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 2021* 16,564.6
B-F Manufacturing and energy 2021* 20,368.2
Business Economy, B-N, excl. K, incl. 95 2021* .
G+I Trade, hotels, restaurants, bars 2021* .
G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2021* .
H+J Transport, ICT 2021* .
M-N Business services 2021* .
B Mining and quarrying 2021* 543.4
06 Extraction of crude petroleum and gas 2021* 319.2
08 Mining and quarrying (no oil and gas) 2021* 109.2
09 Mining support activities 2021* 114.9
C Manufacturing 2021* 9,619.7
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2021* 2,017.4
10 Manufacture of food products 2021* 1,810.2
11 Manufacture of beverages 2021* .
12 Manufacture of tobacco products 2021* .
13 Manufacture of textiles 2021* 80.1
13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2021* 98.5
14 Manufacture of wearing apparel 2021* 5.3
15 Manufacture of leather and footwear 2021* 13.1
16+23 Man of wooden and buildingmaterial 2021* 486.9
16 Manufacture of wood products 2021* 185.2
17 Manufacture of paper 2021* 262.2
17-18 Manufacture of paper and printing 2021* 380.5
18 Printing and reproduction 2021* 118.3
19-22 Refineries and chemistry 2021* 2,607.7
19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2021* 174.9
20 Manufacture of chemicals 2021* 1,623.7
21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2021* 298.9
22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2021* 510.2
23 Manufacture of building materials 2021* 301.8
24 Manufacture of basic metals 2021* 448.9
24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2021* 1,290.2
24-30, 33 Metalectro 2021* 3,706.3
25 Manufacture of metal products 2021* 841.3
26 Manufacture of electronic products 2021* 236.6
26-28 Manufact of electronics, machinery 2021* 1,764.9
27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2021* 199.8
28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2021* 1,328.6
29 Manufacture of cars and trailers 2021* 297.8
29-30 Transport equipment 2021* 429.9
30 Manufacture of other transport 2021* 132.0
31-33 Other manufacturing and repair 2021* 543.8
31 Manufacture of furniture 2021* 154.9
32 Manufacture of other products 2021* 167.6
33 Repair and installation of machinery 2021* 221.3
D Energy supply 2021* 4,888.4
35 Energy supply 2021* 4,888.4
E Water supply and waste management 2021* 1,513.1
36 Water collection and distribution 2021* 596.7
37 Sewerage 2021* 28.5
38 Waste collection and treatment 2021* 871.3
39 Remediation, other waste management 2021* 16.7
F Construction 2021* 3,803.6
41 Construction buildings, development 2021* 1,347.1
42 Civil engineering 2021* 562.8
43 Specialised construction activities 2021* 1,893.7
G Wholesale and retail trade 2021* .
45+47 Retail sale and car trade 2021* .
45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles 2021* .
46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) 2021* .
462-469 Wholesale 2021* .
47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) 2021* .
H Transportation and storage 2021* .
49 Land transport 2021* .
50 Water transport 2021* .
501-502 Sea water transport 2021* .
503-504 Inland water transport 2021* .
51 Air transport 2021* .
52 Warehousing, services for transport 2021* .
53 Postal and courier activities 2021* .
I Accommodation and food serving 2021* .
Hotels, restaurants and bars 2021* .
55 Accommodation 2021* .
56 Food and beverage service activities 2021* .
J Information and communication 2021* .
58 Publishing 2021* .
58-60 Publishing, movie, radio and TV 2021* .
59 Film, TV and music production etc 2021* .
60 Programming and broadcasting 2021* .
61 Telecommunications 2021* .
62 Support activities in the field of IT 2021* .
62-63 IT- and information services 2021* .
63 Information service activities 2021* .
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2021* .
68 Renting, buying, selling real estate 2021* .
M Other specialised business services 2021* .
69 Legal services, administration etc. 2021* .
69-71 Management, technical consultancy 2021* .
70 Holding companies (not financial) 2021* .
71 Architects, technical services etc. 2021* .
72 Research and development 2021* .
73 Advertising and market research 2021* .
73-75 Advertising, design and other 2021* .
74 Other specialised business services 2021* .
75 Veterinary activities 2021* .
N Renting and other business support 2021* .
77 Renting and leasing of tangible goods 2021* .
78 Employment activities 2021* .
79 Travel agencies, tour operators etc 2021* .
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 2020 are final, the figures of 2021 are provisional.

Changes as of 9 December 2022:
The provisional figures of 2021 have been added.

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.).