Record-high Dutch export of agricultural goods in 2020


The Dutch export of agricultural goods is estimated at 95.6 billion euros for 2020, which is one percent higher than in 2019, according to an annual report by Wageningen University Economic Research (WUR) in the Netherlands and Statistics Netherlands (CBS), commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. This is a new record and can be attributed to price increases; the trade volume of both import and export has decreased slightly.

Greenhouses at night
Image: ©Luca Locatelli

The estimated 95.6 billion euros export of agricultural goods consists of 68.3 billion euros of exported goods of Dutch origin and 27.3 billion euros of re-export of foreign agricultural goods. Compared to 2019, this is a reduction of 0.6 per cent of the export of goods of Dutch origin and a re-export increase of 5.1 per cent. 

Agriculture in the Netherlands and Canada compared

The Netherlands is the second biggest agricultural exporter worldwide. Canada ranks fifth. When we compare the Netherlands and Canada, there are some other remarkable similarities and differences as shown below.

Image: ©Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Canada

Contact the economic NLinCanada network

Are you interested in learning more about how the Dutch and Canadians can collaborate in the agricultural sector? Or are you interested in connecting with Dutch companies or partners from the government to enhance your business in agriculture? Please reach out to our Economic Affairs teams throughout Canada: