EU-Singapore - a boost for jobs and exports in the Netherlands

Businesses of all sizes in towns and cities across the Netherlands already export a wide range of goods and services to Singapore.

The EU-Singapore trade agreement will make it easier and cheaper for them to do so.


Companies and jobs

2,959 The number of Dutch companies that export to Singapore.

89% The share of Dutch companies exporting to Singapore that are small and medium-sized enterprises.

44,000 The number of persons employed by Singaporean companies in the EU.


What kind of products does the Netherlands export to Singapore?

Companies across the Netherlands export goods and services to Singapore.


Exports and Imports

The Netherlands and Singapore already have a close trading relationship. The EU-Singapore trade agreement will give it a big boost.

9th Singapore is the Netherlands's 9th biggest trade partner outside the EU.

€1.3 bn The value of the Netherlands's trade surplus with Singapore.

€5.7 bn The value of Dutch exports to Singapore.

€4.4 bn The value of Dutch imports from Singapore.


EU trade agreements benefit companies and communities

  • Products: Dun and Bradstreet, 2018. The product examples are drawn from a sample of all EU companies exporting to Singapore.
  • Companies: Statistics on international trade in goods by enterprise characteristics, Eurostat, 2015 (latest available year).
  • Jobs: European Commission, Eurostat. Figures based on latest available data (2014).