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Netherlands

Official Title:
Kingdom of the Netherlands


General Information

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Netherlands
Year Exports Imports
2014 $3,844,622,008 $3,685,184,615
2015 $3,557,900,054 $3,434,489,251
2016 $2,843,145,824 $3,674,402,534
2017 $3,142,406,859 $4,006,151,248
2018 $4,748,984,995 $4,486,371,995
Product trade (2018)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Netherlands
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $54,175,598 $73,500,207
02 Veg. Prod. $153,298,696 $115,654,241
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $3,454,173 $14,653,704
04 Food Prod. $106,457,744 $259,971,638
05 Mineral Prod. $1,991,134,098 $1,867,910,344
06 Chemical Prod. $331,050,274 $420,386,335
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $47,151,806 $126,964,460
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $7,167,086 $1,559,309
09 Wood Prod. $37,317,390 $12,076,484
10 Paper Prod. $108,294,515 $22,224,879
11 Textiles Prod. $138,285,589 $48,699,349
12 Dress Access. $8,413,514 $7,383,190
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $8,122,295 $25,321,042
14 Precious Metals/stones $2,338,558 $733,353
15 Base Metal Prod. $928,640,481 $292,465,596
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $479,880,552 $770,634,816
17 Vehicles and Equip. $93,898,056 $245,945,796
18 Specialized Inst. $199,593,240 $119,452,140
19 Arms & Ammunition $7,616,319 $256,228
20 Misc. Articles $14,994,875 $44,366,876
21 Antiques $4,447,959 $1,063,390

Capital: Amsterdam
Population (million): 17.19
Total Area: 41,526km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.68 EURO (EUR) (2018 - Annual average)
National Holiday: April 27, King’s day
Language(s): Dutch, Frisian


Political Information

Type of State:
Constitutional monarchy

Type of Government:
Type of Government Parliamentary democracy. Bicameral parliament called the States General (Parliament) with a 75-seat First Chamber (Senate) and a 150-seat Second Chamber (House of Representatives). Prime Minister appointed by the monarch. Council of Ministers appointed by the monarch on advice from the Prime Minister. Administrative divisions: 12 provinces. Governing coalition: People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), Democrats ’66 (D66), the ChristianDemocratic Appeal (CDA) and the Christian Union (CU).

Head of State:
H.M. King Willem-Alexander (Accession 2013)

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Mark Rutte

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Stef Blok (VVD)
Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation: Sigrid Kaag (D66)
Economic Affairs: Eric Wiebes (VVD)

Main Political Parties:
People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (Liberal) (VVD); Labour Party (PvdA); Socialist Party (SP); Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA); Party for Freedom (PVV);Democrats 66 (D66); Christian Union (CU); Green Left (GL); Forum for Democracy (FvD) Second Chamber of the States General: VVD (33), PVV (20), CDA (19), D66 (19), GL (14), SP (14), PvdA (9), CU (5), Other (17) First Chamber of the States General (Senate): VVD (12), FvD (11), CDA (9), GL (8), D66 (7), PvdA (6), PVV (5), CU (4), SP (4), Other (9)

Elections:
Last: March 2017. Next: No later than March 17, 2021.


Economic Information (2018)

Comparative figures
Type Netherlands Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 1,185.58 2,222.58
GDP per capita: ($) 68,969.32 60,078.85
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.54 1.83
Inflation: (%) 1.6 2.24
Unemployment: (%) 3.84 5.82

Product Trade and investment (2018)

Canadian exports to country: $4,748,984,995
Canadian imports from country: $4,486,371,995
FDI in Canada: $106,706 million
CDI in Netherlands: $36,475 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Henk van der Zwan

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Sabine Nölke


January 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-02-16