Investments 8.4 percent up in August

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 8.4 percent up in August 2017 relative to the same month last year. The year-on-year growth is slightly smaller than in the preceding month. In August, investments in residential property, machinery and passenger cars in particular were up again.

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

Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume)
Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume)
 % change
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-1.2
2017 M17.3
2017 J-0.4
2017 J9.4
2017 A8.4

Investment climate less favourable in October

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 is less favourable in October compared to August, mainly because the growth of exports on a yearly basis was less substantial. In addition, opinions of Dutch manufacturers about their order books and consumer confidence also deteriorated slightly compared to August.

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

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