Investments almost 6 percent up in October

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Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 5.6 percent up in October 2019 relative to the same month last year. This was mainly due to higher investments in aircraft, machinery and passenger cars.

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

Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume) (year-on-year % change)
YearMonthchange
2015November14
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
July4.9
August0.8
September7.7
October5.6

Investment climate more favourable in December than in October

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 December than it was in October. This is mainly due to the fact that the export growth and the increase in stock market prices were higher year-on-year.

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

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