Growth rate investments slows down

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets grew by 0.6 percent in October 2016 relative to the same month last year. The year-on-year growth is considerably smaller than in the preceding months. Investments in passenger cars and infrastructural projects declined noticeably. Investments in residential property again showed strong growth in October.

Investment data have not been adjusted for calendar effects. October 2016 has one working day less than October 2015. According to the CBS Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands is more favourable in December than in October.

Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume)
Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume)
 % change
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 A10.5
2016 M6.5
2016 J9.8
2016 J7
2016 A10
2016 S9.2
2016 O0.6

Investment climate more favourable in December

According to the CBS Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands is more favourable in December than in October. This is mainly because, on a year-on-year basis, exports have grown more in December than in October. The development of Dutch share prices, however, is less favourable on an annual basis. The investment climate is affected by various 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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