Investments over 4 percent up in July

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Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 4.4 percent up in July 2019 relative to the same month last year. This was mainly due to higher investments in buildings and machinery.

Investment data have not been adjusted for calendar effects. July 2019 has one working day more than July 2018. According to the CBS Investment Radar, conditions for investments in the Netherlands are less favourable in in September 2019 than they were in July 2019.

Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume) (year-on-year % change)
YearMonthchange
2015August15
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
April8.4
May9.9
July-0.6
August4.4

Investment climate less favourable in September than in July

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 September than it was in July. 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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