Investments almost 3 percent up in December

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Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 2.6 percent up in December 2018 relative to the same month one year previously. Investments in passenger cars, trains, aircraft, dwellings and commercial buildings were up in particular.

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

Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume) (year-on-year % change)
2015 January8.7
2015 February6.2
2015 March16.3
2015 April9.8
2015 May11.5
2015 June23.4
2015 July10.9
2015 August15.0
2015 September11.9
2015 October3.6
2015 November14.0
2015 December20.4
2016 January7.7
2016 February21.5
2016 March3.6
2016 April12.2
2016 May8.0
2016 June12.6
2016 July9.8
2016 August12.7
2016 September11.3
2016 October4.1
2016 November4.0
2016 December-2.8
2017 January8.0
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
2018 January14.3
2018 February2.7
2018 March5.4
2018 April11.2
2018 May2.6
2018 June6.8
2018 July4.8
2018 August5.9
2018 September0.3
2018 October5.9
2018 November3.9
2018 December2.6

Investment climate less favourable in February than in December

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 February than it was in December. This is mainly due to a further decline in the year-on-year development of exports and in consumer confidence.

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

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