Investments up in October

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 7.4 percent up in October 2018 relative to the same month last year.
Investments in dwellings, buildings and machinery were up again.

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

Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume) (year-on-year % change)
YearMonthchange
2014November1.2
December-1.2
2015January8.7
February6.2
March16.3
April9.8
May11.5
June23.4
July10.9
August15
September11.9
October3.6
November14
December20.4
2016January7.7
February21.5
March3.6
April12.2
May8
June12.6
July9.8
August12.7
September11.3
October4.1
November4
December-2.8
2017January8
February2.5
March11.8
April-0.3
May17.5
June-0.4
July11.5
August9.1
September4.8
October9.6
November10.6
December-1.6
2018January14.3
February2.7
March5.4
April11.2
May2.6
June6.8
July4.8
August5.8
September0.3
October7.4

Investment climate less favourable in December than in October

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 December than in October. 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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