EU Countries Profiles » Netherlands

Country Details:

Basic Information
Capital: Amsterdam
Total Area: 41,543 sq km
Language: Dutch
Population: 17,151,228
Currency: Euro 

The Diplomatic representation in Jordan: 
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Tel: +962 6 5902200 

Economic profile
GDP: $924.4 billion
GDP – Per capita: $53,900 
Real Growth Rate: 2.9%
Inflation Rate: 2.3%
Unemployment Rate: 4.9% 

Trade Balance:
Exports: $555.6 billion
Imports: $453.8 billion
Revenues: $ 361.4 billion
Expenditures:  $352.4 billion

Natural Resources: natural gas, petroleum, peat, limestone, salt, sand and gravel, arable land

Major Exports : machinery and equipment, chemicals, fuels; foodstuffs.

Major Imports – Commodities: machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, fuels, foodstuffs, clothing

Agriculture Products: grains, potatoes, sugar beets, fruits, vegetables; livestock

Major Industries: agroindustries, metal and engineering products, electrical machinery and equipment, chemicals, petroleum, construction, microelectronics, fishing

Exports & Imports partners: Germany, Belgium, France, UK, Italy, China, US, Russia.

Labor force: 7.969 million distributed as follows:
Services: 81.6%
Industry: 17.2 %
Agriculture: 1.2 %    

External Trade Between Jordan & Netherlands - JOD

Year Exports Imports
2017 30,797,940 211,902,640
2018 29,756,100 166,865,500
2019  32,953,700 167,951,100
2020  37,221,800 123,571,100
2021 (January - February) 6,758,200 26,234,800

Source: Department of Statistics

Main Jordanian Exports to Netherlands

Mineral products
Base metals and articles of base metals.
Products of the chemical or allied industries.


Vegetable products.
Prepared foodstuffs; beverages, spirits and vinegar; tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes.
Textiles and textile articles.
Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coin.
Main Jordanian Imports from Netherlands:
Products of the chemical or allied industries


Vegetable products
Prepared foodstuffs; beverages, spirits and vinegar; tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
Machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment; parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles

Live animals; animal products
Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof


Agreements between Jordan and Netherlands: 

  • EU- Jordan Association Agreement – signed in 1997
  • Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement – signed in 1997