Investments 4.5 percent up in October

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Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that, in October 2022, the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 4.5 percent larger year on year. This is mainly because investments in buildings and passenger cars were up. There were fewer investments in infrastructure.

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

Investments in tangible fixed assets (volume)
YearMonthchange (year-on-year % change)
2018November5.5
2018December-5
2019January6.5
2019February7.2
2019March0.6
2019April8.1
2019May10.6
2019June0
2019July5
2019August17.6
2019September8
2019October5
2019November4
2019December8.7
2020January 2.7
2020February4.3
2020March3.3
2020April-8.7
2020May-16.6
2020June-2.2
2020July-1.2
2020August-18
2020September-1.7
2020October-4.6
2020November-2.2
2020December0.5
2021January-4.7
2021February-7.5
2021March9
2021April9.9
2021May10.2
2021June9.2
2021July2.9
2021August-0.3
2021September-0.1
2021October-2.2
2021November2.1
2021December4.1
2022January-5.6
2022February5.2
2022March-3.8
2022April-0.3
2022May8.3
2022June8.1
2022July0
2022August5
2022September4.4
2022October4.5

Investment climate more unfavourable in November

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 December is less unfavourable than in October. This is mainly because the year-on-year growth of goods exports was higher, the year-on-year contraction in share prices was less substantial and consumer confidence was less negative.