Higher investments, mainly in residential property

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets grew by 8.4 percent in April 2016 relative to the same month last year. The increase is more substantial than in the preceding month. Investments in residential property grew noticeably.

Investment data are not adjusted for calendar effects. The number of working days was the same in April 2016 and as in April 2015. According to Statistics Netherlands’ Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands is more favourable in June than in April and May.

Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume)
Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume)
 % change
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 J5.5
2016 F17
2016 M3.4
2016 A8.4
 

Investments in residential property further up

Residential property investments rose further in April. Investments in infrastructural projects, aircraft, trucks and trailers also grew relative to April 2015.

Investment climate slightly more favourable in June

According to Statistics Netherlands’ Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands has improved in June compared to April and May. The situation on the sales markets and on the financial markets is a relevant factor for the investment climate in general. The Investment Radar shows that exports growth, consumer confidence and the mood among Dutch manufacturers about their order positions improved in June compared to April.

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

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