Investments up in January

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Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 6.4 percent up in January 2017 relative to the same month last year. In December, investments had declined by 9.5 percent. CBS releases figures on investments around the 15th working day of each month.

Investment data have not been adjusted for calendar effects. January 2017 has two working days more than January 2016. According to the CBS Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands is more favourable in March than in January.

Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume)
Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume)
 % change
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 J6.8
2016 A9.8
2016 S9.5
2016 O1.1
2016 N0.8
2016 D-9.5
17 J6.4

More investments in means of transport and machines

Investments in passenger cars were considerably higher in January than in the same month one year previously. This is mainly due to a very low level of investments in cars in January 2016. In January 2017, investments in machines, lorries and delivery vans were also up year-on-year. Investments in residential property also increased, but to a lesser extent than in the previous six months. Investments in infrastructure, on the other hand, declined.

Investment climate more favourable in March

According to the CBS Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands is more favourable in March than in January. This is mainly because Dutch manufacturers were more positive about their order positions, consumer confidence increased and the development of Dutch share prices was more favourable relative to one year previously.

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

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