Investments over 8 percent up in October

21/12/2017 15:00
Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 8.3 percent up in October 2017 relative to the same month last year. The year-on-year growth is higher than in the preceding month. Investments in residential property, machinery and passenger cars in particular were up again.

Investment data have not been adjusted for calendar effects. October 2017has one working day more than October 2016. According to the CBS Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands is somewhat more favourable in December than in October.

Investment climate somewhat more favourable in December

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 sales 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 somewhat more favourable in December compared to October, mainly because the opinions of Dutch manufacturers about their order books improved. On the other hand export growth on an annual basis was smaller.

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

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