Further growth investments

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets grew by 9 percent in September 2016 relative to the same month last year. The year-on-year increase is somewhat smaller than in the preceding month. In particular investments in residential property and aircraft account for the growth. Investments in infrastructural projects and machinery also rose, but investments in passenger cars declined.

Investment data have not been adjusted for calendar effects. September 2016 has the same number of working days as September 2015. According to the CBS Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands is more favourable in November than in September and October.

Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume)

Investment climate more favourable in November

According to the CBS Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands is more favourable in November than in September. November’s Investment Radar shows that consumer confidence was higher than in September. The capacity utilisation rate in the manufacturing industry and the mood among Dutch manufacturers about their order positions deteriorated also improved. 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.