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