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The Netherlands

Netherlands ranked No. 12 in total trade value through September with a total of $59.95 billion. Exports totaled $37.75 billion and Imports totaled $22.2 billion, a surplus of $15.54 billion.

January – September 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $59.95 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Chicago O’Hare International Airport $6,940,321,303
2Port of Houston $5,428,903,319
3Los Angeles International Airport $3,137,425,259
4Port of New Orleans $2,981,676,441
5John F. Kennedy International Airport $2,816,849,334
6Port of Newark $2,795,612,648
7Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $2,537,538,585
8Port of Charleston $1,965,828,992
9Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $1,720,490,853
10Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico $1,617,892,211

U.S. trade with The Netherlands rose to $59.95 billion through September

The Netherlands’s trade with the United States rose to $59.95 billion through the first nine months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 13.56 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to The Netherlands increased 4.35 percent while U.S. imports from The Netherlands rose 33.61 percent. The U.S. surplus with The Netherlands was $15.54 billion.

Through September, 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 John F. Kennedy International Airport. 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 35.54 percent of The Netherlands’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 85.86 percent to $6.94 billion.
    Exports fell 5.54 percent to $2.26 billion. Imports rose 249.47 percent to $4.68 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston rose 2.23 percent to $5.43 billion.
    Exports rose 6.55 percent to $4.58 billion. Imports fell 16.16 percent to $847.96 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport rose 41.31 percent to $3.14 billion.
    Exports rose 21.4 percent to $2.09 billion. Imports rose 110.22 percent to $1.05 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of New Orleans fell 1.31 percent to $2.98 billion.
    Exports fell 1.1 percent to $2.2 billion. Imports fell 1.9 percent to $779.4 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 0.77 percent to $2.82 billion.
    Exports fell 0.81 percent to $1.98 billion. Imports fell 0.66 percent to $832.88 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. 12.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.11 trillion, down 0.58 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 1.01 percent to $1.23 trillion; imports dropped 0.3 percent to $1.88 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 $647.62 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $640.85 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to The Netherlands by value through September 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 35.23 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 51.1 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Oil rose 97.63 percent compared to last year to $4.16 billion.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 9.68 percent compared to last year to $2.99 billion.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 16.44 percent compared to last year to $2.53 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 16.08 percent compared to last year to $2.14 billion.
  • Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts rose 7.18 percent compared to last year to $1.48 billion.

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

  • Value added to a returned import rose 173.21 percent compared to last year to $4.81 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 55.05 percent compared to last year to $2.53 billion.
  • Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing rose 43.31 percent compared to last year to $1.74 billion.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 167.83 percent compared to last year to $1.29 billion.
  • Sutures, dental cements, etc. rose 9.38 percent compared to last year to $977.14 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.

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