Investments nearly the same year-on-year

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Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 0.1 percent up in June 2019 relative to the same month last year. This was particularly due to higher investments in other road transport (e.g. lorries and delivery vans), aircraft and machinery. However, investments in buildings and infrastructure were down year-on-year.

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

Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume) (year-on-year % change)
YearMonthchange
2015July10.9
August15
September11.9
October3.6
November14
December20.4
2016January7.9
February21.6
March3.7
April12.3
May8.1
June12.7
July9.7
August12.7
September11.2
October3.9
November3.8
December-3.1
2017January4
February-0.5
March8.1
April-3.9
May13.2
June-4.3
July6.7
August3.2
September10.2
October6.2
November6.8
December4.6
2018January13.5
February2.4
March5.5
April10.4
May2.6
June7
July4.4
August5.8
September-7
October7.4
November5.3
December-4.8
2019January6.1
February8.5
March2.6
April8
May9.6
July0.1

Investment climate less favourable in August than in June

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 August than it was in June. This is mainly because manufacturers are less positive about their order positions.

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

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