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Country At A Glance

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Country Facts

Nominal GDP753.07 Billion USD
Population16.90 Million
Total Trade/GDP154.35%
CurrencyEuro (EUR)
Merchandise Imports from Canada3,555.60 Million CAD
Canadian direct investment89,060 Million CAD
Main importsMachinery & Equipment, Mineral Fuels, Chemicals, Food, Beverage & Tobacco

EDC in Netherlands

Canadian companies assisted296
International buyers insured384
Business volume789.56 Million CAD

Business Environment

The Netherlands is a wealthy OECD country with a strong commercial relationship with Canada. The country enjoys a stable, healthy, modern economy with a strong political system. As most modern economies, trade is of high importance to Netherlands market and the potential for Canadian companies is high. We see excellent business and investment potential across a wide range of sectors in the market.

Key Industries

  • Agriculture
  • Machinery - Packaging, Industrial & Analytical Instruments
  • Oil and Gas
  • Plastics and Chemicals
  • Transportation Services

How we can support your business

Through our representation in Dusseldorf, Germany, we provide regional support to Canadian companies planning on or currently doing business in the Netherlands. Our market experts have developed strategic relationships with major buyers in several sectors as well as a network of local contacts in the market.

  • We are positioned to help Canadian companies through a range of financing and risk management services.
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