Investments 8 percent up in September

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Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 8.0 percent up in September 2019 relative to the same month last year. This was mainly due to higher investments buildings, machinery and passenger cars.

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

Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume) (year-on-year % change)
YearMonthchange
2015October3.6
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
June-0.6
July4.7
August0.7
September8

Investment climate more favourable in November than in September

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 more favourable in November than it was in September. This is mainly due to the fact that the year-on-year decline in stock market prices turned into an upward trend.

 

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

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