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, market intelligence, and assistance.
1. Food Ingredients Europe, Frankfurt, November 28-30, 2017 - FAS The Hague will facilitate introductions of Dutch and Nordic buyers to U.S. companies at the show.
2. Fruit Logistica, Berlin, February 7-9, 2018 - FAS The Hague will facilitate introductions of Dutch and Nordic buyers to U.S. companies at the show.
3. ISM, Cologne, January 28-31, 2018 - FAS The Hague will facilitate introductions of Dutch and Nordic buyers to U.S. companies at the show.

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

Upcoming Events

Natural Products Expo West
March 07, 2018 - March 11, 2018 – Anaheim
Seafood Expo Global
April 24, 2018 - April 26, 2018 – Bruxelles

Past Events

February 14, 2018 - February 17, 2018 – Berlin
Fruit Logistica
February 07, 2018 - February 09, 2018 – Berlin
Nordic Reverse Trade Mission, Denmark and Sweden
April 03, 2017 - April 07, 2017
Building a Bio-Economy, the Netherlands
March 22, 2017 - March 24, 2017

Reports for the Netherlands

The Best High-Value Products Prospects (Million USD)

Commodity/CodeImports, 2016Imports from U.S., 2016 (U.S. market share)Key Constraints to Market DevelopmentMarket Attractiveness for USA
Food Preparations 2106901,064186 (17%)Competition from the U.K., Germany and BelgiumStrong demand from food manufacturers
Almonds 080212190141 (74%)Some, albeit limited, competition from Spain and AustraliaStrong demand from food manufacturers, confectionary and snack industry. Benefit from healthy image almonds have among consumers
Pistachios 0802519377 (83%)Some competition from IranStrong demand from food manufacturers, confectionary and snack industry
Sweet potatoes 0714207149 (69%)Unfamiliarity on how to prepare and when to use sweet potatoes. Competition from Honduras, China and Egypt. Ban on use of Thiabendazole.Restaurants are increasingly serving sweet potatoes. Demand for variety and quality products.
Foliage branches 06042021075 (36%)Competition from Costa Rica, Guatemala and MexicoThe Netherlands is the trading hub for flowers and plant products.
Orange juice 20091950235 (7%)Competition from Brazil and South Africa.Growing demand for juice for fresh consumption, mixing and by food companies.
Enzymes 350790               364             27 (7%)             Competition from Denmark, Finland, Germany, Belgium and Japan             Demand for specialty craft beers from microbreweries          
Fruit and edible plant parts 20089922825 (11%)Competition from CanadaGrowing demand from food manufacturers to use sweet potato parts as an ingredient.