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Map of the Netherlands

General Overview


16,847,007 (July 2011 est.)

GDP (purchasing power parity):

US $680.4 billion (2010 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP):

US $40,500 (2010 est.)

GDP (real growth rate):

1.7% (2010 est.)


  • Agroindustries
  • Metal and engineering products
  • Electrical machinery and equipment
  • Chemicals
  • Petroleum
  • Construction
  • Microelectronics
  • Fishing


US $408.4 billion (2010 est.)

Import commodities:

  • Machinery and transport equipment
  • Chemicals
  • Fuels
  • Foodstuffs
  • Clothing


US $451.3 billion (2010 est.)

Export commodities:

  • Machinery and equipment
  • Chemicals
  • Fuels
  • Foodstuffs

Alberta's exports to Netherlands:

CAN $461.5 million (2010)

Alberta's main exports to Netherlands:

  • Nickel
  • Cobalt
  • Alcohol
  • Bovine semen
  • Wheat
  • Wood pulp
  • Coal
  • Radio navigational aid apparatus
  • Fescue seeds
  • Automatic data processing machines
  • Boring or sinking machinery
  • Engine parts
  • Concrete or mortar mixers
  • Toys
  • Parts of taps, cocks, valves
  • Other machinery and parts

Canada's main exports to Netherlands:

  • Petroleum oils
  • Aluminum
  • Nickel
  • Coal
  • Rail locomotives
  • Molybdenum
  • Sawdust
  • Ferro-niobium
  • Soya beans

Information about Netherlands

CIA World Factbook
Detailed information about Netherlands's economy, political system and history.

Export statistics

Alberta's International Trade Review
An analysis of Alberta's international exports of goods and services. Published by Alberta International and Intergovernmental Relations.
Trade Data Online
Customized reports on Canada's trade with over 200 countries.

Alberta-Netherlands relations

The Netherlands and Alberta have significant bilateral investments. Dutch companies such as Anglo-Dutch Shell and Harimex have investments in the energy and agrifood industry.

World Relations

A summary of Alberta's relationship with Netherlands.

Sector opportunities for Alberta businesses interested in exporting their products

  • Information & communications technologies (ICT): Due to its significant manufacturing and services base, the Netherlands offers opportunities for Alberta companies interested in the enterprise market in areas such as wireless broadband and software for business processes or industrial controls/automation.

Services for exporters

Canada Business
Online tool for new and experienced exporters.
The Canadian Commercial Corporation
Crown corporation that promotes and facilitates international trade on behalf of Canadian industry.
Export Alert!
A resource for exporters to learn about changes in foreign export regulations.
Export resources
Resources for both new and experienced exporters.
International Trade Canada
Sector reports as well as a list of staff contacts that can assist exporters.

Services in Netherlands