Investments 0.3 percent down in June

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Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 0.3 percent down in June 2017 relative to the same month last year. This is because investments in airplanes were considerably higher in June 2016 compared to this year. However, investments in residential property and passenger cars increased. Investments in lorries, delivery vans and machinery were also higher.

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

Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume)
Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume)
 % change
2013 J-4.3
2013 A-4.7
2013 S-3.7
2013 O2.2
2013 N0.4
2013 D13.5
2014 J2.4
2014 F8.1
2014 M-1
2014 A4.4
2014 M-2.7
2014 J-4
2014 J4.1
2014 A-6.3
2014 S0.8
2014 O9.1
2014 N2
2014 D-0.4
2015 J8.6
2015 F6.6
2015 M17.7
2015 A10.9
2015 M10.1
2015 J24.4
2015 J11
2015 A15.9
2015 S11.5
2015 O3.2
2015 N13.9
2015 D20.4
2016 J7.2
2016 F20.1
2016 M3.7
2016 A11
2016 M6.8
2016 J10.6
2016 J7.4
2016 A10.5
2016 S9.8
2016 O2.1
2016 N1.3
2016 D-8.5
2017 J7.3
2017 f2.6
2017 M13.3
2017 A-1.6
2017 M16.7
2017 J-0.3

Investment climate more favourable in August

According to the CBS Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands improved in August compared to June, mainly because the growth of exports on a yearly basis was considerably more substantial. In addition, the industrial capacity utilisation rate increased to the highest level since 2008. On the other hand, the year-on year development of Dutch share prices was slightly less favourable in the radar of August. The investment climate is affected by various factors, including the situation on the global and financial markets.

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

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