KNOWLEDGE BASE Netherlands Fact And Figures

 

Netherlands Facts & Figures

 

As a member of the European Union (EU), Dutch companies have easy access to the other member states of the EU, providing a much bigger market than just the Netherlands itself. Rotterdam is among the world's top ports in both cargo volume and container traffic, and the top port for Europe. In it's 2016 Doing Business Report, the World Bank ranks the Netherlands 1st out of 189 countries for 'trading across borders'. 

Amsterdam is a rising star among statup hubs, regularly hitting lists of top European startup cities to consider. The Startup Heatmap Europe published by the European Startup Initiative, reports a 31% increase in the Netherlands' startup population, fueled by a large startup inflow. Based on the responses of 700 startup founders, 10% reported that Amsterdam was among the top cities they would choose if they could start all over again. Amsterdam placed third behind Berlin and London. 

Each company will have its own reasons for choosing a new country for expansion. We've compiled a number of facts and figures to help you better understand the Netherlands and how it fits with your global expansion strategy. 

 

General facts about the Netherlands

 

 

Netherlands population statistics

Sources: Netherlands National Bureau of Statistics, World Factbook

 

 

World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report - Netherlands

Source: World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report

 

 

Netherlands economy and growth

Source: World Bank

 

 

World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report - stats for Netherlands

Source: World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report

 

 

World Bank Group - Doing Business Report - stats for the Netherlands

Source: World Bank Group Doing Business Report 

 

 

World Economic Forum - Global IT Report - stats for the Netherlands

Source: World Economic Forum Global Information Technology Report

 

 

Netherlands Mobile Internet stats

Sources: World Bank, StatCounter GlobalStats, Google Consumer Barometer

 

 

World Bank Group - Worldwide Governance Indicators - Netherlands

Source: World Bank Group Worldwide Governance Indicators

 

 

Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index - Netherlands

Source: Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index

 

KNOWLEDGE BASE Netherlands Fact And Figures