Research and Markets: The Netherlands Defense Industry - Market Opportunities and Entry Strategies, Analyses and Forecasts to 2017

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of iCD Research's new report "The Netherlands Defense Industry - Market Opportunities and Entry Strategies, Analyses and Forecasts to 2017" to their offering.

The defense budget of the Netherlands, which was estimated at US$10.09 billion in 2012, recorded a CAGR of -4.19% during the review period (2008-2012). During the forecast period (2013-2017), the defense budget is expected to decrease at a CAGR of -0.08%, to reach US$9.87 billion by 2017. The predicted fall compared to the review period level in the defense budget is largely due to the high fiscal debt of the country and subsequent cuts to government spending.

The Netherlands government has been criticized for giving inadequate support to its domestic defense industry over the review period, especially during times of economic crisis. Instead, the government reduced its defense budget, forcing the industry to rely on export orders for revenue.

In addition, the government does not offer financial resources such as working capital funds to the industry in order to cater to export orders, which has forced many domestic firms to close.

The Netherlands has been constantly cutting down on its defense budget expenditure and this trend is expected to continue over the forecast period. This poses a major challenge for the Ministry of Defense, which plans to modernize its defense capabilities by not only upgrading the existing defense technologies, but also procuring advanced aircrafts, missiles and submarines. The trend shows a decrease in imports over the period 2007–2011, due to the budget cuts, thus contradicting the MoD’s plans of procuring and modernizing the Netherlands defense capabilities. This poses a key challenge for the MoD, forcing them to meet existing demands within the constantly shrinking budget resources.

Product Synopsis

This report is the result of ICD Research/Strategic Defence Intelligence's extensive market and company research covering the Netherlands defense industry. It provides detailed analysis of both historic and forecast defense industry values including key growth stimulators, analysis of the leading companies in the industry, and key news.

Key Topics Covered

1 Introduction

1.1 What is this Report About?

1.2 Definitions

1.3 Summary Methodology

1.4 SDI Terrorism Index

1.5 About Strategic Defence Intelligence

2 Executive Summary

3 Market Attractiveness and Emerging Opportunities

3.1 Defense Market Size Historical and Forecast

3.2 Analysis of Defense Budget Allocation

3.3 Homeland Security Market Size and Forecast

3.4 Benchmarking with Key Global Markets

3.5 Market Opportunities: Key Trends and Growth Stimulators

4 Defense Procurement Market Dynamics

4.1 Import Market Dynamics

4.2 Export Market Dynamics

5 Industry Dynamics

5.1 Five Forces Analysis

5.1.1 Bargaining power of supplier: medium to low

5.1.2 Bargaining power of buyer: high

5.1.3 Barrier to entry: medium

5.1.4 Intensity of rivalry: high

5.1.5 Threat of substitution: low to high

6 Market Entry Strategy

6.1 Market Regulation

6.2 Market Entry Route

6.3 Key Challenges

7 Competitive Landscape and Strategic Insights

7.1 Competitive Landscape Overview

7.2 Key Public-Sectors Companies

8 Business Environment and Country Risk

8.1 Demographics and Social Statistics

8.2 Economic Performance

8.3 Energy and Utilities

8.4 Labour

8.5 Minerals

8.6 Social and Political Risk

8.7 Technology

9 Appendix

Companies Mentioned

- Fokker Technologies

- Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding

- TNO Defense

- Thales Nederland

- Fokker Aero structures

- Imtech Marine and Offshore

- Lockheed Martin


- Neways Electronics


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