Steady growth investments

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets grew by 4.4 percent in May 2016 relative to the same month last year. The increase is less substantial than in the preceding month. Investments in residential property almost entirely account for the increase.

Investment data are not adjusted for calendar effects. May has two working days more than May 2015. According to the CBS Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands is more favourable in July than in May.

Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume)
Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume)
 % change
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-14.9
2013 M-12.3
2013 A-8.6
2013 M-10
2013 J-13.2
2013 J-4.3
2013 A-4.7
2013 S-3.7
2013 O2.2
2013 N0.4
2013 D13.5
2014 J2.5
2014 F8.2
2014 M-0.9
2014 A4.4
2014 M-2.7
2014 J-4
2014 J4.2
2014 A-6.3
2014 S0.8
2014 O9
2014 N1.9
2014 D-0.5
2015 J8.5
2015 F6.5
2015 M17.7
2015 A10.2
2015 M9.7
2015 J24.2
2015 J10.6
2015 A15.2
2015 S10.9
2015 O2.5
2015 N12.4
2015 D18.6
2016 J6.9
2016 F20.3
2016 M3.4
2016 A8.3
2016 M4.4

Investments in residential property further up

Investments in residential property almost entirely account for the growth of investments in May. Investments in machinery, computers, trucks and trailers were also higher than in May 2015. Investments in infrastructural projects and cars, on the other hand, declined.

Investment climate more favourable in July

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

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

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