Investments almost 2 percent up in May

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Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 1.9 percent up in May 2018 relative to the same month last year. The year-on-year growth was lower than in the preceding month. In May 2018, investments in residential property, infrastructure, and machinery were up in particular.

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

Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume) (year-on-year % change)
   change
2014J-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
F2.7
M5.4
A9.7
M1.9

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 slightly more favourable in July than in May. This is mainly because the growth in exports on a yearly basis was more substantial. The year-on-year development of Dutch share prices was also more positive.

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

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