Investments fixed assets companies, SIC'93 2000-2008

Table description

This table shows data of realised investments in tangible fixed assets by
companies. A distinction is made between investments acquired in ownership
(including financial lease) and investments on the basis of operational
lease or hire. Further distinctions are made by type of asset, and between
new and used assets. The table also shows data of disinvestments.

The data are broken down by activity according to the Standard Industrial
Classification (SIC) of Statistics Netherlands.

Data available from: 2000.

Status of the figures:
All data are definite.

Changes as of 4 November 2010:
All data are definite.

When will new figures be published?
This table has been stopped because of the switch to the Standard Industrial Classification 2008.

Description topics

Investments in ownership
Acquisition in ownership of new and used tangible fixed assets which:
- become operational in the year under review
- are used for longer than one year
- are acquired through purchase, hire purchase, financial lease or are
self-manufactured, (excluding operational lease)
Type of fixed assets
Land and grounds
Land and grounds including purchases of land for clay and land
reclamation, excluding ground consolidation which is included under civil
engineering. Expenditure on land and grounds which are an inseparable
part of acquired business premises are accounted for in "business
Business premises
Buildings which are primarily used for business purposes or for provision
of services, excluding dwellings and military buildings. Also includes
installations for general provisions installed in the business premises,
e.g. gas, light, water, heating, air conditioning and elevators.
Earth moving and civil engineering works
Earth moving and civil engineering works, including permanent provisions
necessary for these works to function, e.g. crash barriers, machinery for
opening and closing bridges and locks, public lighting and overhead
railway wires. Includes expenditures on ground consolidation (draining,
levelling, etc.) and site preparation for construction.
Examples are: roads, car parks, supply grids for gas and water, electric
mains, pipelines for transport of oils, chemicals and other fluid and
gaseous substances.
Means of transport
All means for the transportation of passengers and goods by road, rail,
water or air. Motor vehicles which use public roads only incidentally,
such as agricultural tractors, do not belong to this category.
Computers and peripheral equipment
Electronic devices for data processing programmable by the user,
including peripheral equipment, excluding software. Software is included
under intangible assets.
No separate data are available for 2000 for the sector "Preparation for
recycling" (SIC'93 code 37). These are included in the category machinery
and installations in that year.
Machinery and installations
Examples are hydraulic and pneumatic installations, technical equipment,
filter and purification equipment, welding and cutting machinery,
communication equipment, measuring and regulating equipment.
For 2000 this category also contains data on computers for the sector
"Preparation for recycling" (SIC'93 code 37). From 2001 onwards, these
data are included in the category computers and peripheral equipment.
Other tangible fixed assets
Tangible fixed assets not mentioned above.
Examples: office and other (business) furniture and shelving; silos,
gasholders and storage tanks; containers; (industrial) clothing;
carpeting and curtains; mechanical and non-mechanical hand tools, etc.
New / used tangible fixed assets
New tangible fixed assets
All purchases of new tangible fixed assets which become operational in
the year concerned and which are used for longer than one year.
Used tangible fixed assets
All purchases of used tangible fixed assets which become operational in
the year concerned and which are used for longer than one year.
Financial lease
The part of the investments acquired in ownership which are acquired by
financial lease.
Financial lease (and hire purchase) is a binding contract for the
financing of tangible fixed assets. The term of the contract is usually
as long as the economic working life of the asset.
During this period the purchase value of the asset, increased by costs,
is paid in instalments. The leasing party is the economic owner of the
leased product.
Operational lease
This item concerns all tangible fixed assets acquired by operational
lease. Operational lease (and hire) is a terminable contract for the
right of use of the tangible fixed asset for a certain period of time in
return for periodic payments. The economic ownership stays with the
leasing party.
Proceeds from sale of fixed assets
Proceeds from sold tangible fixed assets equal the realised sales price
minus conveyance costs where applicable.