The Netherlands:


a.    Total Population                              :  16,847,007 (July 2011 est.)

                                         i.    Agricultural Population         :  2%

                                        ii.    Total labour force                   :  7.785 million (2011 est.)

b.    GDP                                                    :  $849 billion

c.    GDP - real growth rate                  :  2.0%.

d.    GDP – per capita                             : $ 41,691.

e.    GDP - composition by sector:

                                         i.    Agriculture                        :  2.7%

                                        ii.    Industry                           :  24.2%

                                       iii.    Services                           :  73% (2011 est.)

f.     Investment (gross fixed)              : 19.1% of GDP (2011 est.)

g.    Unemployment rate                                   : 5.2% (2011 est.)

h.    Industries:  Industrial production growth rate:   0% (2011 est.)




a.    Total Exports:  $576.9 billion (2011 est.)

b.    Exports commodities:  Machinery and equipment, chemicals, fuels; foodstuffs

c.    Total Import:  $514.1 billion (2011 est.)

d.    Imports commodities:  Machinery And Transport Equipment, Chemicals, Fuels, Foodstuffs, Clothing


Climate, Land & Agriculture:


a.    Climate: Temperate; Marine; Cool Summers and Mild Winters

b.    Total Agricultural Land Area:  1917 (1000 Ha)

c.    Land Use:

                                         i.    Arable land:  21.96%

                                         ii.    Permanent crops: 0.77%

                                       iii.    Irrigated land: etc. : 4,600 sq km (2008)

a.    Major Agricultural commodities   : Grains, Potatoes, Sugar Beets, Fruits, Vegetables; Livestock


Major Industrial Activities:


Agro Industries, Metal and Engineering Products, Electrical Machinery and Equipment, Chemicals, Petroleum, Construction, Microelectronics, Fishing


Environmental information & data:


Environment - current issues: Water pollution in the form of heavy metals, organic compounds, and nutrients such as nitrates and phosphates; air pollution from vehicles and refining activities; acid rain

Environment - international agreements:  party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Sulfur 85, Air Pollution-Sulfur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Kyoto Protocol, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements.


Other Information:


The intelligent bag provider: INTERJUTE Company dedicated to the trade in used jute bags. Rapid growth and external developments caused a change to new bags made of jute and woven polypropylene. Later FIBC's (Giant bags) were added to the range.

INTERJUTE is one of Europe's largest providers of polypropylene-, polyethylene-, cotton-, jute- and 'mixed fibre'-bags for the packaging of flour, sugar, seeds, fertilizer, chemicals, animal feed, malt and many other products.

Import / Export: Bags are imported from several countries     (China, Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Poland) InterJute bags made of polypropylene, jute,       cotton, mixed fibres and paper. Their stock of 10 million bags.


Associate Members:


P.O. Box 93002                               
2509 AA The Hague

The Netherlands

Telephone (31) 70 34 90 750             
Telefax (31) 70 34 90 775                           
E-mail info@eurojute.com

     Internet www.trademax.nu


Pure Jute

Doctor Letteplein 3, 3731JR De Bilt

The Netherlands

Tel: 0031(0)628584339

E-mail: info@purejute.com

Website: www.purejute.com



Jute Industries and Traders:


GmbHNebig Verpakkingen B.V.                                

Willemslaan 18                                                              
1399 GK MUIDERBERG                                                    
Tel. (31) 294 26 13 65                                                    
Fax (31) 294 26 23 87                                                   
E-mail hinze@jumbotainer.de                                          
Internet www.jumbotainer.de                      


Jumbotainer Verpackungs

P.O.Box 39


Tel. (31) 22 633 29 29

Fax (31) 22 633 29 30

E-mail info@nebig.com

Internet www.nebig.com


Nebig Verpakkingen B.V.                                       
 P.O.Box 39                                              
 1715 ZG SPANBROEK                                

Tel. (31) 22 633 29 29                                                   
 Fax (31) 22 633 29 30                               
 E-mail info@nebig.com                                
 Internet www.nebig.com


Strongpack International B.V

Couperusweg 106

Tel. (31) 36 546 94 88

Fax (31) 546 98 15

E-mail strong@worldonline.nl


NNZ Industriėle Verpakkingen B.V.                      
P.O.Box 104                                                                           
9700 AC GRONINGEN                                                    
Tel. (31) 50 520 78 00                                                   
Fax (31) 50 520 78 01                                                   
E-mail info@nnz.nl                                     
Internet www.nnz.nl                                    

     Zakkencentrale B.V.

P.O. Box 386


Tel. (31) 10 437 00 55

Fax (31) 10 462 46 30

E-mail geert.deswaan@zakkencentrale.nl

Internet www.zakkencentrale.nl


     P.O. Box 2
     5460 AA VEGHEL
     Tel. (31) 413 34 37 70
     Fax (31) 413 36 34 85
     Website: www.trademax.nu


Govt. Department/Ministry dealing with jute:  


Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation

Maxime Verhagen

Deputy Prime Minister,

Minister of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation


H.E. Henk Bleker

Minister for Agriculture and Foreign Trade

Tel: +31 77 4656767


IJO and IJSG Collaboration:



  • The Agro-technology and Food Science Group, Wageningen was the PEA of the project Jute Reinforced Polyolefines for Industrial Applications: Phase II: Material Optimisation and Process Up-scaling for Commercialisation;

  • Biotechnological Application of Enzymes for making Pulp and Paper from Green Jute/Kenaf (the whole plant).  


Symposiums/Meetings/Visits/Other activities:

Mr. A.F.M. Sarwar Kamal, former Secretary General, IJSG visited CFC, Amsterdam, the Netherlands to attend the 37th Governing Council meeting of CFC in November 2005. 


Mr. A.F.M. Sarwar Kamal, former Secretary General, IJSG visited CFC, Amsterdam, the Netherlands to attend the IYNF Steering Committee meeting in January 2006. 


Dr. Latifa Binte Lutfar, Operations Officer, IJSG visited Amsterdam, the Netherlands to attend the 38th meeting of the Consultative Committee of CFC in July 2006.


The former Secretary General, Mr. Sudripta Roy, IJSG visited Amsterdam, the Netherlands to meet with Ambassador Ali Mchumo, Managing Director, CFC in February 2008.


The former Secretary General, Mr. Sudripta Roy,and Dr. Latifa Binte Lutfar, Operations Officer, visited Amsterdam, the Netherlands to attend the 42nd meeting of the Consultative Committee of CFC in July 2008. 


The former Secretary General, Mr. Sudripta Roy, IJSG visited Amsterdam, the Netherlands to attend the Consultative Committee meeting on Jute Geo-textiles in January 2009.  


Dr. Latifa Binte Lutfar, Operations Officer, IJSG visited Hague, the Netherlands to participate in the Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of CFC in December 2009.


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