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The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 34 percent up in October compared to the same month last year.

The consumer price index (CPI) was 2 percent higher in November than in the same month last year.

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products were over 5 percent up in October 2018 year-on-year.

Producer confidence among Dutch manufacturers has increased in November 2018.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 0.3 percent down in September 2018 relative to the same month last year.

Dutch household consumption was over 2 percent up in September 2018.

The mood among Dutch consumers is less positive in November than in October. The consumer confidence indicator drops 2 points and stands at 13.

For 2019, entrepreneurs in the non-financial private sector expect higher turnover, staff increases and higher investments than in 2018. Aside from positive expectations for next year, more and more businesses indicate they are affected by staff shortages.

The total volume of goods exports grew by 2 percent percent in September relative to September 2017.

According to the CBS Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation has not changed in the past four months.

According to the first estimate conducted by Statistics Netherlands GDP expanded by 0.2 percent in Q3 2018 relative to the previous quarter.

Dutch retail sector achieved 1.7 percent turnover growth in September year-on-year, while the volume of sales increased by 1.9 percent.

There were 40 more bankruptcies in October 2018 than in the previous month. Most bankruptcies were recorded in the trade sector.

the average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 2.9 percent up in September compared to the same month last year.

The consumer price index (CPI) was 2.1 percent higher in October than in the same month last year.

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products were almost 5 percent up in September 2018 year-on-year.

Confidence 5.9 in October, up from 5.7 in September.

CBS reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 6.1 percent up in August.

In August 2018, prices of owner-occupied houses (excluding new constructions) were on average 9.3 percent higher than in the same month last year

Dutch household consumption was over 2 percent up in August 2018.

The mood among Dutch consumers is less positive in October than in September. The consumer confidence indicator drops 4 points and stands at 15.

According to the CBS Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation has not changed in October compared to the previous month.

The Dutch retail sector achieved 3.4 percent turnover growth in August year-on-year, while the volume of sales increased by 3.2 percent.

There were 33 fewer bankruptcies in September 2018 than in the previous month. This constitutes the lowest number of bankruptcies since 2001.

The total volume of goods exports grew by 3.2 percent percent in August relative to August 2017.

the average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 3.1 percent up in August compared to the same month last year.

The consumer price index (CPI) was 1.9 percent higher in September than in the same month last year.

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products were over 5 percent up in August 2018 year-on-year.

Confidence stood at 5.7 in September, down from 5.9 in August.

In August 2018, prices of owner-occupied houses (excluding new constructions) were on average 9.3 percent higher than in the same month last year

According to the second estimate conducted by Statistics Netherlands (CBS), GDP showed 0.8 percent growth in Q2 2018.

According to the CBS Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation has not changed in September compared to the previous month.

CBS reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 6.2 percent up in July.

Dutch household consumption was almost 3 percent up in July 2018.

The mood among Dutch consumers is slightly less positive in September than in August. The consumer confidence indicator drops 2 points and stands at 19.

The Dutch retail sector achieved 3.8 percent turnover growth in July year-on-year, while the volume of sales increased by 3.3 percent.

The total volume of goods exports grew by 3.0 percent percent in July relative to July 2017.

The number of corporate bankruptcies has increased slightly in August

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 2 percent up in July compared to the same month last year.

The consumer price index (CPI) was 2.3 percent higher in August than in the same month last year, the highest increase in almost five years.

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products were over 5 percent up in July 2018 year-on-year.

Dutch manufacturers were again less confident.

CBS reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 6.2 percent up in June.

In July 2018, prices of owner-occupied houses were on average 9.0 percent higher than in the same month last year. House prices also were at an all-time high.

Dutch household consumption was almost 3 percent up in June 2018.

The mood among Dutch consumers is slightly less positive in August than in July. The consumer confidence indicator drops 2 points and stands at 21.

At the start of Q3 2018, staff shortages in the non-financial private sector had increased according to the business confidence indicator. This formed an impediment to business operations across various sector, most notably the construction sector.

The total volume of goods exports fell slightly for the first time in over four years.

According to the CBS Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation has hardly changed in August compared to the previous month.

According to the first estimate conducted by Statistics Netherlands GDP expanded by 0.7 percent in Q2 2018 relative to the previous quarter.

The Dutch retail sector achieved 3.0 percent turnover growth in June year-on-year.

The number of corporate bankruptcies has increased slightly in July

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 3.4 percent up in June compared to the same month last year.

For the first time after September 2013, the price increase was above 2 percent.

Dutch manufacturers were again less confident.

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products were 5 percent up in June 2018 year-on-year.

CBS reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 1.9 percent up in May.

In June 2018, house prices reached an all-time high.

The mood among Dutch consumers has not changed in July 2018. The consumer confidence indicator remains at + 23.

Dutch household consumption was almost 2 percent up in May 2018.

According to the CBS Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation has hardly changed in July compared to the previous month.

The Dutch retail sector achieved 3.4 percent turnover growth in Mayl year-on-year.

The total volume of goods exports grew by 5 percent in May relative to May 2017.

The number of corporate bankruptcies has decreased in June 2018

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 3.2 percent up in May compared to the same month last year.

The consumer price index (CPI) was 1.7 percent higher in June than in the same month last year.

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products were 3.7 percent up in May 2018 year-on-year.

Dutch manufacturers were less confident in June 2018.

According to the second estimate conducted by Statistics Netherlands (CBS), GDP showed 0.6 percent growth in Q1 2018.

According to the CBS Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation has improved somewhat further in June.

CBS reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 11. 1 percent up in April.

In May 2018, house prices reached an all-time high.

The mood among Dutch consumers has hardly changed in June 2018. The consumer confidence indicator remains at + 23.

Dutch household consumption was 3 percent up in April 2018.

The Dutch retail sector achieved 5.7 percent turnover growth in April year-on-year.

The total volume of goods exports grew by 6.6 percent in April relative to April 2017.

The number of corporate bankruptcies has decreased in May 2018

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 3.5 percent up in March compared to the same month last year.

The consumer price index (CPI) was 1.7 percent higher in May than in the same month last year.

Confidence among Dutch manufacturers stood at 9.8 in May, up from 8.2 in April.

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products were 1.1 percent up in April 2018 year-on-year.

CBS reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 4.9 percent up in March.

Dutch household consumption was 3.3 percent up in March 2018.

Dutch Consumer Confidence stands at +23 in May, down from +25 in April.

In April 2018, prices of owner-occupied houses (excluding new constructions) were on average 8.8 percent higher.

Dutch retail sector achieved 1.5 percent turnover growth in March year-on-year.

According to the CBS Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation has improved slightly in May.

According to the first estimate conducted by Statistics Netherlands (CBS), GDP showed 0.5 percent growth in Q1 2018.

The total volume of goods exports grew by 3 in March 2018. Exports of transport equipment, machinery and appliances increased most notably

The number of bankruptcies was the same in April 2018 as in the preceding month.

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 3.5 percent up in March compared to the same month last year.

The consumer price index was 0.9 percent higher in April than in the same month last year.

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products were 0.7 percent up in March 2018 year-on-year.

Confidence among Dutch manufacturers stood at 8.2 in April.

CBS reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 2.3 percent up in February.

Dutch household consumption was 2.6 percent up in February 2018.

Dutch Consumer Confidence stands at +25 in April. Opinions of Dutch consumers on the economic climate are slightly more positive. Willingness to buy also improves marginally.

In March 2018, prices of owner-occupied houses (excluding new constructions) were on average 8.6 percent higher.

According to the CBS Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation has improved slightly in April.

The total volume of goods exports grew by 4.2 percent in February 2018

There were 34 more bankruptcies in March 2018 than in the previous month. In February, the number of bankruptcies fell by 42. Most bankruptcies in March were recorded in the trade sector.

The consumer price index was 1.0 percent higher in March than in the same month last year.

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 4.2 percent up in February compared to the same month last year.

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products were 0.3 percent up in February 2018 year-on-year.

Confidence among Dutch manufacturers stood at 9.5 in March.

According to the second estimate conducted by Statistics Netherlands (CBS), GDP showed 0.8 percent growth in Q4 2017.

According to the CBS Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation has hardly changed in January.

CBS reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 12.1 percent up in January.

Dutch Consumer Confidence stands at +24 in March.

Dutch household consumption was 0.7 percent up in January 2018.

In February 2018, prices of owner-occupied houses (excluding new constructions) were on average 9.5 percent higher.

The total volume of goods exports grew by 5.5 percent in January 2018

Dutch retail sector achieved 3.5 percent turnover growth in January year-on-year.

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 7.1 percent up in January 2018.

The number of corporate bankruptcies has decreased to the lowest level of the century.

The consumer price index was 1.2 percent higher in February than in the same month last year.

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products were 1.2 percent up in January 2018 year-on-year.

Turnover generated by temp agencies increased by 2.5 percent in Q4 2017.

Never before were manufacturers so optimistic.

CBS reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 0.2 percent down in December.

Dutch household consumption was 1.2 percent up in December 2017.

Dutch Consumer Confidence stands at +23 in February.

In January 2018, prices of owner-occupied houses (excluding new constructions) were on average 8.8 percent higher.

According to the first estimate conducted by Statistics Netherlands (CBS), GDP showed 0.8 percent growth in Q4 2017.

The total volume of goods exports grew by 6.6 percent in December 2017

According to the CBS Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation has hardly changed in January.

Dutch retail sector achieved 5.5 percent turnover growth in November year-on-year.

The number of bankruptcies increased by 5 in January.

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 5.2 percent up in December 2017.

The consumer price index was 15 percent higher in January than in the same month last year.

Never before were manufacturers so optimistic.

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products were 2.8 percent up in December 2017 year-on-year.

Investments were up by almost 9 percent in November 2017 compared to November 2016.

Dutch Consumer Confidence stands at +25 in December.

Dutch household consumption was 2.6 percent up in November 2017.

In December 2017, prices of owner-occupied houses (excluding new constructions) were on average 8.2 percent higher.

The total volume of goods exports grew by 9.4 percent in November 2017

According to the CBS Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation has hardly changed in January.

Dutch retail sector achieved 5.5 percent turnover growth in November year-on-year.

The number of bankruptcies in 2017 was 3,290. This is the lowest annual figure since 2001.

The consumer price index rose by 1.4 percent on average in 2017 on the previous year.

The consumer price index was 1.3 percent higher in December than in the same month last year.

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 4.4 percent up in November 2017.

Confidence among Dutch manufacturers stood at 8.9 in December.

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products were 5 percent up in November 2017 year-on-year.

According to the second estimate conducted by Statistics Netherlands (CBS), GDP showed 0.4 percent growth in Q3 2017.

According to the CBS Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation has improved slightly in December.

Dutch household consumption was 1.7 percent up in October 2017.

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 8.3 percent up in October 2017.

In November 2017, prices of owner-occupied houses were on average 8.2 percent higher.

Changes in employed and unemployed labour force, November 2017

Dutch Consumer Confidence stands at +25 in December.

Dutch retail sector achieved almost 2 percent turnover growth in October year-on-year.

The total volume of goods exports grew by 5.2 percent in October 2017

There were 8 fewer bankruptcies in November than in October 2017.

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 4 percent up in October 2017.

The consumer price index was 1.5 percent higher in November than in the same month last year.

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products were 3.5 percent up in October 2017 year-on-year.

Turnover generated by temp agencies increased by 1.0 percent in Q3 2017.

Confidence among Dutch manufacturers stood at 9.1 in November.

Dutch Consumer Confidence remains unchanged in November. The consumer confidence indicator stands at 23.

Dutch household consumption was 3.1 percent up in September 2017.

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 4.7 percent up in September 2017.

In October 2017, prices of owner-occupied houses were on average 8.2 percent higher.

Changes in employed and unemployed labour force, October 2017

According to the CBS Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation has improved further in November.

Total volume of goods exports grew by almost 7 percent in September 2017.

Dutch retail sector achieved 5.8 percent turnover growth in September year-on-year.

The number of corporate bankruptcies has increase in October.

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 5.2 percent up in September 2017.

The consumer price index was 1.3 percent higher in October than in the same month last year.

Confidence among Dutch manufacturers stood at 8.2 in October, down from from 8.5 in September.

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products were nearly 5 percent up in September 2017 year-on-year.

In September 2017, prices of owner-occupied houses were on average 7.3 percent higher.

Dutch household consumption was 2.3 percent up in August 2017.

Dutch Consumer Confidence remains unchanged in October. The consumer confidence indicator stands at 23.

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 8.4 percent up in August 2017.

Changes in employed and unemployed labour force, September 2017

According to the CBS Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation has improved in October.

The Dutch retail sector achieved over 4 percent turnover growth in August.

Total volume of goods exports grew by over 7 percent in August 2017.

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was almost 4 percent up.

The number of corporate bankruptcies has increased slightly.

The consumer price index was 1.5 percent higher in September than in September 2016.

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products were over 4 percent up in August 2017 year-on-year.

GDP showed a 1.5 percent growth in Q2 2017 relative to Q1 2017.

The economic situation is more or less the same in September compared to one month previously.

In August 2017, prices of owner-occupied houses were on average 7.8 percent higher.

Dutch consumer confidence is less positive in september at +23, down from +26.

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 9.3 percent up in July 2017.

Dutch consumer spending was 2.8 percent up in July 2017 from July 2016.

The Dutch retail sector achieved 4.5 percent turnover growth in July.

The total volume of goods exports grew by nearly 7 percent in July 2017.

The number of bankruptcies reached its lowest level in this century.

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 3 percent up in July 2017.

The consumer price index (CPI) was 1.4 percent higher in August than in August 2016.

The total number of temp hours increased by 4.2 percent, the highest increase since Q2 2007.

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products in July 2017 were almost 3 percent up year-on-year.

Confidence among Dutch manufacturers stood at 5.4 in August, down from 6.6 in July.

