Considerable growth investments

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets grew by 16.7 percent in February 2016 relative to February 2015. The increase is more substantial than in the preceding month. This is mainly due to an increase in investments in residential property and airplanes.

Investment data are not adjusted for calendar effects. February 2016 had one working day more than February 2015. According to Statistics Netherlands’ Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands is slightly more positive in March and April than in February.

Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume)
Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume)
 % change
2012 M-11.7
2012 A-11.3
2012 M-11.7
2012 J3.3
2012 J-7.6
2012 A-5.5
2012 S-11.6
2012 O-8
2012 N-9.1
2012 D-10.8
2013 J-13.1
2013 F-14.7
2013 M-12.5
2013 A-8.1
2013 M-9.5
2013 J-13.8
2013 J-4.4
2013 A-4.7
2013 S-3.8
2013 O2.7
2013 N0.7
2013 D14.2
2014 J3.1
2014 F8
2014 M-1.3
2014 A4.8
2014 M-1.9
2014 J-2.8
2014 J5.2
2014 A-5.3
2014 S1.5
2014 O7.5
2014 N1.6
2014 D-0.4
2015 J8.6
2015 F6.8
2015 M18.3
2015 A10.3
2015 M9.9
2015 J25
2015 J11.9
2015 A15.3
2015 S12
2015 O4.4
2015 N13.5
2015 D18.3
2016 J4
2016 F16.7


Investments up in residential property and airplanes

Investments in residential property were again higher in February than one year previously. Investments in airplanes also grew considerably. Investments in infrastructural projects and machinery were also up.

Investment climate slightly more favourable in April

According to the Statistics Netherlands’ Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands is slightly more favourable in April than in February. The situation on the sales markets and on the financial markets is a relevant factor for the investment climate in general. In April, the Investment Radar shows that the growth of exports on an annual basis improved compared to February.

The numbers in this publication are provisional and can be adjusted.

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