Largest growth in investments in over a year

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 12.3 percent up in March 2017 relative to the same month last year. This growth is significantly higher than in February. Investments in residential property again showed strong growth in March. Investments in passenger cars, machines and infrastructure were also higher.

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

Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume)
Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume)
 % change
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 J7.9
17 f3.6
17 M12.3

Investment climate more favourable in May

According to the CBS Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands improved in May compared to March. This is mainly because the capacity utilisation rate in the manufacturing industry increased. The investment climate is affected by various factors like the situation on the global and financial markets.

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

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