Netherlands in the EU, european union countries list 2017, eu countries, is switzerland in the eu, Total Dutch contribution to the EU budget is € 4.343 billion while total EU spending in the Netherlands is € 2.289 billion. The Netherlands contributes therefore around € 2.1 billion net to the EU budget

The most important sectors of the Netherlands’ economy in 2016 were public administration, defence, education, human health and social work activities (21.4 %), wholesale and retail trade, transport, accommodation and food services (21.2 %) and industry (15.2 %).

Intra-EU trade accounts for 76% of the Netherlands’ exports (Germany 24%, Belgium 11% and United Kingdom 9%), while outside the EU 4% go to the United States and 2% to China.

In terms of imports, 47% come from EU Member States (Germany 15%, Belgium 8% and United Kingdom 5%), while outside the EU 14% come from China and 8% from the United States.

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