# Investments over 3 percent up in November

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that, in November 2022, the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was up by 3.1 percent year on year. This is mainly because of more investments in buildings and other road transport (e.g. lorries and delivery vans). There were fewer investments in infrastructure.

## Investment climate less unfavourable in January

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