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
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
2017 J-1.1
2017 J11.5
2017 A8.4
2017 S5
2017 O9.6
2017 N10.6
2017 D0.2
2018 J14.3
2018 F2.7
2018 M5.4
2018 A9.7
2018 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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