Investments over 12 percent up in January

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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.

Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume) (year-on-year % change)
 % change
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 J12.2
2017 A8.7
2017 S5.3
2017 O10.2
2017 N10.8
2017 D-0.2
2018 J12.1

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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