Lower growth rate investments in February

20/04/2017 15:00
Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 3.4 percent up in February 2017 compared to the same month last year. January’s growth rate was higher. Investments in residential property again showed strong growth in February. Investments in passenger cars were also higher. Investments in infrastructural projects, on the other hand, declined.

Investment data have not been adjusted for calendar effects. February 2017 has one working day less than February 2016. According to the CBS Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands is more favourable in April than in February.

Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume)
y
-14,9
-12,3
-8,6
-10
-13,2
-4,3
-4,7
-3,7
2,2
0,4
13,5
2,5
8,2
-0,9
4,4
-2,7
-4
4,2
-6,3
0,8
9
1,9
-0,5
8,5
6,5
17,7
10,2
9,7
24,2
10,6
15,2
10,9
2,5
12,4
18,6
6,5
18,9
3,4
10,3
6,2
9,5
6,7
9,7
9,5
2
1,5
-8,3
6,5
3,4

Investment climate more favourable in April

According to the CBS Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands has improved in April compared to February. This is mainly because Dutch manufacturers were more positive about their order books and the year-on-year growth of exports was higher in the radar of April than in February. The investment climate is affected by various factors, like the situation on the sales markets and financial markets.

The figures presented in this publication are provisional and can be adjusted.

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