Investments by enterprises in industry; expectations and motives

Table description


This table covers the investment expectations and motives of enterprises in the Dutch manufacturing industry. Every spring and autumn, Statistics Netherlands asks enterprises in this sector about their investment expectations for the current and/or subsequent calendar year. This table is compiled with cofinancing of the European Commission.
The investment motives for the current and subsequent calendar year are only asked in the annual autumn survey.

Data available from: 2010
The data collected for publication in May 2020 is partial (approximately three quarters) from before March 12.
March 12 is the turning point for the measures for the COVID-19 pandemic.
In view of the impact of this, the data from before 12 March have been corrected, based on additional requests and the response after 12 March.

Status of the figures:
All figures in this table are definite.

Changes as of 11 mei 2021:
The results of the spring survey of 2021 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
The results of the spring survey for year T are published by the end of April of year T; the results of the autumn survey of year T at the end of November of year T.

Description topics

Investment; expected growth
Investment forecasts are based on the amount companies expect to spend on tangible fixed assets. Investment is valued at purchasing value.

Expected investment growth is expressed as the percentage year-on-year change.
Autumn survey T-1
The figures are based on the autumn survey in the selected year -1.
Spring survey T
The figures are based on the spring survey in the selected year.
Autumn survey T
The figures are based on the autumn survey in the selected year.
Investment; motives
The reasons underlying companies' expectations with respect to investment in tangible fixed assets. The distribution of investment motives is valued at purchasing value.

Percentage of investment motive in the total investment value.
Replacement
Expected investment with motive replacement. E.g. replacement of obsolete tangible fixed assets.
Autumn survey T-1
The figures are based on the autumn survey in the selected year -1.
Autumn survey T
The figures are based on the autumn survey in the selected year.
Expansion
Expected investment with motive expansion. E.g. increase in production capacity.
Autumn survey T-1
The figures are based on the autumn survey in the selected year -1.
Autumn survey T
The figures are based on the autumn survey in the selected year.
Efficiency improvement
Expected investment with motive efficiency improvement. E.g. automation, mechanisation, introduction of new production methods.
Autumn survey T-1
The figures are based on the autumn survey in the selected year -1.
Autumn survey T
The figures are based on the autumn survey in the selected year.
Other investment motives
Expected investment with other motives than those previously mentioned. E.g. environment, increasing safety, tax purposes.
Autumn survey T-1
The figures are based on the autumn survey in the selected year -1.
Autumn survey T
The figures are based on the autumn survey in the selected year.