics: $1.2 billion
  9. Other chemical goods: $1.1 billion
10. Oil seed: $1 billion
Top 10 Dutch Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to Netherlands amounted to $24.5 billion or 4.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $6.6 billion
  2. Vehicles: $2.8 billion
  3. Machinery: $2.4 billion
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $2 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $1.6 billion
  6. Organic chemicals: $984.3 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $803.5 million
  8. Plastics: $673.9 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $397.7 million
10. Beverages: $342.6 million
Top 10 Dutch Imports from Russia

Russia's exports to Netherlands amounted to
$18.4 billion or 3.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $14.7 billion
  2. Copper: $1 billion
  3. Aluminum: $931.7 million
  4. Nickel: $431.6 million
  5. Iron and steel: $250.1 million
  6. Fish: $245.2 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $125 million
  8. Wood: $108 million
  9. Cereal, milk preparations: $95.3 million
10. Inorganic chemicals: $95 million
Top 10 Dutch Imports from France

France's exports to Netherlands amounted to
$17.7 billion or 3.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $1.8 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $1.6 billion
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.4 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $1.2 billion
  5. Vehicles: $1 billion
  6. Plastics: $754.6 million
  7. Cereal, milk preparations: $654.9 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $637.5 million
  9. Pharmaceuticals: $618.8 million
10. Beverages: $617.4 million
Top 10 Dutch Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Netherlands amounted to
$11 billion or 2.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $4.5 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $2 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $1.2 billion
  4. Vehicles: $962.6 million
  5. Organic chemicals: $340.3 million
  6. Plastics: $333.4 million
  7. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $263.6 million
  8. Base metal tools, cutlery: $144.5 million
  9. Rubber: $123.9 million
10. Inorganic chemicals: $101.8 million
Top 10 Dutch Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Netherlands amounted to
$10.3 billion or 2% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $1.7 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $656.6 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $634.3 million
  4. Plastics: $513 million
  5. Vehicles: $478.5 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $428.4 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $415.3 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $410.5 million
  9. Footwear: $301.4 million
10. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $279.8 million
Top 10 Dutch Imports from Poland

Poland's exports to Netherlands amounted to
$9 billion or 1.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $1.5 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.3 billion
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $723 million
  4. Vehicles: $647.2 million
  5. Furniture, lighting, signs: $592.4 million
  6. Plastics: $322.7 million
  7. Tobacco: $301.2 million
  8. Meat: $243.4 million
  9. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $210.4 million
10. Knit or crochet clothing: $168.3 million
Top 10 Dutch Imports from Spain

Spain's exports to Netherlands amounted to
$8.8 billion or 1.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $1.5 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $984.4 million
  3. Vegetables: $617.1 million
  4. Fruits, nuts: $548.4 million
  5. Machinery: $485.5 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $415.8 million
  7. Plastics: $293.9 million
  8. Electronic equipment: $276.3 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $259.6 million
10. Beverages: $191.9 million
Fastest-Growing Netherlands Imports 2016
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.
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Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis