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The Netherlands

Netherlands ranked No. 12 in total trade value through August with a total of $52.99 billion. Exports totaled $33.8 billion and Imports totaled $19.19 billion, a surplus of $14.6 billion.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $52.99 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Chicago O’Hare International Airport $5,729,236,068
2Port of Houston $4,878,897,194
3Los Angeles International Airport $2,662,572,701
4Port of New Orleans $2,560,782,689
5Port of Newark $2,511,127,963
6John F. Kennedy International Airport $2,483,274,226
7Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $2,291,573,732
8Port of Charleston $1,801,193,792
9Port of Virginia $1,454,354,445
10Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico $1,431,921,933

U.S. trade with The Netherlands rose to $52.99 billion through August

The Netherlands’s trade with the United States rose to $52.99 billion through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 13.67 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to The Netherlands increased 5.59 percent while U.S. imports from The Netherlands rose 31.34 percent. The U.S. surplus with The Netherlands was $14.6 billion.

Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport; No. 2 Port of Houston; No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport; No. 4 Port of New Orleans; and No. 5 Port of Newark. During the same period the previous year, the top five 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. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 34.61 percent of The Netherlands’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 86.07 percent to $5.73 billion.
    Exports fell 2.57 percent to $2.01 billion. Imports rose 267.27 percent to $3.71 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston rose 4.78 percent to $4.88 billion.
    Exports rose 9.17 percent to $4.09 billion. Imports fell 13.36 percent to $786.13 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport rose 32.91 percent to $2.66 billion.
    Exports rose 23.45 percent to $1.89 billion. Imports rose 63.61 percent to $772 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of New Orleans fell 3.11 percent to $2.56 billion.
    Exports fell 3.38 percent to $1.88 billion. Imports fell 2.38 percent to $685.72 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Newark fell 9.68 percent to $2.51 billion.
    Exports rose 15.11 percent to $468.99 million. Imports fell 13.94 percent to $2.04 billion.

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. 13.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.77 trillion, down 0.32 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 0.71 percent to $1.1 trillion; imports dropped 0.07 percent to $1.67 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $575.47 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $568.8 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to The Netherlands by value through August were the categories of Oil; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Gasoline, other fuels; and Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts, respectively. They accounted for 34.81 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; Plasma, vaccines, blood; and Sutures, dental cements, etc. –– accounted for 49.53 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Oil rose 110.78 percent compared to last year to $3.55 billion.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 10.86 percent compared to last year to $2.68 billion.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 18.33 percent compared to last year to $2.26 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 12.93 percent compared to last year to $1.93 billion.
  • Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts rose 10.14 percent compared to last year to $1.35 billion.

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

  • Value added to a returned import rose 182.57 percent compared to last year to $3.97 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 54.73 percent compared to last year to $2.27 billion.
  • Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing rose 29.48 percent compared to last year to $1.36 billion.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 142.34 percent compared to last year to $1.01 billion.
  • Sutures, dental cements, etc. rose 20.2 percent compared to last year to $896.45 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.