Lower growth rate investments in February

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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)
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 J6.5
2016 F18.9
2016 M3.4
2016 A10.3
2016 M6.2
2016 J9.5
2016 J6.7
2016 A9.7
2016 S9.5
2016 O2
2016 N1.5
2016 D-8.3
17 J6.5
17 f3.4

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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