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The Netherlands

Netherlands ranked No. 11 in total trade value through February with a total of $12.7 billion. Exports totaled $8.75 billion and Imports totaled $3.95 billion, a surplus of $4.79 billion.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $12.7 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $1,251,324,195
2Chicago O’Hare International Airport $999,035,685
3John F. Kennedy International Airport $625,330,762
4Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $595,975,083
5Port of New Orleans $587,080,420
6Los Angeles International Airport $540,833,975
7Port of Newark $527,236,954
8Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $524,357,507
9Seattle-Tacoma International Airport $524,096,631
10Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico $395,313,077

U.S. trade with The Netherlands rose to $12.7 billion through February

The Netherlands’s trade with the United States rose to $12.7 billion through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 18.42 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. The Netherlands’s exports increased 16.17 percent while imports rose 23.72 percent. The U.S. surplus with The Netherlands was $4.79 billion.

Through February, 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 John F. Kennedy International Airport; No. 4 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas; and No. 5 Port of New Orleans. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Houston No. 2 Port of New Orleans No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Port of Newark. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 31.95 percent of The Netherlands’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Houston rose 14.46 percent to $1.25 billion.
    Exports rose 18.61 percent to $1.07 billion. Imports fell 4.64 percent to $186.04 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 56.53 percent to $999.04 million.
    Exports fell 3.81 percent to $422.33 million. Imports rose 189.52 percent to $576.7 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 2.76 percent to $625.33 million.
    Exports fell 1.41 percent to $491.22 million. Imports fell 7.38 percent to $134.11 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Corpus Christi, Texas rose 671.03 percent to $595.98 million.
    Exports rose 668.4 percent to $593.94 million. Imports totaled $2.04 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of New Orleans fell 10.77 percent to $587.08 million.
    Exports fell 4.21 percent to $436.99 million. Imports fell 25.61 percent to $150.09 million.

The Netherlands ranked No. 11 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 $650.55 billion, up 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 2.61 percent to $260.05 billion; imports climbed 0.14 percent to $390.5 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $130.45 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $136.53 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to The Netherlands by value through February were the categories of Oil; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Gasoline, other fuels; and Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts, respectively. They accounted for 38.17 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; Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing; Gasoline, other fuels; Sutures, dental cements, etc.; and Plasma, vaccines, blood –– accounted for 47.27 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Oil rose 165.32 percent compared to last year to $1.26 billion.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 43.26 percent compared to last year to $643.08 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 19.01 percent compared to last year to $640.49 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 66.78 percent compared to last year to $464.33 million.
  • Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts rose 13.96 percent compared to last year to $332.79 million.

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

  • Value added to a returned import rose 182.45 percent compared to last year to $732.33 million.
  • Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing rose 34.67 percent compared to last year to $349.33 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 12.01 percent compared to last year to $336.82 million.
  • Sutures, dental cements, etc. rose 101 percent compared to last year to $248.02 million.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 40.22 percent compared to last year to $202.76 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.