Investments over 2 percent up in February

23/04/2018 15:00
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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.

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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