Investments down in April
Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 1.4 percent down in April 2017 from the same month last year. This is because investments in airplanes were twice as high in April 2016 as in April 2017. Investments in infrastructural projects were also lower. Investments in residential property, passenger cars and machinery and equipment, on the other hand, increased.
In addition, April 2016 had 2 working days more than April 2017. Investment data have not been adjusted for calendar effects. According to the CBS Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands is less favourable in June than in April.
Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume)
Investment climate less favourable in June
According to the CBS Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands deteriorated in June relative to April. The main reason is that Dutch manufacturers were less positive about their order positions and the growth of exports on an annual basis was lower in June’s Radar than in April. The investment climate is affected by various factors, for example the situation on the global and financial markets.
The figures in this publication are provisional and can be subject to adjustment.