Major Trade Sectors
The Netherlands has reduced its trade in foodstuffs and food products and increased trade in industrial products in recent years. Machines and equipment, manufactured goods, fuels and other refined petroleum products, chemicals, vegetables and vegetable products, other foods and natural gas are currently the main Dutch exports. Other top exports are automatic data processing, telecommunications equipment, electronic microcircuits, and meat.
Major trading partners of the Netherlands are Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Eastern Europe and the United States.