The Netherlands is one of the world’s largest exporters of vegetable seeds. Dutch seed companies deliver high tech solutions that result in better harvests. In 2019, the total export value of vegetable seeds from the Netherlands amounted to EUR 1.6 billion.
Spain is the largest importer of Dutch vegetable seed. Most vegetable seeds are however exported to countries outside the European Union. This is exemplified by Mexico, which was in 2019 the second largest importer of Dutch vegetable seeds. The Mexican horticultural industry is currently growing very rapidly. In 2019, altogether 57% of the export of vegetable seeds from the Netherlands was shipped to markets outside the European Union.