Investments 9.3 percent up in July

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 9.3 percent up in July 2017 relative to the same month last year. This is mainly due to higher investments in airplanes, residential property, machinery and passenger cars.

Investment data have not been adjusted for calendar effects. July 2017 has the same number of working days as July 2016. According to the CBS Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands is slightly more favourable in September than in July.

Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume)
Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume)
 % change
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-1.5
2017 M17
2017 J-0.7
2017 J9.3

Investment climate more favourable in September

Every month, CBS publishes updates on the investment climate in the CBS Investment Radar. Circumstances relevant for investments are, on the one hand, the situation on the commodity markets, and on the other hand, the availability of financial means. Although the Radar indicators show a strong correlation with investments in fixed assets, improved circumstances are not necessarily translated into increased growth in investments.

According to the CBS Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands improved slightly in September compared to July, mainly because the growth of exports on a yearly basis was considerably more substantial. In addition, the industrial capacity utilisation rate increased. On the other hand, Dutch manufacturers were slightly less positive about their order books.


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

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