Investments almost 3 percent down in November

© CBS / Nikki van Toorn
Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 2.8 percent down in November 2020 year-on-year. The contraction is smaller than in the previous month and is mainly due to lower investments in aircraft, passenger cars and other road transport.

Investment data have not been adjusted for calendar effects. November 2020 has the same number of working days as November 2019. According to the CBS Investment Radar, conditions for investments in the Netherlands are less unfavourable in January than they were in November.

Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume)
YearMonthchange (year-on-year % change)
16December-3.1
2017January3.9
2017February-0.5
2017March8.1
2017April-3.9
2017May13.2
2017June-4.3
2017July6.7
2017August3.2
2017September10.1
2017October6.3
2017November6.9
2017December4.7
2018January14.1
2018February2.5
2018March6.2
2018April11.1
2018May3.2
2018June7.5
2018July4.6
2018August6.2
2018September-6.8
2018October7.6
2018November5.5
2018December-5
2019January5.9
2019February6.5
2019March0
2019April7.1
2019May9.6
2019June-0.7
2019July4.3
2019August0.2
2019September7.1
2019October4
2019November3
2019December7.6
2020January 2.6
2020February3.1
2020March2.2
2020April-10.3
2020May-18.2
2020June-4.6
2020July-2.5
2020August-7.6
2020September-2.8
2020October-6.1
2020November-2.8

Investment climate less unfavourable in January compared to 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 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 unfavourable in January than it was in November. This is mainly due to the fact that manufacturers are less negative about their order positions, the year-on-year decline in stock market prices has turned into an upward trend and consumer confidence is less negative than in November.

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