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 2020 15,895.8
B-F Manufacturing and energy 2020 19,433.2
Business Economy, B-N, excl. K, incl. 95 2020 62,675.1
G+I Trade, hotels, restaurants, bars 2020 9,424.6
G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2020 15,758.8
H+J Transport, ICT 2020 12,359.8
M-N Business services 2020 10,672.9
B Mining and quarrying 2020 384.6
06 Extraction of crude petroleum and gas 2020 268.9
08 Mining and quarrying (no oil and gas) 2020 55.0
09 Mining support activities 2020 60.7
C Manufacturing 2020 9,738.0
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2020 2,185.5
10 Manufacture of food products 2020 1,929.2
11 Manufacture of beverages 2020 .
12 Manufacture of tobacco products 2020 .
13 Manufacture of textiles 2020 73.3
13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2020 88.4
14 Manufacture of wearing apparel 2020 .
15 Manufacture of leather and footwear 2020 .
16+23 Man of wooden and buildingmaterial 2020 472.3
16 Manufacture of wood products 2020 141.0
17 Manufacture of paper 2020 263.8
17-18 Manufacture of paper and printing 2020 355.8
18 Printing and reproduction 2020 91.9
19-22 Refineries and chemistry 2020 3,402.8
19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2020 669.0
20 Manufacture of chemicals 2020 1,853.5
21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2020 398.2
22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2020 482.1
23 Manufacture of building materials 2020 331.3
24 Manufacture of basic metals 2020 227.7
24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2020 1,088.2
24-30, 33 Metalectro 2020 2,931.6
25 Manufacture of metal products 2020 860.5
26 Manufacture of electronic products 2020 152.5
26-28 Manufact of electronics, machinery 2020 1,186.2
27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2020 240.1
28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2020 793.5
29 Manufacture of cars and trailers 2020 142.4
29-30 Transport equipment 2020 234.9
30 Manufacture of other transport 2020 92.5
31-33 Other manufacturing and repair 2020 723.9
31 Manufacture of furniture 2020 153.1
32 Manufacture of other products 2020 148.5
33 Repair and installation of machinery 2020 422.3
D Energy supply 2020 4,521.7
35 Energy supply 2020 4,521.7
E Water supply and waste management 2020 1,251.5
36 Water collection and distribution 2020 547.6
37 Sewerage 2020 23.6
38 Waste collection and treatment 2020 660.3
39 Remediation, other waste management 2020 20.0
F Construction 2020 3,537.4
41 Construction buildings, development 2020 1,102.3
42 Civil engineering 2020 687.3
43 Specialised construction activities 2020 1,747.8
G Wholesale and retail trade 2020 8,273.4
45+47 Retail sale and car trade 2020 4,283.1
45 Sale and repair of motor vehicles 2020 1,284.1
46 Wholesale trade (no motor vehicles) 2020 3,990.3
462-469 Wholesale 2020 .
47 Retail trade (not in motor vehicles) 2020 2,999.0
H Transportation and storage 2020 6,334.2
49 Land transport 2020 2,240.2
50 Water transport 2020 558.8
501-502 Sea water transport 2020 .
503-504 Inland water transport 2020 .
51 Air transport 2020 .
52 Warehousing, services for transport 2020 2,989.4
53 Postal and courier activities 2020 .
I Accommodation and food serving 2020 1,151.2
Hotels, restaurants and bars 2020 .
55 Accommodation 2020 656.3
56 Food and beverage service activities 2020 494.9
J Information and communication 2020 6,025.6
58 Publishing 2020 33.7
58-60 Publishing, movie, radio and TV 2020 219.7
59 Film, TV and music production etc 2020 150.5
60 Programming and broadcasting 2020 35.5
61 Telecommunications 2020 2,349.4
62 Support activities in the field of IT 2020 .
62-63 IT- and information services 2020 3,456.5
63 Information service activities 2020 .
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2020 10,742.5
68 Renting, buying, selling real estate 2020 10,742.5
M Other specialised business services 2020 2,288.6
69 Legal services, administration etc. 2020 244.6
69-71 Management, technical consultancy 2020 1,747.2
70 Holding companies (not financial) 2020 1,079.8
71 Architects, technical services etc. 2020 422.7
72 Research and development 2020 237.9
73 Advertising and market research 2020 67.9
73-75 Advertising, design and other 2020 303.6
74 Other specialised business services 2020 203.3
75 Veterinary activities 2020 32.4
N Renting and other business support 2020 8,384.3
77 Renting and leasing of tangible goods 2020 7,374.4
78 Employment activities 2020 259.8
79 Travel agencies, tour operators etc 2020 69.9
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.

Changes as of 25 May 2022:
The provisional figures of 2020 have been adjusted and are final now.

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.).