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)
Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume)
 % change
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 J7.4
17 f3.6
17 M12.7
17 A-1.4

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.

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