Investments 5 percent up in February

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Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that, in February 2022, the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets grew by 5.0 percent year on year. Property investments (in dwellings and buildings) were up in particular. Compared to February 2020, investments were 2.5 percent lower.

Investment data have not been adjusted for calendar effects. February 2022 had the same number of working days as February 2021. According to the CBS Investment Radar, the circumstances for investments in the Netherlands are less favourable in April than they were in February.

Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume)
YearMonthchange (year-on-year % change)
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-4.4
2021February-7.1
2021March9
2021April10.5
2021May10.9
2021June9.7
2021July3.6
2021August0.6
2021September0.8
2021October-2.1
2021November2.2
2021December4.1
2022January-5.6
2022February5

Investment climate less favourable in April

Every month, CBS publishes updates on the investment climate in the CBS Investment Radar. Relevant circumstances for the investment climate include, for example, the situation on the sales markets and the financial markets. Although the radar indicators show a strong correlation with the investments in fixed assets, improved circumstances do not necessarily translate into an increased growth rate or less investment decline.

According to the CBS Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands in April is less favourable than it was in February, mainly because export growth was lower, consumer confidence was down again and the year-on-year rise in share prices was less substantial.