Figures on the import value of Russian gas are secret from the outside world
In the Russian import figures per category of the CBS missing data on gas imports to the Netherlands. Since all Russian gas is viewed through Gazprom, reporting this data would be too much trade secrets, according to a statement from CBS. However, on the basis of the generic figures, it can be deduced roughly what amount of gas is usually sent to the Netherlands each year. In the first eleven months of 2021, the Netherlands imported 16.9 billion euros from Russia. By far the most money – together 14.8 billion euros – went to mineral fuels. The Netherlands imports 11 billion euros worth of oil from Russia to the port of Rotterdam, according to the figures. The remainder of 3.7 billion euros is therefore spent on gas and coal. The import of other products from Russia mainly concerns other raw materials, such as metals and wood. In 2020, imports from Russia were temporarily much lower due to the corona crisis.
The Netherlands annually exports 6 billion euros worth of goods to Russia
The export from the Netherlands to Russia is 6 billion significantly smaller than the import from that. The European Union has against Russia, may affect these exports. The Netherlands is one of the larger trading partners within the European Union. In 2021, just like in the six years, the Russians mainly bought medicinal and pharmaceutical products from the Netherlands. Examples of medicines, costs for animals. Also electrical appliances, truck, office supplies and machines were sold a lot to Russia. Agricultural products are barely in the top 10. The export of eggs, dairy and meat plummeted, because after 2014 Russia has import restrictions for various categories due to EU sanctions.