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The Netherlands

Netherlands ranked No. 12 in total trade value through October with a total of $60.26 billion. Exports totaled $40.76 billion and Imports totaled $19.5 billion, a surplus of $21.25 billion.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $60.26 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $6,023,729,270
2Chicago O’Hare International Airport $4,794,076,681
3Port of Newark $3,473,707,204
4Port of New Orleans $3,461,478,796
5John F. Kennedy International Airport $3,190,019,339
6Los Angeles International Airport $2,469,483,679
7Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $2,317,230,550
8Port of Charleston $1,844,927,269
9Port of Virginia $1,771,134,109
10Port of New York $1,728,606,821

U.S. trade with The Netherlands rose to $60.26 billion through October

The Netherlands’s trade with the United States rose to $60.26 billion through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 21.58 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. The Netherlands’s exports increased 15.72 percent while imports rose 35.99 percent. The U.S. surplus with The Netherlands was $21.25 billion.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Houston; No. 2 Chicago O’Hare International Airport; No. 3 Port of Newark; No. 4 Port of New Orleans; and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Houston No. 2 Port of New Orleans No. 3 Chicago O’Hare International Airport No. 4 John F. Kennedy International Airport and No. 5 Port of Newark. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 34.75 percent of The Netherlands’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Houston rose 22.37 percent to $6.02 billion.
    Exports rose 25.27 percent to $4.86 billion. Imports rose 11.57 percent to $1.16 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 45.14 percent to $4.79 billion.
    Exports rose 25.38 percent to $2.7 billion. Imports rose 82.22 percent to $2.09 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Newark rose 24.8 percent to $3.47 billion.
    Exports fell 23.59 percent to $512.44 million. Imports rose 40.16 percent to $2.96 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of New Orleans rose 3.94 percent to $3.46 billion.
    Exports fell 1.31 percent to $2.57 billion. Imports rose 22.8 percent to $889.71 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 12.6 percent to $3.19 billion.
    Exports rose 9.41 percent to $2.23 billion. Imports rose 20.71 percent to $964.57 million.

The Netherlands ranked No. 12 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 14.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.51 trillion, up 9.44 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 8.95 percent to $1.39 trillion; imports climbed 9.77 percent to $2.12 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are China; Canada; Mexico; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $732.48 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $657.79 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to The Netherlands by value through October were the categories of Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Gasoline, other fuels; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Oil; and Civilian aircraft, parts, respectively. They accounted for 31.38 percent of total exports to The Netherlands.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from The Netherlands –– Value added to a returned import; Gasoline, other fuels; Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing; Sutures, dental cements, etc.; and Beer –– accounted for 38.16 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to The Netherlands:

  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 17.02 percent compared to last year to $3.07 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 6.24 percent compared to last year to $3.03 billion.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 32.49 percent compared to last year to $2.49 billion.
  • Oil rose 94.98 percent compared to last year to $2.43 billion.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 9.56 percent compared to last year to $1.77 billion.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from The Netherlands:

  • Value added to a returned import rose 103.12 percent compared to last year to $2.56 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 48.93 percent compared to last year to $1.83 billion.
  • Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing rose 40.37 percent compared to last year to $1.33 billion.
  • Sutures, dental cements, etc. rose 480.38 percent compared to last year to $1.06 billion.
  • Beer rose 0.43 percent compared to last year to $668.78 million.

In the latest annual figures available, The Netherlands recorded $59.97 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Houston; New York City; New Orleans; Chicago; and Los Angeles. Total U.S. exports to The Netherlands were $ 42.23 billion and imports from The Netherlands were $17.74 billion. The U.S. surplus with The Netherlands was $24.49 billion.