Investments slightly down in September

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Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 0.3 percent down in September 2018 relative to the same month last year.
This was particularly due to substantially lower investments in airplanes. However, investments in dwellings, buildings, passenger cars and machinery were up again in September.

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

Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume) (year-on-year % change)
YearMonthchange
2014October8.2
November1.2
December-1.2
January8.7
2015February6.2
March16.3
April9.8
May11.5
June23.4
July10.9
August15
September11.9
October3.6
November14
December20.4
January7.7
2016February21.5
March3.6
April12.2
May8
June12.6
July9.8
August12.7
September11.3
October4.1
November4
December-2.8
January8
2017February2.5
March11.8
April-0.3
May17.5
June-0.4
July11.5
August9.1
September4.8
October9.6
November10.6
December-1.6
January14.3
2018February2.7
March5.4
April11.2
May2.6
June6.8
July4.6
August5.6
September-0.3

Investment climate less favourable in November than in September

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 November than in September. This is mainly because the year-on-year development of Dutch share prices was less positive and consumer confidence dropped.

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

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