Investments almost 9 percent up in November

23/01/2018 15:00
Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 8.8 percent up in November 2017 relative to the same month one year previously. The year-on-year growth is slightly higher than in the preceding month. Investments in residential property, passenger cars and machinery were up again in particular.

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

Investment climate more favourable in January

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 more favourable in January compared to November, mainly because export growth on an annual basis was stronger. In addition, opinions of Dutch manufacturers about their order books improved. On the other hand, the year-on-year development of Dutch share prices was less favourable.

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

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