The volume of private sector investments in tangible fixed assets was 9.2 percent up in February 2014 from February 2013. The growth was more substantial than in January when investments were 7.6 percent up from the same month in 2013. For the fifth month in a row, private sector investments were higher than one year previously.
The increase in the volume of private sector investments in February is mainly due to higher investments in machinery and residential and non-residential property.
Figures have not been adjusted for the effects of the number of working days. February 2014 had the same number of working days as in February 2013.
On the basis of six indicators, the Investment Radar shows whether circumstances for Dutch private sector investments have improved or deteriorated. According to the Investment Radar for April 2014, the investment climate in the Netherlands has improved marginally.
Private sector investments in tangible fixed assets (volume)
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