Foreign investments in the Netherlands in 2018: 2.85 billion euros

A total of 372 foreign companies contributed 2.85 billion euros to the Dutch economy in 2018, according to the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA). A substantial part of these investments came from UK-based companies, partly due to Brexit. "In 2018, the Invest in Holland network brought 42 companies to the Netherlands as a result of Brexit, accounting for 1,923 jobs and some 291 million euros in investments", the NFIA's press release states.

Foreign investments in the Netherlands amount to 2.85 billion euros in 2018, generating nearly 10,000 additional jobs

Foreign investments in the Netherlands amount to 2.85 billion euros in 2018, generating nearly 10,000 additional jobs

The Netherlands: a stable economic hub

Minister Wiebes of Economic Affairs & Climate Policy reflects on these results: "These results once again confirm that foreign companies are important to our globally operating country. Due to the growing international uncertainty surrounding Brexit and changing global trade policies, the importance of a good Dutch business climate for all of us is continually increasing."

Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Sigrid Kaag, added: “Our companies are innovative, flexible and adapt to this changing market. Furthermore, the Netherlands’ position as a stable economic hub is also attractive to foreign companies. This position will only be further strengthened. It is positive that this is reflected in the approximately 10,000 newly-created jobs in 2018.”

More on these results and on how the Netherlands can work for your business, please visit the Invest in Holland website.

Thinking of opening an office in the Netherlands? Contact the NFIA in London.

Since the establishment of the Invest in Holland network in 2015, the NFIA and its regional partners have attracted 1,402 companies to the Netherlands. This has resulted in a total direct inward investment of 8.1 billion euros and the creation of more than 43,000 jobs in the Netherlands.

UK-based businesses can get access to the Invest in Holland network via the NFIA office in London, which is based in the same building as the Dutch Embassy.