Investments over 11 percent up in April

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Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 11.1 percent up in April 2018 relative to the same month last year. The year-on-year growth is higher than in the preceding month. In April 2018, investments in residential property, infrastructure, passenger cars and machinery were up in particular.

Investment data have not been adjusted for calendar effects. April 2018 has one working day more than April 2017. According to the CBS Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands in June is more favourable than in April.

Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume) (year-on-year % change)
   % change
2014M-2.7
J-4
J4.1
A-6.3
S0.8
O9.1
N2
D-0.4
2015J8.6
F6.6
M17.7
A10.9
M10.1
J24.4
J11
A15.9
S11.5
O3.2
N13.9
D20.4
2016J7.2
F20.1
M3.7
A11
M6.8
J10.6
J7.4
A10.5
S9.8
O2.1
N1.3
D-8.5
2017J6.3
F2.8
M11.7
A-1.1
M17
J-1.1
J11.5
A8.4
S5
O9.6
N10.6
D0.2
2018J14.3
F2.9
M5.2
A11.1

Investment climate slightly more favourable

Every month, CBS publishes updates on the investment climate in the CBS Investment Radar. Relevant circumstances for the investment climate include the situation on the sales and financial markets. 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 June than in April. This is mainly because the growth in exports on a yearly basis was more substantial.


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

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