Investments up in November

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 5.8 percent up in November 2018 relative to the same month one year previously. Investments in dwellings, buildings, passenger cars and machinery all saw a rising trend.

Investment data have not been adjusted for calendar effects. November 2018 has the same number of working days as November 2017. According to the CBS Investment Radar, conditions for investment in the Netherlands are less favourable in January 2019 than they were in November 2018.

Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume) (year-on-year % change)
YearMonthchange
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
August5.9
September0.3
October7.1
November5.8

Investment climate less favourable in January than in November

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 January than it was in November. This is mainly due to a decline in consumer confidence and in the year-on-year development of Dutch share prices and exports.

The figures in this publication are provisional and may be revised upwards or downwards.

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