Investments over 6 percent up in August

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Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 6.1 percent up in August 2018 relative to the same month last year. The year-on-year growth was somewhat more substantial than in the preceding month. In August 2018, investments in dwellings, buildings, transport equipment and machinery were up in particular.

Investment data have not been adjusted for calendar effects. August 2018 has the same number of working days as August 2017. According to the CBS Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands in October is less favourable than in August.

Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume) (year-on-year % change)
 change
2014 September-0.5
2014 October8.2
2014 November1.2
2014 December-1.2
2014 January8.7
2015 February6.2
2015 March16.3
2015 April9.8
2015 May11.5
2015 June23.4
2015 July10.9
2015 August15
2015 September11.9
2015 October3.6
2015 November14
2015 December20.4
2015 January7.7
2016 February21.5
2016 March3.6
2016 April12.2
2016 May8
2016 June12.6
2016 July9.8
2016 August12.7
2016 September11.3
2016 October4.1
2016 November4
2016 December-2.8
2016 January8
2017 February2.5
2017 March11.8
2017 April-0.3
2017 May17.5
2017 June-0.4
2017 July11.5
2017 August9.1
2017 September4.8
2017 October9.6
2017 November10.6
2017 December-1.6
2017 January14.3
2018 February2.7
2018 March5.4
2018 April11.2
2018 May2.6
2018 June6.8
2018 July5.4
2018 August6.1

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 October than in August. This is mainly because the year-on-year development of Dutch share prices was less positive and consumer confidence dropped. However, the growth in exports on a yearly basis was higher.

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

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