Investments down by over 3 percent in January

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In January 2024, the investment volume for tangible fixed assets was down by 3.4 percent year on year, as reported by Statistics Netherlands (CBS). This is mainly due to lower investment in buildings and aircraft. However, more was invested in passenger cars and machinery.

These investment data have not been adjusted for calendar effects. January 2024 had the same number of working as January 2023. According to the CBS Investment Radar, conditions for investment in the Netherlands are more unfavourable in March 2024 than they were in January 2024.

YearMonthchange (year-on-year % change)
2020February4.3
2020March3.3
2020April-8.8
2020May-16.6
2020June-2.3
2020July-1.1
2020August-18
2020September-1.6
2020October-4.5
2020November-2.2
2020December0.5
2021January-4.1
2021February-6.9
2021March9
2021April10.2
2021May10.7
2021June9.3
2021July2.9
2021August-0.9
2021September-0.1
2021October-2.3
2021November1.8
2021December3.5
2023January-6.9
2023February4.1
2023March-4.6
2023April-0.8
2023May7.8
2023June3.1
2023July-0.7
2023August3.3
2023September3.7
2023October3.8
2023November3.3
2023December-2.1
2023January9
2023February5.3
2023March4.3
2023April-1.5
2023May6.3
2023June6.2
2023July1.7
2023August6.8
2023September-2.7
2023October0.9
2023November-4.6
2023December-7.5
2024January-3.4

Investment climate more unfavourable in March

Every month, CBS publishes an update on the investment climate in the CBS Investment Radar. Factors that are relevant to the investment climate include the situation in sales markets and the financial markets. Although the radar indicators correlate fairly well with fixed investment, improved conditions do not necessarily result in greater growth or a smaller contraction in investment.

According to the CBS Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands in March has deteriorated compared to January. This is mainly because the industrial capacity utilisation rate was lower. On the other hand, consumer confidence improved and the year-on-year contraction in goods exports was smaller.