Investments almost 7 percent up in April

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© Nikki van Toorn (CBS)
Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 6.7 percent up in April 2019 relative to the same month last year. The year-on-year growth was more substantial than in the preceding month. In April, investments were up mainly in dwellings, office buildings, passenger cars and machinery.

Investment data have not been adjusted for calendar effects. April 2019 has two working days more than April 2018. According to the CBS Investment Radar, conditions for investments in the Netherlands are less favourable in June 2019 than they were in April 2019.

Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume) (year-on-year % change)
YearMonthchange
2015May11.5
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
February2.6
March5.2
April11.2
May2.4
June6.7
July4.8
August5.9
September0.1
October7.2
November4.8
December3.9
2019January5.8
February8.5
March3.1
April6.7

Investment climate less favourable in June than in April

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 June than it was in April. The year-on-year increase in share prices turned into a decrease and manufacturers were less positive about their order positions.

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

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