Investments over 2 percent up in February

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Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 2.3 percent up in February 2018 relative to the same month last year. This is mainly due to higher investments in residential property and passenger cars. February’s growth was reduced considerably by high investments in airplanes in February 2017.

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

Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume) (year-on-year % change)
 % change
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 J6.3
2017 F2.8
2017 M11.7
2017 A-1.1
2017 M17.0
2017 J-1.1
2017 J11.5
2017 A8.4
2017 S5.0
2017 O9.6
2017 N10.6
2017 D0.2
2018 J12.1
2018 F2.3

Investment climate less favourable in April

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 less favourable in April than in February. This is mainly because the year-on-year development of Dutch share prices was less positive. In addition, the growth in exports on a yearly basis was less substantial.

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

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