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International Trade Statistics Yearbook 2014, Volume I

Trade by Country

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The 2014 International Trade Statistics Yearbook (2014 ITSY) is the sixty-third edition of this yearbook. Its objective is to inform about the detailed merchandise and services imports and exports of individual countries (areas) by commodity and service category and by partner country (volume I), the world trade in individual commodities (3-digit SITC groups) (volume II) and total world merchandise trade - up to the year 2014.

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Netherlands

In 2014, the value of merchandise exports of the Netherlands increased slightly by 0.6 percent to reach 574.5 bln US$, while its merchandise imports increased slightly by 0.4 percent to reach 508.4 bln US$ (see graph 1, table 2 and table 3). In 2014, both merchandise exports and imports were higher than the level before the financial crisis in 2008.The merchandise trade balance recorded a surplus of 66.0 bln US$, the largest surplus the country has ever recorded (see graph 1). The largest merchandise trade balance was with MDG Developed Europe at 142.4 bln US$ (see graph 4). Merchandise exports in the Netherlands were diversified amongst partners; imports were also diversified. The top 20 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of exports and 20 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of imports (see graph 5). In 2013, the value of exports of services of the Netherlands increased substantially by 39.3 percent, reaching 185.9 bln US$, while its imports of services increased substantially by 30.9 percent and reached 157.4 bln US$ (see graph 2). There was a relatively small trade in services surplus of 28.5 bln US$.

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