Dutch goods exports to the United Kingdom amounted to 40.5 billion euros in 2021. That is 21 percent less than in pre-Corona year 2019 when the United Kingdom was still part of the European Union. Dutch-made exports grew by 20 percent compared to 2019. Re-export and quasi-transit decreased together by almost half. At the same time, the export of services grew by 13 percent to 29 billion euros. CBS reports this on the basis of preliminary figures.
The re-export and quasi-transit flows involve goods of foreign manufacture that are transported to other countries via the Netherlands. Since the UK’s departure from the EU, there has been significantly less re-export and quasi-transit from the Netherlands to the UK.