Investments over 12 percent up in January

22/03/2018 15:00
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Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 12.1 percent up in January 2018 relative to the same month last year. In the preceding month, the volume was slightly down. January’s growth was due to higher investments in residential property, passenger cars, airplanes and machinery.

Investment data have not been adjusted for calendar effects. December 2017 has two working days less than December 2016. According to the CBS Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands in March is less favourable than in January.

Investment climate less favourable in March

Every month, CBS publishes updates on the investment climate in the CBS Investement 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 less favourable in March than in January. This is mainly because the growth in exports on a yearly basis was less substantial. In addition, the year-on-year development of Dutch share prices was less positive.

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

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