Dutch consumer confidence has improved marginally in August to +26.

Dutch consumer spending was more than 2 percent up in June 2017 from June 2016.

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 0.3 percent down in June 2017.

Prices of owner-occupied houses were almost 8 percent higher in July 2017 than in July last year.

The economic situation improved in August.

Prices of owner-occupied houses were on average 8 percent higher in June 2017 than in June last year.

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In June, turnover in the retail sector was 1.7 percent higher than in the same month in 2015.

On a year-on-year basis, the CPI inflation rate in the Netherlands was 0.6 percent in March.

According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), confidence among Dutch manufacturers improved in March.

According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), confidence among Dutch manufacturers improved in March.

The mood among Dutch consumers deteriorated further in March.

Over the past three months, unemployment declined by an average of 5 thousand a month.

The average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry in January 2016 was 2.8 percent up from the same month last year. This is mainly due to considerable production growth in the electrical appliances and pharmaceutical industries.

According to the consumer price index (CPI), the inflation rate in the Netherlands was 0.6 percent in February. In January consumer prices were also 0.6 percent up from one year previously.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the number of bankruptcies increased by 82 in February 2016 relative to January 2015. Over the past six months the number of bankruptcies has increased almost continuously. Most bankruptcies were filed in the trade sector.

According to Statistics Netherlands, the total number of hours worked in temp jobs increased by 3.6 percent in Q4 2015 relative to Q3. This is the most substantial increase in five years.

According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), output prices of products manufactured in the Netherlands were 4.1 percent lower in January 2016 than in January 2015. In December 2015 year-on-year prices were 5 percent down. Over the past months prices have fallen less rapidly.

According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), confidence among Dutch manufacturers hardly changed in February. The producer confidence indicator fell from 3.2 in January to 3.1 in February. Manufacturers in the wood and construction industry are most optimistic.

Prices of owner-occupied houses (excluding new constructions) were on average 4.1 percent higher in January 2016 than in January 2015. This is the most substantial year-on-year price increase in almost 8 years, according to the price index of owner-occupied houses, a joint publication by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and the Land Registry Office.

The mood among Dutch consumers deteriorated further in February. According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the consumer confidence indicator fell by 5 points to - 1. For the first time in almost a year consumer confidence dipped below zero.

According to figures released by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) today, Dutch consumer spending on goods and services was 0.6 percent up in December 2015 from December 2014. The CBS Consumption Radar shows that circumstances for Dutch household consumption are less favourable in February than in January and December.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets grew by 19.3 percent in December 2015 on an annual basis. The increase is more substantial than in November. This is mainly due to the boost in car sales.

Unemployment fell over the past three months by an average of 14 thousand a month. In January 574 thousand people and 6.5 percent in the labour force were unemployed. Statistics Netherlands reports that the number of employed grew by an average of 6 thousand a month over the past three months.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports today that - just as in the preceding months - the economic situation in the Netherlands continues to improve. Most indicators in February’s Business Cycle Tracer performed above the level of their long-term average.

Statistics Netherlands reports that Dutch quarter-on-quarter economic growth in Q4 2015 was 0.3 percent. Growth is fuelled by investments and exports.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of exports of goods was 0.9 percent up in December 2015 from December 2014. In December, exports of transport equipment, chemical, oil and (basic) metal products grew most noticeably.

January’s inflation rate according to the consumer price index (CPI) was 0.6 percent. In December consumer prices were 0.7 percent higher than one year previously.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that - after four months of increase - the number of bankruptcies fell by 27 in January 2016 relative to December 2015. Most bankruptcies were filed in the trade sector.

According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), output prices of products manufactured in the Netherlands were 5 percent down in December 2015 from December 2014. This time too, the crude oil price and prices of petroleum derivatives had plummeted. Year-on-year oil prices fell less rapidly in December than in November.

According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), confidence among Dutch manufacturers improved slightly in January. They were considerably more positive about their stocks of finished products and their order books. The producer confidence indicator rose from 3.0 in December to 3.2 in January. Manufacturers in the wood and construction industry are most optimistic.

Prices of owner-occupied houses (excluding new constructions) were on average 3.2 percent higher in December 2015 than in December 2014. Year-on-year prices rose less rapidly than in the previous month, when the most substantial price increase in 7.5 years was recorded.

According to figures released by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) today, Dutch consumer spending on goods and services was 0.3 percent up in November 2015 from November 2014, the lowest increase in 2015 so far.

In the fourth quarter of 2015 unemployment declined by an average of 7 thousand a month, whereas the downward trend stalled in August and September. In December 588 thousand people in the Netherlands were unemployed, i.e. 6.6 percent of the labour force. Statistics Netherlands reports that the number of employed rose marginally over the past quarter by an average of 3 thousand a month.

In January, the mood among Dutch consumers is less positive than in December. According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the consumer confidence indicator fell by 2 points to + 4. The downturn is mainly due to the fact that consumers are less optimistic about the economic climate.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that, year-on-year, the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets grew by 13.1 percent in November 2015. The increase is more substantial than in October. Investments in residential property and passenger cars grew most rapidly.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the number of bankruptcies rose by 5 in December 2015 relative to November. In the previous three months, the number of bankruptcies also increased. In 2015, a total of 5,266 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were faced with bankruptcy, i.e. a reduction by more than one-fifth relative to 2014 and the lowest level in 7 years.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of exports of goods was 1.8 percent up in November 2015 from November 2014. Growth was less substantial than in the preceding month, when exports grew by 3.9 percent. In November, exports of transport equipment and chemical, rubber and plastic products grew most noticeably. Statistics Netherlands’ Exports Radar shows that circumstances for Dutch exports were marginally better in December and January than in November.

According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was 2.3 percent up in November 2015 from the same month last year. This is mainly due to considerable production growth in the pharmaceutical and the chemical industry. Adjusted for seasonal variation, Dutch manufacturing output is at the highest level since 2013.

According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the CPI inflation rates in November and December 2015 were 0.7 percent higher than in the same months in 2014. The rate over the entire year 2015 averaged 0.6 percent.

According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), output prices of products manufactured in the Netherlands were 6.9 percent down in November 2015 from November 2014. In October this year, prices were 8.9 percent below the level of twelve months previously. Prices of manufactured products are closely linked to oil prices. Year-on-year oil prices fell by less in November than in October.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports today that - just as in the preceding months -  the economic situation in the Netherlands continues to improve. Most indicators in December’s Business Cycle Tracer performed above the level of their long-term average.

According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), confidence among Dutch manufacturers deteriorated in December. They were less positive, in particular about their future output. The producer confidence indicator fell from 4 in November to 3 in December. The decline is largely due to the (basic) metal industry. Manufacturers of food, beverages and tobacco products were most optimistic.

According to the second estimate on economic growth conducted by Statistics Netherlands (CBS), economic growth in the Netherlands was 0.1 percent in the third quarter of 2015 relative to the second quarter. The growth rate remains unchanged. According to the first estimate, published on 13 November, the growth rate was also 0.1 percent. The picture of the economy also remains unchanged. Exports, investments and consumption all made a positive contribution to economic growth. First estimate

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets grew by 3.9 percent in October 2015 relative to October 2014. The increase is less substantial than in the previous month. The slowdown is caused by lower investments in residential property and infrastructural projects.

Prices of owner-occupied houses (excluding new constructions) were on average 3.8 percent higher in November 2015 than in November 2014. This is the most substantial year-on-year price increase in 7.5 years

In December, Dutch consumers are less positive than in November. According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the consumer confidence indicator fell by 3 points to + 6. The decrease is mainly due to the fact that consumers are less positive about the economic climate.  Consumers’ willingness to buy remains unchanged

According to figures released by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) today, Dutch consumer spending on goods and services was 1.8 percent up in October 2015 from October 2014. Natural gas consumption increased noticeably.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of exports of goods was 3.7 percent up in October 2015 from October 2014. Growth was somewhat higher than in the preceding month, when exports grew by 1.5 percent. In October, exports of petroleum derivatives and chemical products grew most noticeably. Statistics Netherlands’ Exports Radar shows that circumstances for Dutch exports in November and December were more or less the same as in October.

According to the consumer price index (CPI), Dutch inflation over November was 0.7 percent. In the two preceding months, consumer prices were 0.6 percent up from one year previously. Petrol prices drove inflation up, according to Statistics Netherlands (CBS).

According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was up by 2.1 percent in October 2015 from the same month last year. This is mainly due to production growth in the electrical and chemical industry.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the number of bankruptcies rose by 1 in November 2015 relative to October. Most bankruptcies were filed in the trade sector.

In October 2015, output prices of products manufactured in the Netherlands were 8.7 percent down from October 2014. In September this year, prices were 9.1 percent below the level of twelve months previously. Prices of manufactured products are strongly linked to oil prices

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports today that similar to previous months, the economic situation in the Netherlands has improved further on nearly all accounts .  In November 2015, most indicators of the Business Cycle Tracer performed above the level of their long-term average. The economic situation looks marginally better than last month.

According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the total amount of hours worked in temp jobs increased by 2.5 percent in the third quarter relative to the second quarter of 2015. This increase is somewhat smaller than in the preceding quarter. The amount of hours worked in temp jobs has increased for two and a half years now.

According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), confidence among Dutch manufacturers improved in November relative to October. The producer confidence indicator rose from 2.4. in October to 4.0 in November. Producers’ opinions about future output have improved most noticeably.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) announced that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets grew by 12.1 percent in September 2015 relative to September 2014. The increase is again mainly due to considerably higher investments in residential property.

Prices of owner-occupied houses (excluding new constructions) were on average 3.4 percent higher in October 2015 than in October 2014.The year-on-year price increase is about equal to the increase in September, when the highest increase in more than 7 years was recorded. Since June of 2013, the price trend for owner-occupied houses has been slightly upwards.

Over the past three months, more people in the Netherlands who were not actively looking on the labour market have begun seeking employment, but often without success. The number of people in the Dutch labour force remained practically the same. As a result, the number of unemployed increased by 4,000 on average over the past three months. In October, 6.9 percent of the labour force were unemployed. At 616 thousand, the number is still below that of last January, when unemployment started declining.

The mood among Dutch consumers was marginally better in November than in October. According to Statistics Netherlands, the consumer confidence indicator rose 1 point to + 9. Consumers are somewhat more positive about both component indicators of consumer confidence, i.e. their opinions on the economic climate and their willingness to buy.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the Dutch economy grew by 0.1 percent in the third quarter of this year relative to the second quarter. The growth rate is based on a first estimate with data currently available. Exports, investments and consumption made a positive contribution.

Dutch companies have a positive outlook for 2016. For the first time in five years, there are more companies expecting an increase in vacancies rather than reduction. In spite of a slight decline, business confidence remains positive in the fourth quarter.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of exports of goods was 1.4 percent up in September 2015 from September 2014. Growth was substantially lower than in the preceding months. The Exports Radar shows that circumstances for Dutch exports in October and November were more or less the same as in September.

According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was 0.7 percent up in September 2015 from the same month last year. This is mainly due to production growth in the pharmaceutical and electrical industry.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that, adjusted for court session days, the number of bankruptcies rose by 47 in October 2015 relative to September. The number of bankruptcies increased notably in the sectors construction and hotels and restaurants.

According to the consumer price index (CPI), Dutch inflation over October was 0.7 percent. In September, consumer prices were 0.6 percent up from one year previously. Petrol and airline ticket prices drove inflation up.

In September 2015, output prices of products manufactured in the Netherlands were 9.1 percent down from September 2014. In August this year, prices were 8.1 percent below the level of twelve months previously. Prices of manufactured products are strongly linked to oil prices.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports today that the economic situation in the Netherlands remains invariably positive. Nearly all indicators in the Business Cycle Tracer performed above the level of their long-term average. Relative to the previous month, the economic situation has hardly changed in October 2015.

According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), confidence among Dutch manufacturers deteriorated in October compared to September. The producer confidence indicator fell from 3.8 in September to 2.4 in October. This is mainly because Dutch manufacturers are less positive about their order books and stocks of finished products.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) announced that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets grew by 13.2 percent in August 2015 relative to August 2014. The increase is mainly due to considerably higher investments in residential property and infrastructural projects.

Prices of owner-occupied houses (excluding new constructions) were on average 3.5 percent higher in September 2015 than in September 2014, the highest year-on-year price increase since April 2008, according to the price index of owner-occupied houses, a joint publication by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and the Land Registry Office.

According to the figures released by Statistics Netherlands today, Dutch consumer spending on goods and services in August 2015 was up by 1.4 percent on August 2014. Consumers mainly spent more on food, drinks and tobacco.

The mood among Dutch consumers was substantially better in October than in September. According to Statistics Netherlands, the consumer confidence indicator rose by 3 points to +8. This is the highest level in more than eight years.

Early this year, the number of unemployed started to fall, but in the past three months the decline has come to a standstill. In September, 607 thousand people or 6.8 percent in the labour force were unemployed, i.e. the same as in July and August.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of exports of goods was 5.4 percent up in August 2015 from August 2014, the most substantial growth since February.

According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was down by 0.6 percent in August 2015 from the same month last year. This is mainly due to the production decline in machinery manufacturing.

According to the consumer price index (CPI), inflation was 0.6 percent in September. Statistics Netherlands reports that in August consumer prices were 0.8 percent higher than one year previously.  Petrol price developments had a considerable downward effect on inflation, although the rate is still higher than in January, when the lowest level in 27 years was recorded.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that, adjusted for court session days, the number of bankruptcies, declined by 7 in September 2015 relative to August, thus reaching the lowest level since October 2008. The downward trend in bankruptcies continues.

In August 2015, output prices of products manufactured in the Netherlands were 8.1 percent down from August 2014. In July this year, prices were 5.9 percent below the level of twelve months previously. Prices of manufactured products are closely related to oil prices.

