In January 2011, the private sector invested 6 percent more in tangible assets than in January 2010. However, in December 2010, private sector investments were down by nearly 2 percent on one year previously. The reversal from negative to positive growth mainly came because year-on-year investments in construction were up for the first time in two years. In January 2010, production in the construction sector was hindered by harsh weather, whereas this was hardly the case in January 2011.
Private sector investments in tangible assets (volume)
March’s Investment Radar shows improvements as well as deteriorations.
More figures can be found on the theme page Enterprises.