Steady growth investments

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets grew by 5.3 percent in July 2016 relative to the same month last year. The year-on-year increase is less substantial than in the preceding month. Investments in residential property entirely account for the growth. Investments in passenger cars and machinery declined.

Investment data have not been adjusted for calendar effects. July 2016 has two working days less than July 2015. This year, however, the annual construction workers’ holiday fell mostly in August. According to the CBS Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands is less favourable in September than in July.

Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume)
Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume)
 % change
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 A11.3
2016 M7.2
2016 J10.6
2016 J5.3

Investment climate less favourable in September

According to the CBS Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands is less favourable in September than in July. September’s Investment Radar shows that the mood among Dutch manufacturers about their order positions deteriorated and exports also performed below the level recorded in July.

The investment climate is affected by factors like the situation on the global and financial markets.

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


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