Statistics Netherlands reports today that optimism about the Dutch economy prevails. Nearly all relevant indicators perform above the level of their long-term average. The economic situation improved marginally in September 2015 relative to August.

According to Statistics Netherlands, the mood among Dutch manufacturers in September has improved slightly compared to August. The producer confidence indicator has risen from 3.5 in August to 3.8 in September.

According to the second estimate of economic growth conducted by Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the Dutch economy grew 0.2 percent in Q2 2015 relative to Q1 2015.

Prices of owner-occupied houses, excluding new constructions, were on average 2.5 percent higher in August 2015 than in August 2014.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) announced today that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets in July 2015 grew by 10 percent on July 2014. This increase is mainly due to considerably higher investments in residential property and passenger cars.

The mood among Dutch consumers has hardly changed in September compared to August. According to Statistics Netherlands, the consumer confidence indicator declined by 1 point to +5. Consumer confidence has been fairly stable for four months now.

According to figures released by Statistics Netherlands today, Dutch consumer spending on goods and services was up by 1.3 percent in July 2015 on the same month last year. Consumers mainly spent more on home furnishings and household appliances.

Over the past three months, unemployment among people aged 25 to 44 has declined faster than among people aged 45 and up. In August, a total of 604 thousand people were unemployed, 13 thousand fewer than three months earlier. Unemployment figures in August were nearly identical to July and were equivalent to 6.8 percent of the labour force.

The volume of exports of goods was up by 5.4 percent in July 2015 from July 2014. This growth is stronger than in the preceding five months, according to Statistics Netherlands, and most substantial in the exports of transport equipment, machines and devices.

The Dutch inflation rate according to the consumer price index (CPI) was 0.8 percent in August, versus 1.0 percent in July. The decline was due mainly to the price developments in clothing and petrol.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the number of bankruptcies, adjusted for the number of court session days, declined by 113 in August 2015 from July. The number of bankruptcies is at its lowest level since October 2008.

According to Statistics Netherlands’ Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation improved slightly in August 2015 from July. Almost all indicators in the Tracer are performing better than their long-term trend.

The total number of hours worked in temp jobs increased by 3.2 percent in the second quarter on the first quarter of 2015. According to Statistics Netherlands, this is the most substantial increase in almost five years.

In July 2015, prices of Dutch manufactured products were 6.0 percent down from July 2014. In June, prices had been 5.4 percent below the level of twelve months previously.

The mood among Dutch manufacturers in August has hardly changed compared to July. Statistics Netherlands reported today that optimism has prevailed among Dutch manufacturers since October 2014.

Prices of owner-occupied houses, excluding new constructions, were on average 2.7 percent higher in July 2015 than in July 2014. Residential property prices have risen modestly since the summer of 2013, according to the price index of owner-occupied houses – a joint publication by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and the Land Registry Office.

Unemployment fell to 603 thousand in July. Over the past three months, unemployment declined by 22 thousand. The number of working people increased by 14 thousand in this period. The employed labour force currently includes 8.3 million people. The most recent figures show thatt 6.8 percent of the Dutch labour force were unemployed in July.

The mood among Dutch consumers has improved in August compared to July. According to Statistics Netherlands, the consumer confidence indicator rose by 2 points to + 6 and is back at the June level.

According to figures released by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) today, Dutch consumer spending on goods and services was 2.2 percent up in June 2015 from the same month last year. Consumers spent more on home furnishing articles and household appliances.

The Dutch economy grew by 0.1 percent in Q2 2015 relative to Q1. Exports, investments and household consumption contributed in a positive manner, but the growth figure was pushed down when the extraction of natural gas was substantially reduced.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of exports of goods was 1.7 percent up in June 2015 from June 2014. The growth is less substantial than in the preceding months.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the number of bankruptcies, adjusted for the number of court session days, was approximately the same in July 2015 as in June.

According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was 3.6 percent up in June 2015 from the same month last year. For the fourth month in a row, manufacturing output was higher than in the same month one year previously.

Statistics Netherlands reports that Dutch inflation according to the consumer price index (CPI) was 1.0 percent in July, just as in June.

According to Statistics Netherlands’ Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation improved considerably in July 2015 relative to June. In the period summer 2013-spring 2014, the Dutch economy improved continually, but subsequently, improvement occurred more gradually.

In June 2015, prices of Dutch manufactured products were 5.4 percent down from June 2014. In May this year, prices were 4.9 percent below the level of twelve months previously. Prices of manufactured products are closely related to oil prices.

The confidence among Dutch manufacturers fell slightly, but the mood remains optimistic. Statistics Netherlands reported today that optimism has prevailed among Dutch manufacturers since October 2014.

Prices of owner-occupied houses, excluding new constructions, were on average 2.6 percent higher in June 2015 than in June 2014. House prices have been above the level of the same month in the preceding year for more than twelve months now. The most substantial price increase was recorded in Amsterdam.

According to figures released by Statistics Netherlands today, Dutch consumer spending on goods and services was up by 1.1 percent in May 2015 on the same month last year. Consumers spent more on home furnishings and household appliances.

Statistics Netherlands announced today that the volume of investment in tangible fixed assets was 6.7 percent higher in May 2015 than in May 2014.

Statistics Netherlands announced today that the volume of exports of goods was 7.5 percent up in May 2015 from May 2014. The growth is more substantial than in the previous month.

According to Statistics Netherlands, the number of bankruptcies of businesses and institutions corrected for the number of court session days in June 2015 was down 35 from May.

As reported today by Statistics Netherlands, Dutch inflation according to the consumer price index (CPI) fell to 1.0 per cent in June. Consumer prices went up by 1.1 percent in May. Inflation rates fall for the first time since January following the sharp increase in May.

In May 2015, prices of Dutch manufactured products were 5.0 percent down from May 2014. In April this year, prices were 5.6 percent below the level of twelve months previously. Prices of manufactured products are closely related to oil prices.

According to Statistics Netherlands’ Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation improved considerably in June 2015 from May

The mood among Dutch manufacturers has improved further according to Statistics Netherlands. The producer confidence indicator has risen from 4.1 in May to 4.6 in June, the highest level in more than four years.

Prices of owner-occupied houses, excluding new construction, were on average 2.6 percent higher in May 2015 than in May 2014. House prices have been above the level of the corresponding month in the previous year for over a year.

According to figures released by Statistics Netherlands today, Dutch consumer spending on goods and services was 1.5 percent up in April 2015 from the same month last year.

The mood among Dutch consumers has improved substantially in June compared to May. According to Statistics Netherlands, the consumer confidence indicator rose by 4 points to + 6. This is the highest level in almost eight years.

Statistics Netherlands announced today that the volume of exports of goods was 4.7 percent up in April 2015 from twelve months previously. The growth is somewhat larger than in the previous two months.

According to Statistics Netherlands, the average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry in April 2015 was 0.9 percent up from April 2014.

According to Statistics Netherlands, 370 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt in May this year, i.e. 84 down from the preceding month.

Statistics Netherlands reported today that Dutch inflation in terms of the consumer price index (CPI) rose to 1.1 percent in May, i.e. the highest level in the last 7 months. The price increase in April was 0.6 percent.

In April 2015, retail prices of Dutch manufactured products were 6.1 down percent from April 2014. In March this year, prices were 6.9 percent below the level of twelve months previously.

The total number of hours worked in temp jobs increased was 1.1 percent higher in the first quarter of 2015 than in the fourth quarter of 2014. According to Statistics Netherlands, the total number of hours worked has been increasing for two years now

ccording to Statistics Netherlands’ Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation improved considerably in May 2015  relative to April. In the period between summer 2013 and spring 2014, the economy improved continually, but since then the recovery process evolved more gradually. In May the recovery process is accelerating.

The mood among Dutch manufacturers has improved further according to Statistics Netherlands. The producer confidence indicator has risen from 3.3 in April to 4.1 in May, the highest level in more than four years

According to figures released by Statistics Netherlands today, Dutch consumer spending on goods and services was up by 1.9 percent in March 2015 on the same month last year. Consumers spent more on natural gas, home appliances and furnishings.

At the beginning of the second quarter, business confidence in the Dutch private sector is at the same level as in the first quarter. Over the past six quarters, the mood has been positive.

Statistics Netherlands announced today that the volume of investment in tangible fixed assets was 14.3 percent higher in March 2015 than in March 2014.

The number of employed people increased by an average of 2 thousand a month in the period February-April. Employment rose noticeably among young people and over-45s. In the same period, the labour force declined by an average of 5 thousand a month. As a result, unemployment fell by 7 thousand a month. The unemployment rate in the Netherlands was 7.0 percent, versus 7.2 percent three months previously.

Prices of owner-occupied houses, excluding new constructions, were on average 2.3 percent higher in April 2015 than in April 2014. House prices have been above the level of the corresponding month of the previous year for just over 12 months.

The recovery of the Dutch labour market continued in the first quarter of 2015 albeit somewhat slower. There was a job increase of 6 thousand, reaching 9.8 million, plus another 40 thousand jobs in the last quarter of 2014. Unemployment was down by 2 thousand on the previous quarter, reaching 635 thousand, or 7.1 percent of the employed labour force. Young people in particular found work. Long-term unemployment increased slightly among the over 45s according to the figures released by Statistics Netherlands today.

Statistics Netherlands announced today that the volume of exports of goods was 1.1 percent up in March 2015 from twelve months previously.

According to Statistics Netherlands, the average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was 1.6 percent higher in March 2015 than in March 2014. This is the first increase after five months of decline.

According to the most recent figures from Statistics Netherlands, Dutch inflation in terms of the consumer price index (CPI) rose to 0.6 percent in April.

According to Statistics Netherlands, 446 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt in April this year, i.e. 198 less than in the preceding month.

In March 2015, selling prices of Dutch manufactured products were down 6.9 percent on March 2014. In February 2015 prices were 8.8 percent lower than twelve months before.

According to Statistics Netherlands’ Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation has improved somewhat again in April 2015 relative to March. In the last two months, the economy also improved.

The mood among Dutch manufacturers has improved substantially in April 2015 according to Statistics Netherlands. The producer confidence indicator increased from 1.4 in March to 3.3 in April.

Statistics Netherlands announced today that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 2.2 percent higher in February 2015 than in February 2014.

According to figures released by Statistics Netherlands today, Dutch consumer spending on goods and services was 2.4 percent up in February 2015 from the same month last year, i.e. the most substantial increase in four years. Consumers spent more on natural gas, clothes and home furnishing articles.

Prices of owner-occupied houses, excluding new constructions, were on average 2.7 percent higher in March 2015 than in March 2014.

The number of people who found jobs during the past three months has grown by an average of 6 thousand a month. Most of them are young.

Statistics Netherlands announced today that the volume of exports of goods was 6.6 percent larger in February 2015 than twelve months previously. The growth was somewhat lower than in January

According to Statistics Netherlands, the average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was 0.2 percent lower in February 2015 than in February 2014. The decline was less substantial than in January. Manufacturing output still suffered the effects from a major closedown in the tobacco industry. If this is not taken into account, manufacturing output would be slightly higher than one year previously.

According to Statistics Netherlands, 614 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt in March this year, i.e. 134 more than in the preceding month.

According to the consumer price index (CPI), inflation in the Netherlands climbed to 0.4 percent in March. In February the consumer price increase was 0.2 percent. Statistics Netherlands announced today that - after a substantial decline in January - inflation rose for the second month in a row.

According to Statistics Netherlands’ Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation has improved marginally in March 2015 relative to February.

In February 2015, selling prices of products manufactured in the Netherlands were 8.8 percent down from February 2014. In January 2015, prices were 10.6 percent down from twelve months previously.

According to figures released by Statistics Netherlands today, Dutch consumer spending on goods and services was 1.8 percent up in January 2015 from January 2014. This was the most substantial increase in four years.

The mood among Dutch manufacturers deteriorated in March 2015. The producer confidence indicator decreased from 2.0 in February to 1.4 in March. Statistics Netherlands announced today that this was the third month in a row that producer confidence decreased.

Prices of owner-occupied houses, excluding new constructions, were on average 2.4 percent higher in February 2015 than in February 2014.

Statistics Netherlands announced today that the volume of investment in tangible fixed assets was 5.1 percent higher in January 2015 than in January 2014. The increase is mainly caused by higher investments in road transport and residential property.

For the first time since the summer of 2007, the mood among Dutch consumers is positive. According to Statistics Netherlands, the consumer confidence indicator rose from -7 in February to + 2 in March.

As fewer people actively engaged on the labour market in February, unemployment declined. The number of employed was about the same as in January.

According to Statistics Netherlands, the average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was 1.5 percent lower in January 2015 than in January 2014. The decrease was somewhat smaller than in December.

Statistics Netherlands announced today that the volume of exports of goods was 10.2 percent up in January 2015 from January 2014. This was the highest growth since 2011.

According to Statistics Netherlands, 470 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt in February this year, i.e. 7 down from the preceding month.

In January 2015, selling prices of products manufactured in the Netherlands were 10.7 percent down from January 2014. In December 2014, prices were 8.0 percent down from twelve months previously.

According to Statistics Netherlands’ Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation in February 2015 is slightly better than in January, but the economic recovery is still fragile. In the period summer 2013-spring 2014, the economy gradually picked up, but since then the recovery process has slowed down.

The mood among Dutch manufacturers deteriorated somewhat in February. Statistics Netherlands announced today that the producer confidence indicator decreased from 2.8 in January to 2.0 in February, as producers were less positive about order books. This was the second month in a row with a decrease.

Statistics Netherlands announced today that the volume of investment in tangible fixed assets was 2.8 percent lower in December 2014 than in December 2013. The decrease is mainly caused by lower investments in road transport.

According to figures released by Statistics Netherlands today, household spending on goods and services was 0.5 percent  up in December 2014 from December 2013.

