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The Netherlands

Netherlands ranked No. 12 in total trade value through March with a total of $19.42 billion. Exports totaled $13.33 billion and Imports totaled $6.08 billion, a surplus of $7.25 billion.

January – March 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $19.42 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Houston $1,715,213,918
2Chicago O’Hare International Airport $1,714,860,710
3John F. Kennedy International Airport $974,871,544
4Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $923,882,772
5Port of New Orleans $893,190,352
6Los Angeles International Airport $881,898,808
7Port of Newark $810,673,689
8Seattle-Tacoma International Airport $772,017,183
9Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $715,491,839
10Port of Charleston $588,798,118

U.S. trade with The Netherlands rose to $19.42 billion through March

The Netherlands’s trade with the United States rose to $19.42 billion through the first three months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 14.81 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. The Netherlands’s exports increased 13.02 percent while imports rose 18.93 percent. The U.S. surplus with The Netherlands was $7.25 billion.

Through March, 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 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; 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 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 32.04 percent of The Netherlands’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Houston rose 8.14 percent to $1.72 billion.
    Exports rose 15.26 percent to $1.43 billion. Imports fell 17.35 percent to $286.32 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 61.08 percent to $1.71 billion.
    Exports fell 1.34 percent to $763.15 million. Imports rose 227.01 percent to $951.72 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport fell 1.52 percent to $974.87 million.
    Exports fell 0.12 percent to $746.51 million. Imports fell 5.85 percent to $228.36 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport rose 51.9 percent to $923.88 million.
    Exports rose 21.46 percent to $495.73 million. Imports rose 113.98 percent to $428.15 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of New Orleans fell 16.21 percent to $893.19 million.
    Exports fell 14.15 percent to $654.91 million. Imports fell 21.41 percent to $238.28 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 $1.01 trillion, up 0.65 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 1.42 percent to $408.22 billion; imports climbed 0.13 percent to $598.47 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 $190.25 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $195.16 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to The Netherlands by value through March were the categories of Oil; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Gasoline, other fuels; and Civilian aircraft, parts, respectively. They accounted for 35.75 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 Certain heterocyclic compounds –– accounted for 45.71 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Oil rose 210.44 percent compared to last year to $1.59 billion.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 23.84 percent compared to last year to $1.06 billion.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 17.02 percent compared to last year to $867.54 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 21.86 percent compared to last year to $709.04 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 24.93 percent compared to last year to $534.76 million.

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

  • Value added to a returned import rose 217.92 percent compared to last year to $1.21 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 1.4 percent compared to last year to $512.89 million.
  • Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing fell 2.64 percent compared to last year to $472.12 million.
  • Sutures, dental cements, etc. rose 47.28 percent compared to last year to $302.19 million.
  • Certain heterocyclic compounds rose 117.06 percent compared to last year to $282.46 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.