The Netherlands

Dutch agriculture is highly intensive and export focused. Total agricultural exports for 2015 are estimated at $78.3 billion making the Netherlands the second largest exporter of food and agriculture. The temperate climate, fertile soils, and educated labor force make the Netherlands a highly productive agricultural producer; however, the large and sophisticated food processing industry accounts for a significant portion of exports. The Netherlands is a small country geographically, but with the Port of Rotterdam and the confluence of four major rivers, the EU traders and importers are here.

Trade Show Matchmaking
Each year, FAS The Hague participates in several European trade shows that we think will provide the best exposure and marketing opportunities to U.S. companies and producers in Europe for access to the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Iceland. We are planning on attending one or more of the following trade shows where we will provide matchmaking services with Dutch and Nordic buyers, market intelligence, and assistance.

Trade Shows:

Horecava, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Dutch HRI show
January 7 – 10, 2019
horecava.nl

International Confectionary Fair (ISM), Cologne, Germany
European confectionary show
January 27 – 30, 2019
ism-cologne.com

Fruit logistica, Berlin, Germany
European fruit, vegetable and nuts show
*USDA Endorsed*
February 6 – 8, 2019
fruitlogistica.com

BioFach, Nuremberg, Germany
European organic show
February 13 – 16, 2019
biofach.de

ProWein, Dusseldorf, Germany
Europe’s largest wine trade show in 2017
March 17 – 19, 2019
prowein.com

Seafood Expo Global (SEG), Brussels, Belgium
The world largest seafood event
May 7 - 9, 2019
seafoodexpo.com

PLMA, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
World’s largest private label show
May 21 – 22, 2019
plmainternational.com

Folie Culinaire, Maastricht, the Netherlands
Dutch high-end HRI show
October 8 – 10, 2018
folieculinaire.com

U.S. Embassy, The Hague
Covers the Netherlands and Nordic countries - Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
31-70-310-2299

Upcoming Events

U.S. Soybean Regional Trade Exchange
November 29, 2018 - November 30, 2018
Fruit Logistica 2019
February 06, 2019 - February 08, 2019 – Berlin
BIOFACH 2019
February 13, 2019 - February 16, 2019 – Nuremberg
Seafood Expo Global
May 07, 2019 - May 09, 2019 – Bruxelles
ANUGA 2019
October 05, 2019 - October 09, 2019 – Cologne

Past Events

Natural Products Scandinavia, Malmö, Sweden
November 14, 2018 - November 15, 2018 – Malmö
SIAL
October 21, 2018 - October 25, 2018 – Paris
COTTON USA INNOVATES AT PREMIÈRE VISION
September 19, 2018 - September 21, 2018 – Paris
SUSTA Webinar
September 05, 2018 – Wassenaar

Reports for the Netherlands

The Best High-Value Products Prospects (Million USD)

Commodity/Code Imports, 2017, million USD Imports from U.S.,2017,  million USD (U.S. market share) Key Constraints to Market Development Market Attractiveness for USA

Tomato Paste HS200290

116 26 (23%) Competition from Italy, Spain and Portugal Strong demand from food manufacturers
Dried Prunes HS081320 17 6 (35%) A dried prune is a more expensive snack than sweets or a savory snack.  U.S. dried prunes face competition from Argentina and Chile Dried prunes benefit from a healthy image.  They are also a healthy snack replacement for sweets.  Growing demand from food manufacturers and snack industry

Chickpeas HS071320

16 0,08 (0.5%) The older and more traditional consumer is unfamiliar with hummus or when to use chickpeas The younger and more traveled consumers simply love hummus and use chickpeas in soups, salads, and meals

Food Preparations HS210690

1,494 209 (14%) Competition from producers based in the EU Food companies are looking for unique, new and innovative food preparations

Orange Juice HS200919

522 8 (2%) Brazil dominates the Dutch market.  There is additional competition from South Africa and Argentina Growing demand for natural flavors and as an ingredient in smoothies

Edible Fats & Oils HS151790

190 81 (43%) The United States dominates the Dutch market.  There is competition from Belgium, Germany and Switzerland

Food companies are looking for unique, new and innovative edible fats & oils products

Mixtures Odoriferous substances

HS330210

 

 

 

 

 

398

 

 

 

 

 

 

76 (19%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Competition from Ireland, Germany, France, the U.K. and Belgium

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food companies are looking for flavoring powders, syrups and concentrates

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peptones & Derivatives HS350400

221 66 (30%) Competition from Belgium, France, Germany, New Zealand, Hungary and China Food companies are looking for savory flavors