Prices of owner-occupied houses, excluding new construction, were on average 2.1 percent higher in January 2015 than in January 2014. Year-on-year house prices have been higher than one year previously for ten months now.

Statistics Netherlands announced today that the volume of exports of goods was 6.9 percent up in December 2014 from December 2013. In November, exports were 3.9 percent higher. Exports of transport vehicles, metal, machinery and equipment grew most notably in December.

According to Statistics Netherlands, the average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was 2.8 percent lower in December 2014 than in December 2013. Altogether, manufacturing output was 1.1 percent up from 2013.

According to Statistics Netherlands, 464 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt in January, 56 fewer than in December 2014. The decrease was caused by the fact that January had one court session day less than December, 4 against 5.

According to Statistics Netherlands’ Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation in January 2015 is about the same as in December, but the economic recovery is still fragile.

Selling prices of products manufactured in the Netherlands were 8.0 percent down in December from December 2013. In November, prices were 3.7 percent down from twelve months previously. According to Statistics Netherlands, prices of manufactured products are seriously affected by price developments on the oil market.

The mood among Dutch manufacturers deteriorated somewhat in January. Statistics Netherlands announced today that the producer confidence indicator decreased from 3.4 in December to 2.8 in January, ast producers were less positive about their output in the next three months.

According to figures today, the number of unemployed people rose by 12 thousand to 642 thousand.

According to figures released by Statistics Netherlands today, household spending on goods and services was 0.6 percent  up in November 2014 from November 2013. For the second month in a row consumption increased marginally.

Statistics Netherlands announced today that the volume of investment in tangible fixed assets was 0.4 percent lower in November 2014 than in November 2013. The modest decrease is mainly caused by lower investments in cars, infrastructural projects and computers.

Prices of owner-occupied houses, excluding new constructions, were on average 2.0 percent higher in December 2014 than in December 2013. House prices have been higher than twelve months previously for nine months now.

According to Statistics Netherlands, 520 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt in December 2014, i.e. 32 more than in November. The increase was caused by the fact that December had one court session day more than November.

Statistics Netherlands announced today that the volume of exports of goods was 4.8 percent up in November 2014 from November 2013. In the preceding month, the growth rate of exports was 5.1 percent. Exports of transport vehicles, agricultural products, metal and metal products, machinery and equipment grew most notably in November.

Statistics Netherlands announced today that the average inflation rate over the year 2014 was 1 percent. The price increase for products and services Dutch consumers bought last year is the smallest increase in more than 25 years.

The average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was 0.6 percent higher in November 2014 than in November 2013.

The inflation fell from 1.0 percent in November to 0.7 percent in December, the lowest level since October 2009.

The Dutch long-term interest rate based on the return of the most recent ten-year public loan dropped further to an average of 0,8 percent in December, i.e. 0.1 percentage point down from November.

Selling prices of products manufactured in the Netherlands were 3.7 percent down in November from November 2013. In October, prices were 2.1 percent down from twelve months previously. According to Statistics Netherlands,prices of manufactured products are seriously affected by price developments on the oil market.

According to Statistics Netherlands’ Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation in December was about the same as in November. The recovery is still fragile. In the period between summer 2013 and spring 2014, the economy improved gradually but since then the recovery process has come to a standstill.

On the basis of additional information, the second estimate shows that the Dutch economy grew 0.1 percent in the third quarter of 2014 relative to the second quarter.

The mood among Dutch manufacturers improved further in December. Statistics Netherlands announced today that the producer confidence indicator rose from 2.4 in November to 3.4 in December, the highest level since May 2011. The higher producer confidence level in December is mainly due to the fact that producers were more positive about their order position.

Prices of own homes, excluding new construction, were on average 2.3 percent higher in November 2014 than in November 2013. Year-on-year house prices have been higher than twelve months previously for more than six months now.

According to figures released today, 630 thousand people in the Netherlands were unemployed in November.

The volume of investment in tangible fixed assets was 5.0 percent higher in October 2014 than in October 2013. Investment in dwellings, infrastructure and in machinery and installations were the main contributors to October’s growth.

According to figures released by Statistics Netherlands today, household spending on goods and services was 0.2 percent  up in October 2014 from October 2013. Prior to this modest increase, household spending was slightly down in September. Spending on durable consumer  goods grew by most.

The Dutch retail sector climbed out of its recent slump in October.

The volume of exports of goods was 5.3 percent up in October 2014 from October 2013. In the preceding month, exports grew by 6.2 percent. Higher exports of Dutch products and higher re-exports contributed to the growth.

According to Statistics Netherlands, 487 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt in November 2014, 50 fewer than in October.

The average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was 0.4 percent higher in October 2014 than in October 2013. According to Statistics Netherlands, output growth was curbed by a severe drop in the tobacco industry. The transport equipment sector realised the largest output growth.

Dutch private businesses’ views about job market developments remained unchanged in November compared to October and September. In July and August the mood was about the same.

According to figures released today Dutch inflation fell to 1 percent in November, from 1.1 percent in October.

The Dutch long-term interest rate based on the return of the most recent ten-year public loan dropped further to an average of 0,9 percent in November, i.e. 0.1 percentage point down from October.

According to Statistics Netherlands’ Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation improved slightly in November compared with October, although the recovery is still fragile. In the period between summer 2013 and spring 2014, the economy improved gradually but since then the recovery process has come to a standstill.

The total amount of hours worked in temp jobs increased by 2.5 percent in the third quarter relative to the second quarter, the most substantial increase in four years.

Selling prices of products manufactured in the Netherlands were 2.1percent down in October from October 2013. In September, prices were 1.7 percent down from twelve months previously.

According to Statistics Netherlands, the volume of exports of goods was 6.2 percent up in September 2014 from September 2013. In the preceding month, exports grew by more than 1 percent. Higher exports of Dutch products and higher re-exports contributed to the growth.

Manufacturers anticipate to invest 15 percent more in 2015. They are much more optimistic about the investment climate than in 2014.

Manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were 6.0 percent up in September 2014 from September 2013. Over the past six months, manufacturing stocks have been larger than twelve months previously, but the increase in September is smaller than in the previous months.

Prices of own homes, excluding new constructions, were on average 2.2 percent higher in October 2014 than in October 2013. The price increase in October was marginally higher than in September.

Household spending on goods and services was 0.6 percent down in September 2014 from September 2013. Prior to the decrease, household spending had grown modestly for four months in a row.

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 3.2 percent higher in September 2014 than in September 2013.

The number of unemployed hardly changed in October. In the period May-September, unemployment declined each month.

According to the labour market review, the cautious recovery of the labour market continued in the third quarter of 2014.

According to Statistics Netherlands, the volume of exports of goods was 6.4 percent up in September 2014 from September 2013. In the preceding month, exports grew by more than 1 percent. Higher exports of Dutch products and higher re-exports contributed to the growth.

September was a moderate month for the retail trade sector.

According to Statistics Netherlands, 534 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt in October 2014. The number of bankruptcies was about the same as in September, despite the fact that October had one court session day less than September.

According to Statistics Netherlands, the average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was 1.2 percent down in September 2014 from September 2013. This is mainly due to the results of the sector food, drinks and tobacco.

The inflation rate climbed to 1.1 percent in October.

The Dutch long-term interest rate based on the return of the most recent ten-year public loan dropped further to an average of 1 percent in October, i.e. 0.1 percentage point down from September.

According to Statistics Netherlands’ Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation in October was about the same as in September.

The volume of exports of goods was 1.2 percent up in August 2014 from August 2013, after a 4.1 percent improvement in July. According to Statistics Netherlands, the increase was caused by higher re-exports.

According to figures released by Statistics Netherlands today, selling prices of products manufactured in the Netherlands were 1.7 percent down in September 2014 from September 2013. In August, prices were 1.4 percent down from twelve months previously. Prices of manufactured products are seriously affected by oil prices developments.

According to Statistics Netherlands, manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were 8.7 percent up in August 2014 from August 2013. Stocks in manufacturing industry have been larger than twelve months previously for five months in a row and the increase is growing.

The mood among Dutch manufacturers improved substantially in October. Statistics Netherlands announced today that the producer confidence indicator rose from - 0.2 in September to 2.0 in October. Over the period August-September, the indicator fell by 1.4 points. The higher confidence level in October is mainly due to the fact that producers were far more positive about their output over the next three months and their order positions.

Prices of own homes, excluding new construction, were on average 1.7 percent higher in September 2014 than in September 2013. This is the same increase as in August, and the sixth consecutive monthly year-on-year increase.

Household spending on goods and services was 1.5 percent up in August 2014 from August 2013. This is the largest increase for almost four years, according to Statistics Netherlands.

The volume of investment in tangible fixed assets was 3.8 percent lower in August 2014 than in August 2013. According to Statistics Netherlands, investment in residential and non-residential property and investment in means of transport were the main contributors to August’s deterioration.

Unemployment has fallen for the fifth consecutive month in September.

The non-food sector generated a turnover growth of 1.4 percent in August 2014 relative to August 2013, despite the fact that August 2014 had one shopping-day less.

According to Statistics Netherlands, 524 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt in September 2014, 59 more than in the preceding month. The increase was caused by the fact that September had one court session day more than August.

According to Statistics Netherlands, the average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 1.4 percent up in August 2014 from August 2013. The electrical products and machinery sector accounted for main part of the increase.

Inflation in the Netherlands fell to 0.9 percent in September. In August it was still 1 percent.

The mood of the Dutch private sector concerning developments on the job market has deteriorated in the past few months. In September, pessimists just constituted the majority, after five months of cautious optimism.

The Dutch long-term interest rate based on the return of the most recent ten-year public loan dropped further to an average of 1.15 percent in September, i.e. 0.05 percentage point down from July. The interest rate is currently at its lowest level since the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) started the time series in mid-1986.

According to Statistics Netherlands’ Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation in September was about the same as in August. Economic recovery has come to a virtual standstill over the last months.

According to figures released by Statistics Netherlands today, selling prices of Dutch manufactured products were 1.3 percent lower in August 2014 than in August 2013.

The volume of exports of goods was 4.7 percent up in July 2014 from July 2013, after a 3.6 percent improvement in June. According to Statistics Netherlands, the growth in exports was mainly caused by higher re-exports.

The second estimate of economic growth - published by Statistics Netherlands today - shows that Dutch economic growth was 0.7 percent higher in the second quarter than in the first quarter. The flash estimate released on 14 August stated an economic growth rate of 0.5 percent. The upward adjustment of 0.2 of a percentage point can be accounted for by small upward adjustments in household consumption and fixed capital formation.

The mood among Dutch manufacturers deteriorated marginally in September. Statistics Netherlands announced today that the producer confidence indicator fell from 0.0 in August to - 0.2 in September.

Manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were 6.0 percent up in July 2014 from July 2013. Stocks in manufacturing industry have been larger than twelve months previously for four months in a row and the increase is growing.

Prices of owner-occupied homes, excluding new constructions, were on average 1.7 percent higher in August 2014 than in August 2013. This was the fifth month in a row with increasing year-on-year prices.

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets in July 2014 was up 5.2 percent on July 2013. this followed two months in which investments were slightly lower than twelve months previously.

Household spending on goods and services was 0.5 percent up in July 2014 from July 2013. In May and June household spending was approximately at the same level as one year previously.

The number of unemployed people in the Netherlands fell for the fourth month in a row. More people have found a job in recent months. Unemployment fell by 13 thousand persons in August, to 8 percent of the labour force. Under-45s accounted for nearly all of the decrease in unemployment.

The mood among Dutch consumers deteriorated marginally in September. According to Statistics Netherlands, the consumer confidence indicator fell by 1 point to -7. In the past two months, consumers became far more apprehensive about the economic climate.

Dutch retail turnover was 0.7 percent higher in July than in the same month last year.

The volume of exports of goods was 4.1 percent up in July 2014 from July 2013, after a 3.2 percent improvement in June. According to Statistics Netherlands, the growth in exports was mainly caused by higher re-exports.

The mood of the Dutch private sector concerning developments on the job market has deteriorated in the past few months. In August, optimists and pessimists balanced each other out, after four months of cautious optimism.

According to Statistics Netherlands, 463 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt in August 2014, i.e. 168 down from the preceding month. The decrease is largely due to the fact that August had one court session day less than July.

According to Statistics Netherlands, the average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was 0.7 percent up in July 2014 from July 2013. In June, output declined by 1.3 percent after eight consecutive months of growth.

In September 2014, the European Central Bank (ECB) will change various interest rates.

In August, the inflation rate rose to 1 percent. In July, the rate stood at 0.9 percent.

Adjusted for seasonal variation, the total amount of hours worked in temp jobs increased by 0.8 percent in the second quarter of 2014 relative to the preceding quarter.

The volume of exports of goods was 1.9 percent up in June 2014 from June 2013, after a 3.0 percent drop in May. The volume of imported goods was 1.9 percent down from twelve months previously. The volume of imports had fallen in May, but to a lesser extent (0.9 percent).

According to Statistics Netherlands’ Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation in August was about the same as in July. Economic recovery has come to a virtual standstill over the last months.

In July, selling prices of Dutch manufacturing industry were 0.7 percent below the level of July 2013. In June, prices were 0.3 percent up from twelve months previously. Prior to the increase in June, prices of manufactured products had fallen continually for a long period of time.

The mood among Dutch manufacturers deteriorated in August. Statistics Netherlands announced today that the producer confidence indicator fell from 1.2 in July to 0 in August. The lower confidence level is mainly due to the fact that producers tend to be more negative about their order positions.

Household spending on goods and services was approximately the same in June 2014 as in June 2013. In April and May, household spending was also at the same level as one year previously.

At the beginning of the third quarter, business confidence in the Netherlands is decreasing marginally, but - for the third quarter in a row - the mood remains positive.

Unemployment has fallen for the third month in a row. More people recently found work.

