The Netherlands

  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


In 1863 the area of the Netherlands was 10,905 sq. miles and the population (census 1861) 3,372,652. Agriculture supported 37% of the population, industry (of which can-sugar refinery was the most modernized part) 30%, transport and trade 12%. Partly as a consequence of the constitutional reform of 1848, conditions for the growth of a modern state and mature economy were fulfilled or on their way to realization. Education was, according to The Stateman’s Year-Book, 1864, ‘well conducted and very generally diffused’. The budget for 1863 envisaged revenue of 98·79m. guilders and expenditure of 98·19m. guilders. The total value of imports was 399·67m. guilders, exports 356·05m. guilders; 98m. of the imports came from Britain, 86m. from Prussia, 78m. from Java; 124m. of the exports went to Prussia, 78m. to Britain and 33m. to Java.

Koninkrijk der Nederlanden


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Books of Reference

  1. The Bureau was founded in 1899. Prior to that year, statistical publications were compiled by the ‘Centrale Commissie voor de Statistiek’, the ‘Vereniging voor Staathuishoudkunde en Statistiek’ and various government departments. These activities have gradually been taken over and coordinated by the Central Bureau, which now compiles practically all government statistics.Google Scholar
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  1. Central Economic Plan. Centraal Plan bureau, The Hague (Dutch and English text), annually, from 1946Google Scholar
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1963

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Steinberg
    • 1
  1. 1.The Royal Historical SocietyUK

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