Investments in tangible fixed assets; business sector


This table contains figures relating to the investments in tangible fixed assets. The investments have been made by non-financial companies. A distinction is made between different types of fixed assets and between new or second-hand assets. The table also contains information about the disposal of tangible fixed assets.

It distinguishes between seven types of tangible fixed assets:

1. Land;
2. Corporate buildings;
3. Network / Infrastructure;
4. Means of transport;
5. Computers, hardware and peripheral equipment;
6. Machinery and installations;
7. Other tangible fixed assets.

The following are disregarded:
- Investment in stock;
- Investment in foreign locations;
- The value of enterprises that have been acquired whose operational activities are barely affected.

The figures can be broken down into the companies’ activities, according to the Standard Industrial Classification 2008 (SIC 2008).

Data available from: 2009

Status of the figures:
The figures up to and including 2018 are final.

Changes as of 15 May 2020:
The final figures of 2018 are added.

Changes as of 29 March 2019:
The figures for the "Investments, Tangible fixed assets" of the sector "Information services" (SIC code 63 and aggregations thereof) for the reporting year 2016 have been adjusted because after investigation it appeared that there was a significant error in the declaration from a reporter. As a result, total investments fall from € 49.0 billion to € 47.2 billion.
In addition, a number of minor adjustments have been made, based on progressive insight.

When will new figures be published?
Roughly a year after the end of the reporting year, the provisional investment figures will be published for the Total Investments in Tangible Fixed Assets for the mineral extraction, industry, energy provision, waterworks and waste management and construction business sectors.Definitive, more specific figures will be made available 18 months after the end of the reporting year for all the business sectors that have been examined, including the five business sectors named above.The figures may be updated if substantial adjustments become necessary.

Investments in tangible fixed assets; business sector

SIC 2008 Periods Investments in tangible fixed assets (million euros)
B Mining and quarrying 2009 1,473.7
B Mining and quarrying 2010 1,446.4
B Mining and quarrying 2011 2,873.0
B Mining and quarrying 2012 1,713.6
B Mining and quarrying 2013 1,359.5
B Mining and quarrying 2014 1,946.9
B Mining and quarrying 2015 2,890.5
B Mining and quarrying 2016 1,010.0
B Mining and quarrying 2017 530.5
B Mining and quarrying 2018 513.5
C Manufacturing 2009 7,319.2
C Manufacturing 2010 6,104.9
C Manufacturing 2011 7,218.1
C Manufacturing 2012 7,377.7
C Manufacturing 2013 6,924.4
C Manufacturing 2014 7,207.5
C Manufacturing 2015 8,114.3
C Manufacturing 2016 8,059.8
C Manufacturing 2017 8,802.0
C Manufacturing 2018 10,557.1
D Energy supply 2009 1,906.8
D Energy supply 2010 3,387.9
D Energy supply 2011 3,998.7
D Energy supply 2012 4,552.5
D Energy supply 2013 5,185.6
D Energy supply 2014 6,173.4
D Energy supply 2015 4,485.5
D Energy supply 2016 2,419.3
D Energy supply 2017 2,619.1
D Energy supply 2018 3,033.2
E Water supply and waste management 2009 1,342.4
E Water supply and waste management 2010 1,703.4
E Water supply and waste management 2011 1,824.1
E Water supply and waste management 2012 996.9
E Water supply and waste management 2013 842.7
E Water supply and waste management 2014 937.0
E Water supply and waste management 2015 1,054.0
E Water supply and waste management 2016 1,079.2
E Water supply and waste management 2017 1,018.5
E Water supply and waste management 2018 1,265.5
F Construction 2009 2,030.9
F Construction 2010 1,790.4
F Construction 2011 2,025.6
F Construction 2012 1,700.7
F Construction 2013 1,727.3
F Construction 2014 1,652.0
F Construction 2015 1,945.8
F Construction 2016 2,060.4
F Construction 2017 2,509.6
F Construction 2018 3,203.0
Source: CBS.
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