Prices of owner-occupied homes, excluding new constructions, were on average 1.9 percent higher in July 2014 than in July 2013. This was the fourth month in a row with increasing year-on-year prices.Dutch house prices up for the fourth month in a row

The mood among Dutch consumers deteriorated in August. According to Statistics Netherlands, the consumer confidence indicator fell by 4 points to -6.

Number of job vacancies rose slightly in the second quarter of 2014: there were 4 thousand more vacancies than in the previous quarter. This is the fourth quarter in a row that the number of vacancies has risen.

According to the so-called flash estimate of economic growth, which is based on an incomplete set of currently available data, the Dutch economy grew 0.5 percent in the second quarter of 2014 relative to the first quarter.

The volume of exports of goods was 2.4 percent up in June 2014 from June 2013, after a 3.1 percent drop in May. The volume of imported goods was 2.3 percent down from twelve months previously. The volume of imports had fallen in May, but to a lesser extent (0.7 percent).

The Dutch private sector is cautiously optimistic about developments on the job market. The vacancy-indicator was +0.02 in July 2014, versus +0.05 in June.

Retail turnover was 1.9 percent down in June 2014 from the same month last year. Sales were down and retail prices also fell marginally.

According to Statistics Netherlands, 621 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt in July 2014, i.e. nearly 160 more than in the preceding month.

The average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was 1.3 percent down in June 2014 from June 2013. Prior to the decrease, output had been up from twelve months previously for eight months in a row.

The inflation rate was 0.9 percent in July 2014, i.e. the same as in June. For the third consecutive month, the average year-on-year increase in consumer prices was below 1 percent.

The Dutch long-term interest rate based on the return of the most recent ten-year public loan dropped further in July, to an average of 1.4 percent. From May to June, it had already fallen from 1.7 to 1.6 percent.

According to Statistics Netherlands’ Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation in July was about the same as in June. Economic recovery has come to a virtual standstill in the last few months.

The volume of exports of goods was 3.1 percent down in May 2014 from May 2013. This is the largest decrease in the last four and a half years. In the months prior to the decrease in May, exports had grown modestly.

Selling prices of Dutch manufacturing industry were 0.4 percent up in June 2014 from June 2013. For the first time since more than a year, prices of manufactured products are higher than twelve months previously.

The mood among Dutch manufacturers lifted in July. Statistics Netherlands announced today the producer confidence indicator climbed to 1.2, the highest level since July 2011.

According to Statistics Netherlands, manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were 1.7 percent up in May 2014 from May 2013. In April, stocks of finished products were 0.7 percent higher than one year previously.

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 0.5 percent up in May 2014 from May 2013. The growth of private and public sector investments continues, but has slowed down compared to the preceding months.

According to Statistics Netherlands, Dutch households spent 0.1 percent more on goods and services in May 2014 than in May 2013. For the first time this year, consumer spending is up from one year previously, but only just.

Prices of owner-occupied houses, excluding new constructions, were on average 2.2 percent higher in June 2014 than in June 2013. This was the third month in a row with increasing year-on-year prices.

More people found work or went back to work.

The volume of exports of goods was 2.8 percent down in May 2014 from May 2013. A decline of this magnitude has not occurred in the past four and a half years. In the months prior to the decline in May, exports had grown modestly.

Today that retail sales were 0.9 percent up in May from one year previously.

According to Statistics Netherlands, 464 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt in June 2013, i.e. 88 fewer than in May 2014 and the lowest number in three years.

The inflation rate over June 2014 was 0.9 percent, i.e. marginally higher than in May.

The average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was 0.5 percent up in May 2014 from May 2013. According to Statistics Netherlands, the increase in May 2014 was far less substantial than in the preceding months.

The vacancy indicator provides a quick indication of the trend in job vacancies in the private sector, based on the opinions of Dutch entrepreneurs. In June, the indicator improved further. The mood was positive for the third month running.

The Dutch long-term interest rate based on the return of the most recent ten-year public loan averaged 1.6 percent in June 2014. In May the interest rate was 1.7 percent.

According to Statistics Netherlands’ Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation in June was about the same as in May. The economic situation is still fragile, the recovery has come to a virtual standstill in the last few months. The heart of the scatter in the Business Cycle Tracer is located less firmly in the recovery stage than a couple of months ago.

The volume of exports of goods was 1.2 percent up in April 2014 from April 2013. In the first months of 2014, the foreign demand for natural gas was considerably lower than twelve months previously, due to the relatively mild weather conditions. This slowed down exports growth but in April, the effect of the weather conditions was less negative than in the preceding months.

Selling prices of Dutch manufacturing industry were 0.5 percent lower in May 2014 than in May 2013. Prices of manufactured products have been down from twelve months previously for well over a year now, but price differences have become smaller in recent months.

The mood among Dutch manufacturers did not change in May relative to June. The producer confidence indicator remained stable at 0.7. Manufacturers have been cautiously optimistic over the past four months.

Manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were 0,9 percent up in April 2014 from April 2013. In the preceding four months, stocks of finished products had been lower than one year previously, but the difference with the same month in the previous year had become smaller every month.

According to Statistics Netherlands, Dutch households spent 0.1 percent less on goods and services in April 2014 than in April 2013. Just as in the preceding three months of 2014, households used far less natural gas in April than twelve months previously.

The mood among Dutch consumers remained stable in June relative to May. The consumer confidence indicator remained unchanged at -2. Pessimists still outnumber optimists, though only just.

Prices of owner-occupied houses, excluding new constructions were on average 1.4 percent higher in May 2014 than in May 2013. In April 2014, the first year-on-year price increase (0.1 percent) in 5 years was recorded.

In March, the number of unemployed also declined, but this was caused by the fact that people withdrew from the labour market.

In May this year, 551 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt, i.e. 165 fewer than in April 2014. The drop in the number of bankruptcies is partly due to the extra day courts were in session in April.

Statistics Netherlands announced today that retail turnover was 3.4 percent up in April 2014 from the same month last year. For Dutch retailers, this is the largest turnover growth since November 2010. Though cautiously, the recovery recorded in the first quarter appears to continue in the second quarter. Consumers’ willingness to buy improved. They spent more on food, drinks and tobacco products than last year. Turnover generated by the non-food sector grew marginally.

The volume of exports of goods was 2.0 percent up in April 2014 from April 2013. The growth was slightly more substantial than in the preceding months, when the relatively mild weather conditions slowed down exports growth.

Today, Statistics Netherlands announced that the Dutch inflation rate was 0.8 percent in May. After going up in April, the rate is now back at the level of March. Cheaper holidays and food products contributed to the lower inflation rate. Motor fuel prices rose in May.

The vacancy indicator provides a quick indication of the trend in job vacancies in the private sector. For the first time in three years, the indicator was positive in April. In May, the indicator improved further.

According to Statistics Netherlands, the average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was 2.1 percent up in April 2014 from April 2013.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) announced today that traditional retailers in the sector hotels and restaurants achieved a 1.4 percent volume growth in the first quarter of 2014 relative to the fourth quarter of 2013.

The Dutch long-term interest rate based on the return of the most recent ten-year public loan averaged 1.7 percent in May 2014. In April the interest rate was 1.9 percent.

Adjusted for seasonal variation, the total amount of hours worked in temp jobs increased by 0.7 percent in the first quarter of 2014 relative to the preceding quarter. The number of hours worked in temp jobs increased for the fourth consecutive quarter.

According to Statistics Netherlands’ Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation at the end of May was about the same as at the end of April. The economic situation is still fragile, the recovery has come to a virtual standstill in the last few months.

The volume of exports of goods was 0.7 percent up in March 2014 from March 2013. In February, exports growth was 1.3 percent. Due to the relatively mild weather conditions in the first months of 2014, the foreign demand for natural gas was considerably lower. This slowed down exports growth.

Selling prices of Dutch manufacturing industry were 0.8 percent lower in April 2014 than in April 2013. In February and March, prices of manufactured products were respectively 2.9 and 2.7 percent down from twelve months previously.

Manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were 0,1 percent down in March 2014 from twelve months previously. In February, stocks of finished products declined by 1.6 percent.

The economic situation at the end of April has hardly changed compared with the end of March. Improvements and deteriorations almost cancelled each other out. The heart of the scatter in the Business Cycle Tracer is in the recovery stage.

The volume of private sector investments in tangible fixed assets was 4.3 percent up in March 2014 from March 2013. The growth was more substantial than in the preceding two months.

Prices of owner-occupied houses, excluding new constructions were on average 0.1 percent higher in April 2014 than in April 2013. This is the first price increase in 5 years.

The mood among Dutch consumers improved further in May relative to April. The confidence indicator climbed 3 points to reach -2. Currently, pessimists still outnumber optimists, though only just.

Dutch households spent 2.3 percent less on goods and services in March 2014 than in March 2013. Households used far less natural gas in the first months of 2014 than in the same period in 2013 due to the relatively mild weather conditions.

The number of job vacancies rose by 7 thousand in the first quarter of 2014. At the end of the first quarter of 2014 there were more job vacancies in nearly all industry sectors. This is now the third quarter in a row that vacancies have risen, Statistics Netherlands announced today.

According to the first estimate conducted by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), the Dutch economy recorded a negative growth rate of 1.4 percent in the first quarter of 2014 relative to the fourth quarter of 2013. In the preceding three quarters the economy had grown. The lower natural gas consumption as a result of the mild weather conditions in winter largely accounted for the negative growth rate. The economy improves further, but the situation on the labour market is still bleak: 32 thousand employee jobs were lost in the first quarter relative to the fourth quarter of 2013.

Statistics Netherlands announced today that unemployment rose by 3 thousand people in April. This has slowed down the rise in unemployment at the beginning of the year. It is not the result of more jobs becoming available though, but mainly because young people have been withdrawing from the labour market.

The loss of employee jobs continued in the first quarter of this year;32 thousand jobs of employees were lost relative to the fourth quarter of 2013. After a modest loss by 4 thousand in the fourth quarter of 2013, the number of jobs lost in the first quarter of this year was again quite substantial.

The volume of exports of goods was 1.3 percent up in March 2014 from March 2013. Exports growth was in the same order of magnitude as in February. Due to the relatively mild weather conditions in the first months of 2014, the foreign demand for natural gas was considerably lower. This slowed down exports growth.

According to data released today by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), retail turnover was 0.3 percent down in the first quarter of 2014 from one year previously, i.e. the smallest negative growth rate in two years. Higher non-food sales contributed to the modest recovery of the retail sector.

Turnover generated by the Dutch retail sector was 2.2 percent down in March 2014 from March 2013. Average retail prices were 0.6 percent down from twelve months previously. The volume of retail sales shrank 1.5 percent.

In April this year, 700 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt, i.e. 174 up from March 2014.

The average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was 1.4 percent up in March 2014 from March 2013. The growth was less substantial than in February (5.1 percent) and January (3.3 percent).

Inflation in the Netherlands was 1.2 percent in April 2014, as against 0.8 percent in March. The increase was mainly caused by price developments for motor fuels.

According to the most recent figures released by Statistics Netherlands today, the inflation rate rose to 1.2 percent in April after three months of decline.

The Dutch long-term interest rate based on the return of the most recent ten-year public loan averaged 1.9 percent in April 2014. The interest rate remained fairly stable over the past few months. In February and March, the rate was 1.9and 1.8 percent respectively.

Turnover generated by the Dutch retail sector was at approximately the same level in February 2014 as in February 2013. Average retail prices were 0.3 percent down from twelve months previously.

The volume of exports of goods was 1.4 percent higher in February 2014 than in February 2013. In January, the volume of exports grew marginally (0.2 percent). The volume of imports of goods grew by 0.3 percent in February, just as in January.

The economic situation at the end of April has hardly changed compared with the end of March. Improvements and deteriorations almost cancelled each other out. The heart of the scatter in the Business Cycle Tracer is in the recovery stage.

Selling prices of Dutch manufacturing industry were 2.6 percent lower in March 2014 than in March 2013. In February, prices of manufactured products were 2.8 percent down. Prices of manufactured products have been below the level of one year previously for more than twelve months now.

Statistics Netherlands’ spring survey shows that manufacturers expect to invest 9 percent more this year than in 2013.

Manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were 1.4 percent down in February 2014 from twelve months previously. In January, stocks of finished products were 1.6 percent down from January 2013.

Dutch households spent 1.2 percent less on goods and services in February 2014 than in February 2013. In January, domestic consumption was down by 1.7 percent. Due to the relatively mild weather conditions, households used fare less natural gas to heat their homes in the first months of 2014 than in the same period in 2013.

The mood among Dutch manufacturers deteriorated marginally in April. The producer confidence indicator fell to 0.3. The indicator was 1.1 in March, the highest level since the summer of 2011.

Existing owner-occupied houses were on average 2.1 percent cheaper in March 2014 than in March 2013, versus 1.7 percent in February 2014 relative to February 2013.

The mood among Dutch consumers improved marginally. The consumer confidence index stood at -5 in April, as against -7 in March.

The volume of private sector investments in tangible fixed assets was 9.2 percent up in February 2014 from February 2013. The growth was more substantial than in January when investments were 7.6 percent up from the same month in 2013.

Adjusted for seasonal variation, 684 thousand people in the Netherlands were unemployed in March 2014, i.e. 7 thousand fewer than in February. Nevertheless, if a longer period is taken into account, the trend in unemployment is still upwards.

According to the most recent figures released by Statistics Netherlands (CBS), unemployment fell by 7 thousand in March. The decline was largely due to the fact that many people withdrew from the labour market, not because more people managed to find paid jobs. The number of people with paid jobs was reduced further in March.

In February 2014, turnover results achieved by the retail sector were marginally (0.1 percent) above the level of one year previously. Retail prices were 0.3 percent lower, whereas the volume of retail sales grew 0.4 percent, as the latest figures released by Statistics Netherlands show.

