The transport and logistics sector in the Netherlands plays an important role within the Dutch economy.
Over 23.5% of all employees work in the trade and transport sector. Every year this sector exports over €35 billion of services and knowledge. The transport sector as a whole has been profi ting from the economic upswing over the last years. This is reflected in increasing occupier demand for logistics properties over the past years, as well as growing investor interest.
The logistics sector is closely linked to the economic environment. Economic growth in the Netherlands and surrounding countries has resulted in increased consumer spending and growing international trade. The transport and logistics sector in the Netherlands concluded an excellent 2016 and start to 2017. Business sentiment among entrepreneurs remains very positive. The satisfaction figures of the sentiment of turnover and profit have never been so positively rated and 75% of entrepreneurs in the logistics industry are positive about the future.
Demand for logistics services have also increased due to the ongoing strong growth of e-commerce. As more and more consumers order their goods online, producers, retailers and logistics service providers have to accommodate this growing demand.
Source : Savills