Factory gate prices in Dutch manufacturing were 4 percent lower in November 2009 than one year previously.
Prices of existing owner-occupied houses sold in November were on average 4.7 percent down on November 2008. The price drop is less substantial than in October, when houses were 5.2 percent cheaper than one year previously.
Houses prices (excl. new construction) were 20 thousand euro lower on average in October 2009 than twelve months previously. This substantial drop was the result of lower prices for the houses themselves; added to this, however, relatively fewer expensive houses were sold.
In the third quarter of 2009, fees charged by estate agents and surveyors were more than 2 percent down on one year previously. This is due to declining sales of residential property, fewer assignments on the property market and fierce competition.
Inflation in the Netherlands was 1.0 percent in November 2009, an increase by 0.3 percentage points relative to October.
In the third quarter of 2009, international road haulage rates were more than 4 percent down on last year’s third quarter. International courier services were 3.5 percent cheaper.
Prices of Dutch existing owner-occupied houses sold in October 2009 were on average 5.2 percent down on October 2008.
Inflation was 0.7 percent in October 2009. In September, consumer prices were 0.4 percent higher than one year previously.
Factory gate prices in Dutch manufacturing were 12.5 percent lower in September 2009 than in September 2008.
Prices of Dutch houses (excl. new construction) sold in September 2009 were on average 5.3 percent lower than in September 2008.
Bread is one of our basic food products. The Dutch spend nearly 4 times as much on bread as on potatoes, rice and pasta together.
The inflation rate in the Netherlands rose marginally in September 2009 to 0.4 percent, i.e. 0.1 percentage points higher than last month and 0.2 percentage points higher than in July.
Factory gate prices in Dutch manufacturing industry were 12.5 percent lower in August 2009 than in August 2008. The price drop was less substantial than in July, when prices of manufactured products were 15 percent lower than one year previously.
The decrease in house prices continued unabated in August 2009, as prices of existing houses sold in that month were 5.6 percent lower on average than twelve months previously.
Dutch inflation was 0.3 percent in August 2009, i.e. 0.1 percentage points higher than in July, when the lowest level since 1987 was reached.
Factory gate prices in Dutch manufacturing industry were 15 percent lower in July than in July 2008. In June, manufactured products were 14 percent cheaper than one year previously
Rents of residential property were raised by 2.8 percent on 1 July 2009, the most substantial increase since July 2004. The harmonisation accounts for 0.4 percentage points of the rent increase.
Prices of existing houses sold in July 2009 were on average 4.4 percent lower than twelve months previously. For the sixth month in a row, prices of residential property were lower than one year previously.
As from July, the average Dutch household pays 25 euro less on gas and electricity each month than in the first six months of 2009, mainly as a result of the lower gas price. The monthly energy bill is now down to 139 euro.
The Dutch inflation rate was 0.2 percent in July 2009, the lowest since December 1987. In June, inflation was still 1.4 percent.
Prices of entrance fees for zoos, amusement parks, theatres and museums have been raised considerably over the past eighteen months. Entrance fees of museums and zoos were raised by no less than 10 percent.
Dutch manufactured products were nearly 14 percent cheaper in June 2009 than in June 2008. The price drop was virtually the same as in May. In June, factory gate prices were over 1 percent up on May 2009.
Prices of existing houses sold in June 2009 were on average 3.7 percent lower than twelve months previously. For the fifth month in a row, prices of residential property were lower than one year previously.
The Dutch inflation rate was 1.4 percent in June 2009, i.e. 0.2 percentage points lower than in May. The eurozone inflation rate dropped by 0.1 percentage points to -0.1 percent.
Pet owners have faced substantial increases in the costs of their animals in recent years. Since 2006 prices of pets and pet-related products and services have risen by more than inflation
The Dutch inflation rate in May 2009 was 1.6 percent.
Prices in Dutch sea shipping were 15.5 percent lower in the first quarter of this year compared with the previous quarter. Shipping companies have substantially reduced rates for container transport in particular.
The inflation rate in April 2009 was 1.8 percent. This is 0.2 percent point lower than in March.
Consumer goods and services cost on average 30 percent more in 2008 than in 1996. Not all goods cost more than twelve years ago, however.
In the first quarter of 2009, lease car prices were 4.3 percent higher than one year previously. This is mainly due to a steep drop in prices for second-hand cars.
Since the summer of 2007, prices of used cars have fallen continuously.
Dutch inflation stood at 2.0 percent in March 2009, the same as in February.
The Dutch spend 11 times as much on cars as they do on public transport, but public transport rates rise faster. In January 2009, public transport prices increased by 3.5 percent, the largest price increase since January 2004.
In the fourth quarter of 2008, fees of estate agents and surveyors were 1.1 percent down on one year previously.
Inflation in the Netherlands was 2.0 percent in February, i.e. 0.1 percentage points up on January.
Dutch container shipping to and from the Netherlands cost nearly 4 percent less in the fourth quarter of 2008 than in the previous quarter. The main reasons for this were decreasing demand, excess capacity and lower fuel prices.
Early 2009, the energy bill for households is considerably higher than one year previously. On the basis of the rates of January 2009, a household with an average gas and electricity consumption will annually spend 1,964 euro on energy, 239 euro more than in January 2008.
Inflation in the Netherlands was 1.9 percent in January, the same as in December 2008.
The average price increase of manufactured products was 7.2 percent last year relative to 2007. This is the most substantial price increase in the span of 8 years.
In the third quarter of 2008, prices of commercial services were 2.7 percent up on one year previously, the largest price increase in two years.
The inflation rate in the Netherlands averaged 1.9 percent in December, i.e. 0.4 percentage points down on November. For the fourth month running, the rate was lower than in the preceding month.