Turnover generated by the Dutch retail sector was at approximately the same level in February 2014 as in February 2013. Average retail prices were 0.3 percent down from twelve months previously. The volume of retail sales grew by 0.4 percent.

The volume of exports of goods was 1.9 percent higher in February 2014 than in February 2013. In January, the volume of exports fell marginally (0.4 percent). The volume of imports of goods grew by 1.3 percent in February, after a modest 0.3 percent growth in January.

In March this year, 521 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt, i.e. nearly 100 down from February 2014. The number of bankruptcies was reduced by more than one quarter relative to March 2013.

According to the most recent figures released by Statistics Netherlands (CBS), March’s inflation rate eased further to 0.8 percent, the lowest level since June 2010. In February, consumer prices were on average 1.1 percent higher than one year previously.

Inflation in the Netherlands was 0.8 percent in March 2014, as against 1.1 percent in February. In March, the lowest level in nearly four years was reached.

The average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was 5.2 percent up in February 2014 from February 2013. The growth was more substantial than in December (2.4 percent) and January (3.2 percent). February’s production growth was the highest recorded in three years.

The vacancy indicator improved further in March and reached the highest level in nearly three years. The mood lifted across the board.

Turnover generated by the Dutch retail sector was 0.9 percent up in January 2014 from January 2013. Retail prices were 0.2 percent higher than twelve months previously. The volume of retail sales grew by 0.7 percent.

The Dutch long-term interest rate based on the return of the most recent ten-year public loan averaged 1.8 percent in March 2014.

Real disposable income of Dutch households was 1.1 percent lower in 2013 than in 2012. The decrease was smaller than in 2012, when disposable income fell by 2.2 percent. The decrease in 2013 was mainly caused by wage increases that were smaller than the inflation rate, decreasing employment, and an increase in taxes and social insurance premiums. At 2.5 percent, inflation was well above the average collectively negotiated wage increases. The number of employee jobs fell by 136 thousand. Partly because of the decrease in income, real consumption expenditure fell by 2.1 percent in 2013.

According to the second estimate, the Dutch economy grew 0.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 relative to the third quarter, versus 0.7 percent on the basis of the first estimate released on 14 February. The quarter-on-quarter growth rate of the fourth quarter was revised on the basis of year-on-year economic developments. The estimate for the fourth quarter was adjusted upwards, the estimate for the third quarter was adjusted downwards. The other quarters have not been revised relative to the same quarter in the previous year.

If the working-day pattern and the effects of seasonal variation are taken into account, the Dutch economy grew by 0.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 relative to the preceding quarter. In the third quarter, the volume of the gross domestic product was 0.3 percent up from the preceding quarter.

The number of employee jobs declined by 4 thousand in the fourth quarter of 2013 relative to the third quarter. In the preceding quarters, the decline was much more substantial.

The economic situation at the end of March remained stable relative to the end of February. Improvements outnumber deteriorations balanced each other out. The heart of the scatter in the Business Cycle Tracer is located in the recovery stage.

The volume of exports of goods was 0.4 percent down in January 2014 from January 2013. In December last year, the volume of exports grew by a modest 0.5 percent. The volume of imports grew by 0.3 percent in January, after a 1.7 percent growth in December.

Selling prices of Dutch manufacturing industry were 3.0 percent lower in February 2014 than in February 2013. In January, prices of manufactured products were 2.2 percent down.

Dutch households spent 1.5 percent less on goods and services in January 2014 than twelve months previously. In November and December 2013, domestic consumption had grown marginally.

Manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were 1.5 percent down in January 2014 from twelve months previously. In December 2013, stocks of finished products were 2.2 percent down from December 2012.

The mood among Dutch manufacturers lifted in March. The producer confidence indicator climbed to 1.1, the highest level since the summer of 2011.

Existing owner-occupied dwellings were on average 1.7 percent cheaper in February 2014 than in February 2013. This year-on-year price drop was more substantial than in January when house prices fell by 0.5 percent.

Figures released by Statistics Netherlands today show that, after adjustment for seasonal effects, unemployment in the Netherlands was 13 thousand higher in February than in January 2014

The volume of private sector investment in tangible fixed assets was 6.7 percent up in January 2014 from January 2013. This is mainly due to higher investment in machinery and residential and non-residential property.

Adjusted for seasonal variation, unemployment in the Netherlands numbered 691 thousand people in February 2014, 13 thousand more than in the preceding month. In December 2013 and January 2014, unemployment rose by 15 and 10 thousand respectively.

The mood among Dutch consumers improved further in March. The confidence index climbed 3 points to reach -7.

The Dutch long-term interest rate based on the return of the most recent ten-year public loan averaged 1.9 percent in February 2014. In December 2013 and January 2014, the interest rate was 2.2 and 2.1 percent respectively.

Inflation in the Netherlands was 1.1 percent in February, i.e. 0.3 percentage points lower than in January. In February, the lowest level in more than three and a half years was reached.

The volume of exports of goods was 0.6 percent up in January 2014 from January 2013. In December last year, the volume of exports also grew modestly. The volume of imports grew by 0.3 percent in January, after an increase by 1.3 percent in December.

According to the most recent figures released by Statistics Netherlands, retail turnover was 0.8 percent higher in January 2014 than in the same month last year. Volume grew by 0.6 percent, retail prices were 0.2 percent higher in January.

Turnover generated by the Dutch retail sector was 0.8 percent up in January 2014 from January 2013. Retail prices were 0.2 percent higher than twelve months previously. The volume of retail sales grew by 0.6 percent.

The average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was 2.0 percent up in January 2014 from twelve months previously. In December 2013, output grew by 2.1 percent relative to December 2012.

In February this year, 606 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt, i.e. 11 more than in January.

The vacancy indicator improved further in February and reached the highest level in nearly three years.

The most recent figures released by Statistics Netherlands show that inflation fell further in February 2014 to 1.1 percent. In January, consumer prices were on average 1.4 percent higher than one year previously. Inflation fell by 0.3 percentage points for the second month in a row.

Turnover generated by the Dutch retail sector was 2.6 percent down in December 2013 from December 2012. Retail prices were 0.4 percent up on twelve months previously. The volume of retail sales fell by 2.9 percent.

The Dutch long-term interest rate based on the return of the most recent ten-year public loan averaged 1.9 percent in February 2014. In December 2013 and January 2014, the interest rate was 2.2 and 2.1 percent respectively.

Selling prices of Dutch manufacturing industry were 2.2 percent lower in January 2014 than in January 2013. In December, prices of manufactured products were 1.7 percent down. Prices of manufactured products have been below the level of one year previously for nearly one year now.

The economic situation at the end of February is better than at the end of January. Improvements outnumber deteriorations. The heart of the scatter in the Business Cycle Tracer is located in the recovery stage.

In December 2013, the volume of exports of goods was 0.2 percent up from twelve months previously. In November last year, the volume of exports increased by 1.9 percent. The volume of imports grew by 1.3 percent in December, after a marginal growth by 0,3 percent in November.

In the fourth quarter of 2013, the amount of hours worked in stage A temp jobs was 1.6 percent up from the preceding quarter. In the third quarter, the amount of hours worked in stage A temp jobs grew for the first time after two years of almost continuous decline.

Inflation in the Netherlands was 1.4 percent in January versus 1.7 percent in December. Dutch inflation has slowed down considerably after a 3.1 peak in July 2013. In January, the lowest level in three and a half years was reached.

The Dutch long-term interest rate based on the return of the most recent ten-year public loan averaged 2.1 percent in January 2014. In December, the interest rate was 2.2 percent.

During the last months of 2013, manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were higher than twelve months previously. In December 2013, stocks of finished products were 0.6 percent up from December 2012.

The mood among Dutch manufacturers deteriorated somewhat. The producer confidence indicator feel from 0,7 in January to -0,1 in February.

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings were on average 0.5 percent lower in January 2014 than in January 2013. The price drop relative to one year previously is less substantial than in in December, when residential property prices fell by 3.8 percent.

Dutch households spent 0,7 percent more on goods and services in December 2013 than in December 2012. In November, domestic consumption had also increased (0,3 percent) relative to one year previously. The modest increase over the last months of 2013 was preceded by nearly two and a half years of decline.

he volume of private sector investments in tangible fixed assets was 19.3 percent up in December 2013 from December 2012. This is mainly due to higher investments in passenger cars, machinery and residential and non-residential property.

The most recent figures released by Statistics Netherlands show that unemployment increased by 10 thousand in January 2014 to reach 678 thousand, i.e. 8.6 percent in the labour force. The figures are adjusted for seasonal variation.

Dutch consumer confidence improved marginally in February. The confidence index climbed 2 points to reach -10. The improvement was entirely due to an increase in consumers’ willingness-to-buy. Their opinions about the economic situation in general remained stable.

Adjusted for seasonal variation, 678 thousand people in the Netherlands were unemployed in January 2014, i.e. 10 thousand more than in the preceding month. In December 2013, unemployment rose by 15 thousand. Prior to December, unemployment had declined for several months.

According to figures released by Statistics Netherlands today, there were 97 thousand job vacancies in the Netherlands at the end of December 2013. The figure has been corrected for seasonal effects

According to the first estimate conducted by Statistics Netherlands, the Dutch economy grew 0.7 percent in the fourth quarter relative to the third quarter.

In 2013, nearly 7.3 million Dutch nationals aged 15-64 had paid jobs for twelve hours a week or more, a decline by more than 100 thousand relative to 2012. The net labour participation rate was 66.1 percent versus 67.2 percent in 2012.

The number of employee jobs declined by 8 thousand (0.1 percent) in the fourth quarter of 2013 relative to the third quarter.

In December 2013, the volume of exports of goods was 0.1 percent up from twelve months previously. In November last year, the volume of exports increased by 1.1 percent. The volume of imports grew by 0.8 percent in December, after a marginal decline in November.

In the fourth quarter of 2013, retail turnover was 1.7 percent down from the last quarter of 2012. The decline is about the same as in the two preceding quarters

Inflation in the Netherlands was 1.4 percent in January versus 1.7 percent in December. Dutch inflation has slowed down considerably after a 3.1 peak in July 2013. In January, the lowest level in three and a half years was reached.

The most recent figures released by Statistics Netherlands show that inflation fell to 1.4 percent in January 2014, the lowest level since June 2010. In December 2013

Turnover generated by the Dutch retail sector was 2.6 percent down in December 2013 from December 2012. Retail prices were 0.4 percent up on twelve months previously. The volume of retail sales fell by 3.0 percent.

In January 2014, 589 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt, i.e. 6 fewer than in December 2013.

The average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was 1.8 percent up in December 2013 from December 2012. In October and November, manufacturing output was also up from twelve months previously, by 2.0 and 0.6 percent respectively.

The Dutch long-term interest rate based on the return of the most recent ten-year public loan averaged 2.1 percent in January 2014. In December, the interest rate was 2.2 percent.

Turnover generated by the Dutch retail sector was 0.9 percent down in November 2013 from November 2012. Retail prices were at the same level as twelve months previously. The volume of retail sales fell by 0.9 percent.

The economic situation at the end of January is better than at the end of December. Improvements outnumber deteriorations. The heart of the scatter in the Business Cycle Tracer is located in the recovery stage

In November 2013, the volume of exports of goods was 1.4 percent up from twelve months previously, whereas the volume had decreased somewhat in September and October.

Selling prices of the Dutch manufacturing industry were 1.7 percent lower in December 2013 than in December 2012. The price fall was less substantial than in November, when manufactured products were 2.7 percent cheaper.

The mood among Dutch manufacturers improved further in January. The producer confidence indicator climbed from 0.1 in December to 0.7 in January. After a period of two and a half years in which pessimism prevailed, manufacturers are now cautiously optimistic.

Dutch households spent 0,2 percent more on goods and services in November 2013 than in November 2012. This is the first increase in nearly two and a half years.

According to the most recent figures released by Statistics Netherlands, seasonally adjusted unemployment increased by 15 thousand in December 2013 to reach 668 thousand, i.e. 8.5 percent of the employed labour force.

Adjusted for seasonal variation, 668 thousand people in the Netherlands were unemployed in December 2013, i.e. 15 thousand more than in November. After a peak in July, unemployment had been in decline.

In December last year, 595 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt, i.e. 13 more than in November.

In 2013, prices of existing owner-occupied houses were on average 6.4 percent down from one year previously. The price drop in the latter half of the year was less substantial than in the first half. The price level stabilised after the second quarter.

Dutch consumer confidence recovered further in January relative to December. The confidence index climbed 5 points to reach -12. Consumer confidence has risen almost continuously since July 2013, but pessimism still prevails.

By the end of last year, the Dutch economy was in the recovery stage. The situation was very different from the end of 2012, when the economy was in deep recession. This is shown by means of the Business Cycle Tracer.

The volume of private sector investments in tangible fixed assets was 2.6 percent up in November 2013 from November 2012. For the second month in a row, private sector investments were higher than one year previously.

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings were on average 3.7 percent lower in December 2013 than in December 2012. The price drop relative to one year previously is less substantial than in in November, when residential property prices fell by 4.7 percent. Although prices of existing owner-occupied homes were still below the level of the same month last year, the price level has remained fairly stable over the past six months.

The most recent figures released by Statistics Netherlands show that retail turnover was 0.9 percent down in November 2013 from November 2012. Retail prices were at the same level as one year ago. Retail volume shrank by 0.9 percent.

Turnover generated by the Dutch retail sector was 0.9 percent down in November 2013 from November 2012. Retail prices were at the same level as twelve months previously. The volume of retail sales fell by 0.9 percent.

In November 2013, the volume of exports of goods was 2.4 percent up from twelve months previously, whereas the volume had decreased somewhat in September and October. The volume of imports grew by 0.8 percent, after a marginal decline in October.

