Investments almost 4 percent up in November

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Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 3.7 percent up in November 2019 relative to the same month one year previously. This was mainly due to higher investments in aircraft, passenger cars and machinery.

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

Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume)
YearMonthchange (year-on-year % change)
December20.4
2016January7.9
2016February21.6
2016March3.7
2016April12.3
2016May8.1
2016June12.7
2016July9.7
2016August12.7
2016September11.2
2016October3.9
2016November3.8
2016December-3.1
2017January4
2017February-0.5
2017March8.1
2017April-3.9
2017May13.2
2017June-4.3
2017July6.7
2017August3.2
2017September10.2
2017October6.2
2017November6.8
2017December4.6
2018January13.5
2018February2.4
2018March5.5
2018April10.4
2018May2.6
2018June7
2018July4.4
2018August5.8
2018September-7
2018October7.4
2018November5.3
2018December-4.8
2019January6.1
2019February8.5
2019March2.6
2019April8
2019May9.6
2019June-0.6
2019July4.9
2019August1
2019September8.2
2019October5.3
2019November3.7

Investment climate more favourable in January than in November

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 January than it was in November. 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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