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Indicators of economy in the Netherlands

The essential economic performance of a country is reflected by the gross domestic product. So the total of all goods and services sold. Worldwide gross domestic product in 2019 was at about 11.429 US Dollar per capita. In contrast, the GDP in the Netherlands reached 52.331 US dollars per inhabitant, or 907.05 bn US Dollar in the whole country. The Netherlands are therefore among the largest economies in the world and are currently ranked 17. If this is calculated per inhabitant taking into account purchasing power parity, the Netherlands are placed on rank 14 in the list of the world's richest countries.

Inflation in the Netherlands was in 2019 at around 2.63%. For the the EU, the average of the same was year at 1.63%.

Compared to Germany, the prices of daily necessities are approximately 8.67% higher.
The Corruption Perceptions Index for the public sector counts 82 and is compared to other countries good.


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Unemployment rates in percent 1991 - 2020

Economic performance 2019

 Netherlands
Total
Netherlands
per capita
EU
Total
EU
per capita
GDP907.05 bn USD52,331.32 USD15,626.45 tn USD30,381.17 USD
Gross national product920.33 bn USD53,097.67 USD16,026.52 tn USD31,158.99 USD


the Netherlands ranked 9th in the Bloomberg Innovation Index in 2021. The index is calculated annually and most recently included 60 countries. The front-runner was South Korea. 26 of the 2000 largest listed companies in the world originate from the Netherlands. This is determined annually in the "Forbes Global 2000" list. The 10 largest companies in the country were in 2020:

Rank 21: Royal Dutch Shell (The Hague)
Rank 110: Unilever (Rotterdam)
Rank 194: ING Group (Amsterdam)
Rank 259: Royal Ahold Delhaize N.V. (Zaandam)
Rank 341: Heineken (Amsterdam)
Rank 361: ASML Holding (Veldhoven)
Rank 370: NN Group (The Hague)
Rank 385: Philips (Amsterdam)
Rank 439: AIRBUS (Leiden)
Rank 523: Aegon (The Hague)

Development of the Gross domestic product in billion US Dollar 1979 - 2019


Household debt and deficits 2019


 Netherlands
Total
Netherlands
per capita
EU
Total
EU
per capita
Gross debt441.83 bn USD25,491.08 USD14,618.72 tn USD28,421.93 USD
Budget deficit-15.59 bn USD-899.52 USD148.52 bn USD288.76 USD

Please note: A negative budget deficit equivalents to a surplus


Im- and Exports 2019

 Netherlands
Total
Netherlands
per capita
EU
Total
EU
per capita
Imports661.18 bn USD38,146.13 USD8,073.39 bn USD15,696.41 USD
Exports755.77 bn USD43,603.38 USD8,622.21 bn USD16,763.44 USD


Development of imports and exports in billion US dollars 1979 - 2019

Exports
Imports



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