The vacancy indicator provides a quick indication of the trend in job vacancies in the private sector. The indicator improved further in December.

The average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was 0.4 percent up in November 2013 from November 2012. In September and October, manufacturing output was also up from twelve months previously, by 0.4 and 2.4 percent respectively.

The most recent figures released by Statistics Netherlands show that the inflation rate in December was 1.7 percent. In November, consumer prices were 1.5 percent higher than one year previously.

The inflation rate in the Netherlands was 1.7 percent in December 2013, i.e. 0.2 percentage points up from November. The inflation increase can largely be attributed to price developments for petrol and clothing.

Turnover generated by the Dutch retail sector was1.5 percent down in October 2013 from October 2012. On average, retail prices were at approximately the same level as twelve months previously. The volume of retail sales fell by 1.6 percent.

The Dutch long-term interest rate based on the return of the most recent ten-year public loan averaged 2.2 percent in December 2013.

In October 2013, the volume of exports of goods was 0.4 percent down from twelve months previously. In September, the volume of exports had shrunk by 0.8 percent. The volume of imports fell by 0.2 percent in October, after a 1.5 percent growth in September.

The economic situation at the end of December is better than at the end of November. Improvements outnumber deteriorations. The heart of the scatter in the Business Cycle Tracer is located in the recovery stage, but thirteen of the fifteen indicators are still performing below their long-term average.

Selling prices of the Dutch manufacturing industry were 2.8 percent lower in November 2013 than in November 2012. The price drop was smaller than in October, when manufactured products were 3.5 percent cheaper.

The economic growth rate in the Netherlands over the third quarter of 2013 was 0.2 percent relative to the second quarter.

Manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were 4.4 percent up in October 2013 from October 2012. In the preceding months, stocks of finished products had been smaller than in the same month one year previously.

Taking seasonal effects into account, there were 47 thousand fewer jobs (0.6 percent) in the third than in the second quarter of 2013.

The mood among Dutch manufacturers improved marginally. The producer confidence indicator stood at –0.1 in December, versus –0.4 in November.

Taking into account the working-day pattern and seasonal effects, the Dutch economy grew by 0.2 percent in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the second quarter. The Dutch economy shrank by 0.4 percent in the third quarter relative to the same period one year previously.

Dutch households spent 1.1 percent less on goods and services in October 2013 than in October 2012. The decline is less substantial than in preceding months. This is mainly due to higher car sales.

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings were on average 4.7 percent lower in November 2013 than in November 2012. The price drop is more substantial than in the preceding month, when house prices fell by 4.0 percent.

According to the most recent figures released by Statistics Netherlands (CBS), seasonally adjusted unemployment was reduced by 21 thousand to 653 thousand in November 2013, i.e. 8.2 percent in the labour force.

The volume of private sector investments in tangible fixed assets was 4.6 percent up in October 2013 from October 2012. For the first time since July 2012, private sector investments were higher than one year previously.

Adjusted for seasonal variation, 653 thousand people in the Netherlands were unemployed in November 2013, a reduction by 21 thousand relative to October. After a peak in July (694 thousand) unemployment declined.

Dutch consumers were slightly less pessimistic in December than in the preceding month. The consumer confidence index climbed 2 points to -16.

In October 2013, the volume of exports of goods was 0.6 percent up from twelve months previously. In September, the volume of exports had been marginally down. The volume of imports fell by 0.4 percent in October, after marginal growth in September.

Figures released by Statistics Netherlands show that retail turnover in October 2013 was 1.5 percent below the level of the same month last year.

Turnover generated by the Dutch retail sector was1.5 percent down in October 2013 from October 2012. On average, retail prices were at approximately the same level as twelve months previously. The volume of retail sales fell by 1.6 percent.

In November this year, 576 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt, the lowest level so far in 2013.

The vacancy indicator provides a quick indication of the trend in job vacancies in the private sector. The indicator improved further in November, but pessimism still prevails among private entrepreneurs.

The inflation rate in the Netherlands was 1.5 percent in October, i.e. 0.1 percentage points down from October. Dutch inflation reached the lowest level in more than three years.

Turnover generated by the Dutch retail sector was 5.9 percent down in September 2013 from September 2012. Prices of retail commodities were on average 1.4 percent higher. The volume of retail sales fell by 7.2 percent compared with one year previously.

The Dutch long-term interest rate based on the return of the most recent ten-year public loan averaged 2.1 percent in November 2013. The interest rate decreased for the second month running by 0.1 percentage points.

In the third quarter of 2013, the amount of hours worked in stage A temp jobs was 0.5 percent up from the sector quarter. The modest increase follows five consecutive quarters of decline.

The economic situation at the end of November was slightly better than at the end of October. Improvements outnumbered deteriorations. The heart of the scatter in the Business Cycle Tracer moved to the recovery stage.

Selling prices of the Dutch manufacturing industry were 3.4 percent lower in October 2013 than in October 2012. Prices fell for the fourth consecutive month.

The most recent investment figures released by Statistics Netherlands show that manufacturers anticipate a 2 percent growth of investments in 2014.

Manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were at approximately the same level in September 2013 as in September 2012. In the preceding three months, stocks of finished products declined relative to the same month last year.

Households spent 2.1 percent less on goods and services in September 2013 than in September 2012. Relative to the same month in the previous year, household spending has been in continuous decline for more than two years now.

Adjusted for seasonal variation, 674 thousand people in the Netherlands were unemployed in October 2013, a reduction by 11 thousand relative to September. In October, 8.5 percent in the Dutch labour force were unemployed.

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings were on average 4.0 percent lower in October 2013 than in October 2012. The price drop is slightly less substantial than in the preceding month.

Dutch consumers were far less pessimistic in November than in October. The consumer confidence index improved 9 points and reached – 18.

The volume of private sector investments in tangible fixed assets was 2.9 percent down in September 2013 from September 2012. The decline was less substantial than in August, when private sector investments were 4.6 percent down from one year previously.

The Dutch long-term interest rate based on the return of the most recent ten-year public loan averaged 2.2 percent in October 2013, i.e. 0.1 percentage points down from September.

the Dutch economy grew by 0.1 percent in the third quarter van 2013 compared to the second quarter. It is the first time after the second quarter of 2012 that there is any quarterly growth.

There were 94 thousand unfilled vacancies by the end of September 2013, up 3 thousand on the previous quarter.

Taking into account the working-day pattern and seasonal effects, the Dutch economy grew 0.1 percent in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the second quarter. The volume of gross domestic product in the second quarter was approximately the same as in the first quarter.

Taking seasonal effects into account, there were 46 thousand fewer jobs (0.6 percent) in the third than in the second quarter of 2013. The quarter-on-quarter figures on jobs of employees have been in decline for more than two years now.

According to figures released today by Statistics Netherlands, retail turnover in the Netherlands was 2 percent lower in the third quarter of 2013 than in the same quarter last year. Prices were 2.2 percent higher, the volume of sales was 4.2 percent smaller.

In September 2013, the volume of exports of goods was 0.6 percent down from September 2012. In the preceding three months, exports growth was about 2 percent. The volume of imports grew by 1.6 percent in September. In August, this volume shrank by 2.1 percent.

Turnover generated by the Dutch retail sector was 6.1 percent down in September 2013 from September 2012. Prices of retail commodities were on average 1.4 percent higher. The volume of retail sales fell by 7.4 percent compared with one year previously.

In October this year, 743 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt, i.e. 147 more than in September when the number of bankruptcies reached the lowest level so far in 2013.

The Dutch long-term interest rate based on the return of the most recent ten-year public loan averaged 2.2 percent in October 2013, i.e. 0.1 percentage points down from September.

The average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was 0.4 percent up in September 2013 from September 2012. For the first time this year, manufacturing output was above the level realised in the same period one year previously, but the growth is modest.

The latest figures released by Statistics Netherlands show that the inflation rate dropped to 1.6 percent in October, the lowest level since November 2010.

The inflation rate in the Netherlands dropped further in October to 1.6 percent, the lowest rate in three years.

Turnover generated by the Dutch retail sector was 0.8 percent down in August from August 2012. Prices of retail commodities were on average 2.4 percent higher. The volume of retail sales fell by 3.1 percent relative to one year previously.

The volume of goods exports was 2.2 percent lager in August 2013 than in August 2012. This increase is in the same order of magnitude as in the preceding two months.

Selling prices of the Dutch manufacturing industry were 2.9 percent lower in September 2013 than in September 2012. In August, prices were 2.4 percent down from twelve months previously.

Manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were 1.2 percent down in August 2013 from August 2012. In July, stocks of finished products declined by 5.2 percent.

Household spending on goods and services was 2.0 percent down in August 2013 from August 2012. The decrease was the same as in July.

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings were on average 4.1 percent lower in September 2013 than in September 2012. The price drop is less substantial than in the preceding month, when house prices fell by 4.4 percent.

The volume of private sector investments in tangible fixed assets was 7.0 percent down in August 2013 from August 2012. The decline was less substantial than in July, when private sector investments were 9.0 percent down from one year previously.

Dutch consumers were less pessimistic in October than in the preceding month. The consumer confidence index improved 6 points and reached – 27, the highest score in more than two years.

According to the most recent figures released by Statistics Netherlands, seasonally adjusted unemployment grew by 2 thousand in September to reach 685 thousand, i.e. 8.6 percent of the labour force.

Adjusted for seasonal variation, 685 thousand people in the Netherlands were unemployed in September 2013, an increase by 2 thousand relative to August.

The latest figures released by Statistics Netherlands show that retail turnover was 0.7 percent down in August 2013 from August 2012.

Turnover generated by the Dutch retail sector was 0.7 percent down in August from August 2012. Prices of retail commodities were on average 2.4 percent higher. The volume of retail sales fell by 3.0 percent relative to one year previously.

In August 2013, the volume of exports of goods was 2.5 percent up from August 2012. Exports growth was marginally higher than in the preceding three months. The volume of imports shrank by 2.3 percent in August, almost the same as in July.

In September this year, 595 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt, fewer than in August and the lowest number of bankruptcies so far in 2013, although still 7 percent up from September 2012.

According to the most recent figures released by Statistics Netherlands, the inflation rate fell to 2.4 percent in September. The rate has not been this low during the past twelve months. In August, consumer prices were 2.8 percent up from one year previously.

The Dutch inflation rate was 2.4 percent in September, the lowest level over the last 12 months.

There were 91 thousand job vacancies at the end of June 2013, the lowest level in nearly ten years. The number of job vacancies decreased by 6 thousand relative to the end of March.

Turnover generated by the Dutch retail sector was 1.2 percent up in July from July 2012. Prices of retail commodities were 2.8 percent higher. The volume of retail sales fell by 1.6 percent relative to one year previously.

The Dutch long-term interest rate based on the return of the most recent ten-year public loan averaged 2.3 percent in September 2013, i.e. 0.1 of a percentage point up on August.

Selling prices of Dutch manufacturing industry were 2.3 percent lower in August 2013 than in August 2012. In the preceding two months, prices were approximately at the same level as one year previously.

In July 2013, the volume of exports of goods was 1.9 percent up from July 2012. Exports growth was marginally larger than in May and June. The volume of imports decreased by 2.4 percent in July. In June imports still rose by 1.2 percent.

The number of jobs of employees was 137 thousand lower in the second quarter of 2013 than in the same period of 2012, a reduction by 1.7 percent.

The Dutch economy contracted 0.1 percent in the second quarter of 2013 relative to the first quarter. When the first estimate was published on 14 August, the contraction was 0.2 percent.

Manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were down by 5.2 percent in July 2013 relative to July 2012. In June, stocks of finished products declined by 2.9 percent.

Taking into account the working-day pattern and the effects of seasonal variation,the Dutch economy contracted by 0.1 percent in the second quarter of 2013 compared to the first quarter of 2013.

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings were on average 4.4 percent lower in August 2013 than in August 2012. The price drop is less substantial than in the preceding month.

Household spending on goods and services was 2.2 percent down in July 2013 from July 2012. The contraction was somewhat smaller than in June (2.6 percent).

According to the latest figures released by Statistics Netherlands, seasonally adjusted unemployment fell to 683 thousand in August, i.e. 8.6 percent of the labour force.

The volume of private sector investments in tangible fixed assets was 8.6 percent down in July 2013 from July 2012. The decline was less substantial than in June, when private sector investments were 14.2 percent down from one year previously.

Adjusted for seasonal variation, 683 thousand people in the Netherlands were unemployed in August 2013, 11 thousand down on July.

Dutch consumers were just as pessimistic in September as in the preceding month. The consumer confidence index remained stable at -33.

According to the latest figures released by Statistics Netherlands, retail turnover was 1.2 percent up in July 2013 from July last year. Retail prices rose by 2.8 percent, retail volume shrank by 1.6 percent.

In August this year, 608 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt, the lowest level in 2013 so far, although the number of bankruptcies was 19 percent up from August 2012.

Turnover generated by the Dutch retail sector was 1.2 percent up in July from July 2012. Prices of retail commodities were 2.8 percent higher. The volume of retail sales fell by 1.6 percent relative to one year previously.

In July 2013, the volume of exports of goods was 1.1 percent up from July 2012. The growth is in the same order of magnitude as in May and June.

The average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry in July 2013 was 0.4 percent down from July 2012. Manufacturing output has been down from one year previously for seven months in a row now, but the decline in July was less substantial than in the first six months of 2013.

The vacancy indicator provides a quick indication of the trend in job vacancies in the private sector. The indicator improved in August.

The most recent figures released by Statistics Netherlands show that the inflation rate in August was 2.8 percent. In July, consumer prices were still 3.1 percent higher than one year previously.

In June 2013, turnover generated by the Dutch retail sector was 3.6 percent down from June 2012. Prices of retail commodities were 2.7 percent up from one year previously. The volume of retail sales fell by 6.1 percent.

