Nominal GDP for The Netherlands was €860.7bn in 2021, down from €800.1n in 2020. The Dutch population was estimated at 17.5m in 2021 according to the IMF, while Germany is The Netherlands’ biggest trading partner.

Variables Surveyed for The Netherlands

Variables covered in our monthly analysis of The Netherlands include:

  • Gross Domestic Product
  • Private Consumption
  • Gross fixed Investment
  • Manufacturing Production
  • Consumer Prices
  • Hourly Wages
  • Current Account
  • General Government Budget Balance
  • Interest Rates
  • Euro Currency Forecasts

Consensus Forecasts for The Netherlands

Individual panellist forecasts are shown for each of the variables surveyed, along with the consensus (mean) forecast. The rows of forecasts are ranked by the GDP growth estimate for the current year, highest to lowest. In the hard copy and pdf version of the publication, we also show selected “comparison forecasters”  including the IMF, OECD, and European Commission. The table below shows a small example set of forecasts for GDP growth and Consumer Prices (CPI), taken from our survey of September 2022.

Source: Conensus Forecasts – G-7 and Western Europe, September 2022

Special Surveys

In addition to the regular surveys for the variables listed above we also undertake a number of Special Surveys for The Netherlands on topics such as:

Main Data Sources for The Netherlands

  • Statistics Netherlands: Statistics Netherlands, founded in 1899, is a Dutch governmental institution that gathers statistical information about the Netherlands.
  • De Nederlandsche Bank: De Nederlandsche Bank NV is the central bank of the Netherlands. It is part of the European System of Central Banks.

Comprehensive Forecasts Coverage

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