Investments in tangible fixed assets; business sector

Investments in tangible fixed assets; business sector

SIC 2008 Periods Investments in tangible fixed assets (million euros)
B-E Industry (no construction), energy 2019 19,130.4
B-F Manufacturing and energy 2019 22,384.8
Business Economy, B-N, excl. K, incl. 95 2019 65,522.5
G+I Trade, hotels, restaurants, bars 2019 9,029.6
G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2019 16,301.2
H+J Transport, ICT 2019 11,549.9
M-N Business services 2019 13,660.3
B Mining and quarrying 2019 1,998.2
06 Extraction of crude petroleum and gas 2019 589.9
08 Mining and quarrying (no oil and gas) 2019 .
09 Mining support activities 2019 .
C Manufacturing 2019 11,614.5
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2019 2,397.8
10 Manufacture of food products 2019 2,048.6
11 Manufacture of beverages 2019 .
12 Manufacture of tobacco products 2019 .
13 Manufacture of textiles 2019 105.5
13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2019 132.7
14 Manufacture of wearing apparel 2019 9.6
15 Manufacture of leather and footwear 2019 17.5
16+23 Man of wooden and buildingmaterial 2019 510.8
16 Manufacture of wood products 2019 174.2
17 Manufacture of paper 2019 257.3
17-18 Manufacture of paper and printing 2019 367.4
18 Printing and reproduction 2019 110.1
19-22 Refineries and chemistry 2019 4,217.2
19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2019 1,339.5
20 Manufacture of chemicals 2019 2,155.9
21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2019 329.3
22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2019 392.5
23 Manufacture of building materials 2019 336.5
24 Manufacture of basic metals 2019 337.2
24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2019 1,260.1
24-30, 33 Metalectro 2019 3,686.7
25 Manufacture of metal products 2019 922.9
26 Manufacture of electronic products 2019 171.5
26-28 Manufact of electronics, machinery 2019 1,486.8
27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2019 206.8
28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2019 1,108.5
29 Manufacture of cars and trailers 2019 136.4
29-30 Transport equipment 2019 386.9
30 Manufacture of other transport 2019 250.4
31-33 Other manufacturing and repair 2019 854.9
31 Manufacture of furniture 2019 165.5
32 Manufacture of other products 2019 136.5
33 Repair and installation of machinery 2019 553.0
D Energy supply 2019 4,208.2
35 Energy supply 2019 4,208.2
E Water supply and waste management 2019 1,309.5
36 Water collection and distribution 2019 489.6
37 Sewerage 2019 22.5
38 Waste collection and treatment 2019 765.4
39 Remediation, other waste management 2019 32.1
F Construction 2019 3,254.3
41 Construction buildings, development 2019 839.7
42 Civil engineering 2019 842.5
43 Specialised construction activities 2019 1,572.1
G Wholesale and retail trade 2019 7,588.2
45+47 Retail sale and car trade 2019 3,908.8
45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles 2019 1,205.1
46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) 2019 3,679.4
462-469 Wholesale 2019 .
47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) 2019 2,703.7
H Transportation and storage 2019 7,271.6
49 Land transport 2019 2,554.9
50 Water transport 2019 675.0
501-502 Sea water transport 2019 .
503-504 Inland water transport 2019 .
51 Air transport 2019 .
52 Warehousing, services for transport 2019 3,062.3
53 Postal and courier activities 2019 .
I Accommodation and food serving 2019 1,441.5
Hotels, restaurants and bars 2019 .
55 Accommodation 2019 822.6
56 Food and beverage service activities 2019 618.8
J Information and communication 2019 4,278.4
58 Publishing 2019 61.8
58-60 Publishing, movie, radio and TV 2019 190.3
59 Film, TV and music production etc 2019 102.3
60 Programming and broadcasting 2019 26.2
61 Telecommunications 2019 2,186.4
62 Support activities in the field of IT 2019 650.2
62-63 IT- and information services 2019 1,901.7
63 Information service activities 2019 1,251.5
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2019 8,865.0
68 Renting, buying, selling real estate 2019 8,865.0
M Other specialised business services 2019 2,802.2
69 Legal services, administration etc. 2019 342.8
69-71 Management, technical consultancy 2019 2,213.3
70 Holding companies (not financial) 2019 1,469.0
71 Architects, technical services etc. 2019 401.5
72 Research and development 2019 275.1
73 Advertising and market research 2019 114.2
73-75 Advertising, design and other 2019 313.7
74 Other specialised business services 2019 163.2
75 Veterinary activities 2019 36.4
N Renting and other business support 2019 10,858.1
77 Renting and leasing of tangible goods 2019 9,775.7
78 Employment activities 2019 259.8
79 Travel agencies, tour operators etc 2019 117.5
Source: CBS.
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Table description


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 2019 are final.

Changes as of 11 May 2021:
The final figures of 2019 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.

Description topics

Investments in tangible fixed assets
Goods which are purchased or produced in-company for use as capital assets in the production process. In general, goods are included in this category if they have a useful life of more than one year (such as buildings, houses, machines, means of transportat, etc.).