Investments over 6 percent up in July

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Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 6.2 percent up in July 2018 relative to the same month last year. The year-on-year growth was less substantial than in the preceding month. In July 2018, investments in dwellings, buildings, cars, trucks and machinery were up in particular. Investments in aircraft on the other hand, were considerably lower.

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

Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume) (year-on-year % change)
YearMonthchange
2014August-6.3
September0.8
October9.1
November2
December-0.4
2015January8.6
February6.6
March17.7
April10.9
May10.1
June24.4
July11
August15.9
September11.5
October3.2
November13.9
December20.4
2016January7.2
February20.1
March3.7
April11
May6.8
June10.6
July7.4
August10.5
September9.8
October2.1
November1.3
December-8.5
2017January6.3
February2.8
March11.7
April-1.1
May17
June-1.1
July11.5
August8.4
September5
October9.6
November10.6
December0.2
2018January14.3
February2.7
March5.4
April11.1
May2.7
June6.8
July6.2

Investment climate less 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 less favourable in September than in July. This is mainly because Dutch manufacturers were less optimistic about their order positions. Also the year-on-year growth of the goods exports was smaller and consumer confidence dropped.

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

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