Quantity of Chinese companies in the Netherlands doubled

Chinese companies in the Netherlands

According to the Netherlands Bureau of Statistics, the quantity of Chinese companies in the Netherlands has almost doubled, from 245 end 2012 to 470 end of 2018. The contribution of Chinese companies to the Netherlands economy is this period almost quadrupled to 1 billion euro.

This relates to companies in the Netherlands of which the majority of the shares in in Chinese hands. The added value of these companies has increase from 290 million euro in 2012 to 1.079 million in 2017. The amount of employees at companies in Chinese hands increased equally, from 3 thousand to 11 thousand. The amounts spend on research and development grew consistently: from 9 million (20212) to 31 million euro (2017). Since 2015, the contribution of Chinese companies to the Netherlands economy has grown much stronger than the quantity of Chinese companies, due to several very large acquisitions.

Development of Chinese companies

Development of Chinese companies

4 out of 10 Chinese companies active in trade

Out of the 470 Chinese companies in the Netherlands 195 are trading companies. These concerns mainly non-food (70), ICT-equipment (35), and industrial machinery (25). Including retail and trading mediation, there are 245 trading companies with Chinese ownership, with a joint added value of 296 million euro in 2017 (average 1,2 million euro per company).

Highest added value in production

In production sixty Chinese companies are active, and the added value of these comapanies in 2017 is with 374 million euro higher than in trade, especially per company (average 6,2 million euro). The amount of employees is with approximately 3 thousand equal with trade. Compared to 2012 the amount of production companies has doubled, and the amount of trading companies has increased with 58 percent. A strong growth was seen in specialistic professional services van 25 to 70 companies. The added value of these companies increased from 3 to 22 million euro.

Chinese companies in The Netherlands per industry

Chinese companies in The Netherlands per industry

Chinese company in total of non-EU companies in Netherlands

Chinese company in total of non-EU companies in Netherlands

Sources

StatLine – Buitenlandse zeggenschap bedrijven in Nederland; kerncijfers, bedrijfstak (https://opendata.cbs.nl/statline/#/CBS/nl/dataset/81358ned/table?dl=281AA)

Relevant links

Dossier – Globalisering (https://www.cbs.nl/nl-nl/dossier/dossier-globalisering) ›