The Netherlands

Netherlands ranked No. 12 in total trade value through November with a total of $74.1 billion. Exports totaled $46.7 billion and Imports totaled $27.4 billion, a surplus of $19.3 billion.

January – November 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $74.1 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Chicago O’Hare International Airport $8,864,465,768
2Port of Houston $6,515,242,824
3Los Angeles International Airport $3,800,398,925
4Port of New Orleans $3,764,395,546
5John F. Kennedy International Airport $3,532,492,369
6Port of Newark $3,418,317,009
7Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $2,981,677,464
8Port of Charleston $2,564,715,138
9Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $2,309,706,411
10Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico $1,980,931,004

U.S. trade with The Netherlands rose to $74.1 billion through November

The Netherlands’s trade with the United States rose to $74.1 billion through the first 11 months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 10.12 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to The Netherlands increased 3.39 percent while U.S. imports from The Netherlands rose 23.84 percent. The U.S. surplus with The Netherlands was $19.3 billion.

Through November, 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 New Orleans No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 35.73 percent of The Netherlands’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 50.23 percent to $8.86 billion.
    Exports fell 5.64 percent to $2.78 billion. Imports rose 105.98 percent to $6.08 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston fell 0.05 percent to $6.52 billion.
    Exports rose 4.67 percent to $5.51 billion. Imports fell 19.86 percent to $1 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Los Angeles International Airport rose 29.09 percent to $3.8 billion.
    Exports rose 17.89 percent to $2.57 billion. Imports rose 61.17 percent to $1.23 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of New Orleans fell 2.42 percent to $3.76 billion.
    Exports fell 2.54 percent to $2.78 billion. Imports fell 2.08 percent to $982.72 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 John F. Kennedy International Airport rose 0.78 percent to $3.53 billion.
    Exports fell 0.44 percent to $2.47 billion. Imports rose 3.7 percent to $1.07 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. 12.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.81 trillion, down 1.42 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 1.32 percent to $1.51 trillion; imports dropped 1.48 percent to $2.3 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 $786.7 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $800.89 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to The Netherlands by value through November 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 35.47 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; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing; and Sutures, dental cements, etc. –– accounted for 51.85 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Oil rose 78.07 percent compared to last year to $5.37 billion.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 8.13 percent compared to last year to $3.7 billion.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 12.64 percent compared to last year to $3.11 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 28.86 percent compared to last year to $2.38 billion.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 7.75 percent compared to last year to $2 billion.

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

  • Value added to a returned import rose 82 percent compared to last year to $6.06 billion.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 50.09 percent compared to last year to $2.91 billion.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 121.6 percent compared to last year to $2.07 billion.
  • Machinery, parts for semiconductor manufacturing rose 30.86 percent compared to last year to $2.03 billion.
  • Sutures, dental cements, etc. rose 2.84 percent compared to last year to $1.14 billion.

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.