Investments almost 1 percent up in September

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Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets rose by 0.6 percent year-on-year in September 2021. Investments in machinery and dwellings were higher in particular. However, there were fewer investments in infrastructure and passenger cars. Compared to September 2019, investments were 3 percent lower.

Investment data have not been adjusted for calendar effects. September 2021 has the same number of working days as September 2020. According to the CBS Investment Radar, the circumstances for investments in the Netherlands are less favourable in November than they were in September.

Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume)
YearMonthchange (year-on-year % change)
2017October6.3
2017November6.9
2017December4.7
2018January14.1
2018February2.5
2018March6.2
2018April11
2018May3.2
2018June7.5
2018July4.6
2018August6
2018September-6.8
2018October7.6
2018November5.5
2018December-5
2019January6.6
2019February7.5
2019March0.7
2019April8.2
2019May10.7
2019June0.2
2019July5
2019August17.7
2019September8
2019October4.7
2019November3.7
2019December8.5
2020January 1.6
2020February2.6
2020March1.9
2020April-10.6
2020May-18.3
2020June-4.3
2020July-3
2020August-19.6
2020September-3.6
2020October-5.7
2020November-3.2
2020December-0.2
2021January-4
2021February-7.6
2021March9.6
2021April10.3
2021May10.7
2021June9.4
2021July3.6
2021August0.1
2021September0.6

According to the CBS Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands is less favourable in November than it was in September. This is mainly due to the fact that consumer confidence deteriorated and the year-on-year export growth was lower.

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