This Survey is published on the responsibility of the Economic and Development Review Committee of the OECD, which is charged with the examination of the economic situation of member countries.

The economic situation and policies of The Netherlands were reviewed by the Committee on 23 May 2018. The draft report was then revised in the light of the discussions and given final approval as the agreed report of the whole Committee on 6 June 2018.

The Secretariat’s draft report was prepared for the Committee by Rafal Kierzenkowski, Annabelle Mourougane and Mark Baker under the supervision of Pierre Beynet. Statistical research assistance was provided by Gabor Fulop and editorial assistance by Claude-Annie Manga-Collard. The Survey also benefitted from contributions by Andrew Auerbach, Boele Bonthuis, Balázs Égert, Lindy Gielens and Marius Luske.

The previous Survey of The Netherlands was issued in March 2016.

Information about the latest as well as previous Surveys and more information about how Surveys are prepared is available at

Basic statistics of the Netherlands, 2017
(Numbers in parentheses refer to the OECD average)*.

Note: * Where the OECD aggregate is not provided in the source database, a simple OECD average of latest available data is calculated where data exist for at least 29 member countries.

Source: Calculations based on data extracted from the databases of the following organisations: OECD, International Energy Agency, World Bank, International Monetary Fund and Inter-Parliamentary Union.

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