Further substantial decline private sector investments

The volume of private sector investments in tangible fixed assets was 10.9 percent down in May 2013 from May 2012. The decline is slightly more substantial than in April, when private sector investments were 10.4 percent down from one year previously.

The decline in investments in residential and non-residential buildings in May was marginally below the level in April, but the downturn in investments in transport vehicles was considerably more substantial than in the preceding month.

May 2013 had the same amount of working days as May 2012, whereas April had one working day more in 2013 than in 2012. Figures on private sector investments are not adjusted for the effect of the number of working days.

By means of six indicators, the Investment Radar shows whether circumstances for Dutch private sector investments have improved or become less favourable. According to July’s Investment Radar, the investment climate has hardly changed.

Private sector investments in tangible fixed assets (volume)

Private sector investments in tangible fixed assets (volume)

More figures can be found on the theme page Enterprises.

For more information on economic indicators, see the Economic Monitor.