The Dutch inflation rate was 2.8 percent in August. In July, inflation had reached the highest level in nearly half a decade (3.1 percent).

The Dutch long-term interest rate based on the return of the most recent ten-year public loan averaged 2.2 percent in August 2013, i.e. 0.2 of a percentage point up on July.

In the second quarter of 2013, the amount of hours worked in stage A temp jobs was 1.6 percent down from the first quarter. The number of hours worked in stage A temp jobs declined for the fifth consecutive quarter.

The volume of exports of goods was 0.9 percent up in June 2013 from June 2012. Exports growth was marginally smaller than in May (1.1 percent). In April, exports were still 2.0 percent down from one year previously.

Selling prices in Dutch manufacturing industry were approximately at the same level in July 2013 as in July 2012 (-0.1 percent). In June, manufacturing prices had also remained fairly stable relative to the same month last year.

Manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were down by 2.7 percent in June 2013 relative to June 2012. The decline was preceded by a six-month period in which stocks of finished products have always been higher than twelve months previously.

Dutch manufacturers were less pessimistic in August than in July. The producer confidence indicator climbed from -3.5 to -1.6. Although the mood improved for the fourth consecutive month, it remains negative.

Household spending on goods and services was 2.4 percent down in June 2013 from June 2012. The contraction was somewhat larger than in May (1.9 percent).

The volume of private sector investments in tangible fixed assets was 15.2 percent down in June 2013 from June 2012. The decline is more substantial than in April and May.

The mood among Dutch consumers improved in August. The consumer confidence index rose by 5 points from -38 in July to -33 in August. Consumers were considerably less negative about the economic climate. Their willingness-to-buy remained invariably low.

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings were on average 5.0 percent lower in July 2013 than in July 2012. The price drop is much smaller than in the preceding month when house prices fell by 9.6 percent.

According to the first estimate conducted by Statistics Netherlands, the Dutch economy shrank 0.2 percent in the second quarter of 2013 compared to the first quarter. This is the fourth quarter in a row showing economic decline, although with each quarter the decline became less severe

Adjusted for seasonal variation, there were 91 thousand unfilled vacancies at the end of June, a reduction by 6 thousand relative to the first quarter, which means that the downward trend continues.

According to the most recent figures released by Statistics Netherlands, unemployment adjusted for seasonal variation grew by 19 thousand in July to reach 694 thousand.

Taking into account the working-day pattern and the effects of seasonal variation,the Dutch economy contracted by 0.2 percent in the second quarter of 2013 compared to the first quarter of 2013.

Adjusted for seasonal variation, 694 thousand people in the Netherlands were unemployed in July 2013, an increase by 19 thousand relative to June. Unemployment has risen almost continuously since mid-2011.

The number of jobs of employees was 147 thousand lower in the second quarter of 2013 than in the same period of 2012, a reduction by 1.9 percent.

There were 91 thousand job vacancies at the end of June 2013, the lowest level in nearly ten years. The number of job vacancies decreased by 6 thousand relative to the end of March.

In June 2013, turnover generated by the Dutch retail sector was 3.7 percent down from June 2012. Prices of retail commodities were 2.7 percent up from one year previously. The volume of retail sales fell by 6.2 percent.

According to the latest figures released by Statistics Netherlands, turnover generated by the retail sector in the second quarter of 2013 was approximately 1.5 percent down from the same period last year. Retail prices were more than 2 percent higher, retail volume shrank by nearly 4 percent.

Compared with June 2012, Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods slightly deteriorated in June 2013. Prices of exported goods were the same as one year previously, whereas import prices were 0.2 percent higher.

The volume of exports of goods was up by 1.7 percent in June 2013 on June 2012. Exports growth was marginally larger than in May (1.4 percent). In April, exports were down 1.8 percent from one year previously. The volume of imports increased by 0.9 percent in June, after contracting in April and May.

In July this year, 779 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt, i.e. an increase by more than 100 relative to June.

The average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry in June 2013 was 1.0 percent down from June 2012. Manufacturing output has been down from one year previously for six months in a row now, but the contraction in June was slightly less substantial than in the first five months of 2013.

The Dutch inflation rate climbed to 3.1 percent in July, the highest level in nearly half a decade. June’s inflation rate stood at 2.9 percent.

The Dutch inflation rate climbed to 3.1 percent in July, the highest level since September 2008.

The Dutch long-term interest rate based on the return of the most recent ten-year public loan averaged 2.0 percent in July 2013, just as in July.

In May 2013, turnover generated by the Dutch retail sector was 0.6 percent down from May 2012. Retail prices were 2.5 percent higher, whereas the volume of retail sales was 3.0 percent below the level of the same month last year.

The economic situation at the end of July is slightly less negative than at the end of June. Although improvements outnumber deteriorations, the heart of the scatter in the Business Cycle Tracer is still located in the recession stage.

The volume of exports of goods was 0.8 percent up in May from May 2012. In April, exports were 1.9 percent down from one year previously.

Selling prices in Dutch manufacturing industry were the same in June 2013 as in June 2012. In the preceding three months, prices had continuously been below the level of twelve months previously.

Manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were up by 1.4 percent in May from May 2012. In April, manufacturers’ stocks were up by 3.6 percent from one year previously.

Dutch manufacturers were slightly less pessimistic in July than in June. The producer confidence indicator crept up from -4.1 to -3.5. In July, the capacity utilisation rate was considerably higher than in April.

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings were on average 9.6 percent lower in June 2013 than in June 2012. The price drop is more substantial than in the preceding month when house prices fell by 8.2 percent.

Household spending on goods and services was 1.8 percent down in May 2013 from May 2012. Consumer spending has been in an almost continuous decline for two years now.

According to the latest figures published by Statistics Netherlands, seasonally adjusted unemployment grew by 16 thousand in June 2013 to reach 675 thousand.

Adjusted for seasonal variation, 675 thousand people in the Netherlands were unemployed in June 2013, an increase by 16 thousand relative to May.

The volume of private sector investments in tangible fixed assets was 10.9 percent down in May 2013 from May 2012. The decline is slightly more substantial than in April, when private sector investments were 10.4 percent down from one year previously.

The mood among Dutch consumers deteriorated marginally in July compared to June. The consumer confidence index fell by 2 points to -38.

The volume of exports of goods was 0.7 percent up in May from May 2012. In April, exports were 2.2 percent down from one year previously. The volume of imports declined by 1.0 percent in May compared to twelve months previously.

Compared with May 2012, Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods slightly improved in May 2013.

In May 2013, turnover generated by the Dutch retail sector was 0.6 percent down from May 2012. Retail prices were 2.5 percent higher, whereas the volume of retail sales was 3.0 percent below the level of the same month last year.

In June this year, 672 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt. The number is considerably lower than in May.

The vacancy indicator improved somewhat more in June, after marginal improvements in April and May.

Dutch inflation rose to 2.9 percent in June. In May consumer prices were on average 2.8 percent higher than a year ago.

The Dutch inflation rate was 2.9 percent in June and 2.8 percent in May. The increase was mainly due to petrol prices. Food prices had a downward effect on inflation.

Turnover in the Dutch retail sector was 0.4 percent smaller in April 2013 than in April 2012. Retail prices were 2.1 percent higher, whereas the volume of retail sales was 2.5 percent smaller.

Compared with April 2012, Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods improved in April 2013. Prices of imported and exported goods were 3.2 and 2.0 percent lower respectively than one year previously.

The volume of exports of goods was 2.3 percent down in April from April 2012. A decline in this order of magnitude has not occurred since October 2011. The volume of imports remained stable in April relative to twelve months previously, after a marginal decrease in March.

Selling prices in manufacturing industry were 1.5 percent lower in May 2013 than in May 2012. Prices have been lower than twelve months previously for three consecutive months now. This is predominantly due to prices of petroleum derivatives.

According to Statistics Netherlands’ second estimate, Dutch economic growth was -0.4 percent in the first quarter of 2013 compared with the previous quarter.

Taking into account the working-day pattern and the effects of seasonal variation, the Dutch economy shrank by 0.4 percent in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the fourth quarter of 2012.This was the third consecutive quarter showing negative quarter-on-quarter growth, but the contraction is becoming smaller.

The number of jobs of employees was 121 thousand (1.5 percent) lower in the first quarter of 2013 than in the same period one year previously. It is the fifth consecutive quarter that the number of jobs was lower than twelve months previously. The number of jobs lost is growing each quarter.

Manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were 3.8 percent up in April from April 2012. The increase is larger than in March, when manufacturers’ stocks were 2.4 percent up from one year previously.

Household spending on goods and services was down by 1.9 percent in April 2013 on April 2012. Spending has been in an almost continuous decline for nearly two years now.

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings were on average 8.2 percent lower in May 2013 than in May 2012. The price drop is larger than in the previous month when house prices fell by 7.6 percent.

Unemployment in the Netherlands rose by 9 thousand in May, to 659 thousand persons.

Adjusted for seasonal variation, 659 thousand people in the Netherlands were unemployed in May 2013, an increase by 9 thousand from April. Unemployment has risen almost continuously since mid-2011. The increase in April and May was smaller than in the preceding months, however.

The volume of private sector investments in tangible fixed assets was down 9.9 percent in April 2013 from April 2012. The decline is less substantial than in March, when private sector investments were down 14.1 percent from one year previously.

The mood among Dutch consumers deteriorated in June compared with May, after having improved for three consecutive months. Consumer confidence fell by 4 points to -36.

The volume of exports of goods was 2.7 percent lower in April than twelve months previously. Exports decreased for the first time since October 2011. The volume of imports decreased by 0.2 percent in April; this is in the same order of magnitude as in March.

Compared with April 2012, Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods improved in April 2013. Prices of imported and exported goods were 3.2 and 1.9 percent lower respectively than one year previously.

Figures released by Statistics Netherlands today show that Dutch retail turnover was 0.6 percent lower in April 2013 than in the same month last year. The volume of sales fell by 2.7 percent, retail prices were 2.1 percent higher.

Turnover in the Dutch retail sector was 0.6 percent smaller in April 2013 than in April 2012. Retail prices were 2.1 percent higher, whereas the volume of retail sales was 2.7 percent smaller.

In May, 796 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt. This is the highest number since the time series started, in 1981.

There were 97 thousand job vacancies at the end of March 2013. The number of job vacancies has declined gradually over the past two years, mostly due to a reduced demand for staff in the private sector.

According to the most recent figures released by Statistics Netherlands, the inflation rate has risen to 2.8 percent in May. In April, consumer prices were on average 2.6 percent up from one year previously.

The Dutch inflation rate was 2.8 percent in May versus 2.6 percent in April. In April and March, the inflation rate had dropped.

The retail sector faced 5.2 percent turnover loss in March 2013 relative to March 2012. Retail prices were 2.6 percent up, whereas the volume of retail sales was down by 7.7 percent.

The Dutch long-term interest rate based on the return of the most recent ten-year public loan, averaged 1.7 percent in May 2013, just as in March and April.

The economic situation at the end of May was at approximately the same low level as at the end of April. Improvements and deteriorations balanced each other out. The heart of the scatter in the Business Cycle Tracer is still located in the recession stage. All indicators are currently below their long-term average.

Selling prices of Dutch manufacturing industry were 2.2 percent lower in April 2013 than in April 2012. In March, manufacturers charged 0.9 percent less for their products than twelve months previously. The decrease in both months is predominantly due to prices of petroleum derivatives.

Dutch manufacturers were less pessimistic in May 2013 than in April. The producer confidence indicator climbed from -5.6 to -4.2. Prior to May’s improvement, confidence had deteriorated in March and April.

Manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were 2.5 percent up in March from March 2012. The increase is more substantial than in February, when manufacturers’ stocks were 1.3 percent up from one year previously.

The number of Dutch non-financial companies whose profitability deteriorated has risen further in the first quarter of 2013. More than 38 percent of companies reported deterioration, more than half reported that profitability remained the same and only 8 percent showed improvement. The declining profitability was noticeable across nearly all sectors.

Household spending on goods and services was 0,3 percent down in March 2013 from March 2012, a modest decline compared with the preceding months. This was predominantly due to a higher consumption of natural gas as a result of the exceptionally cold weather.

Dutch consumers were less pessimistic about the economic climate in May than in April, but willingness-to-buy remained at a very low level. The consumer confidence indicator climbed 3 points to -32. The mood improved for the third consecutive month, after the confidence indicator had reached the lowest level ever recorded in February.

The volume of private sector investments in tangible fixed assets was nearly 14.1 percent down in March 2013 from March 2012. The decline is somewhat more substantial than in February, when private sector investments were 12.1 percent down from one year previously.

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings were on average 7.6 percent lower in April 2013 than in April 2012. The price drop is larger than in the previous month when house prices dropped by 7.0 percent.

Seasonally adjusted unemployment increased by 7 thousand in April 2013 to reach 650 thousand.

The volume of exports of goods grew by 1.9 percent in March relative to twelve months previously. The growth of exports has not been this low since August 2012. The volume of imports increased by 0.5 percent in March, the lowest growth rate in more than twelve months.

There were 97 thousand unfilled job vacancies by the end of March, i.e. 5 thousand down from the previous quarter.

The Dutch economy contracted 0.1 percent in the first quarter of 2013 relative to the fourth quarter of 2012.

Taking into account the working-day pattern and the effects of seasonal variation,the Dutch economy shrank by 0.1 percent in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the fourth quarter of 2012.This was the third consecutive quarter showing negative quarter-on-quarter growth, but the contraction is becoming less substantial.

There were 97 thousand job vacancies at the end of March 2013. The number of job vacancies has declined gradually over the past two years, mostly due to a reduced demand for staff in the private sector.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods improved in March 2013 relative to March 2012. Prices of imported and exported goods were respectively 1.7 and 0.8 percent down from one year previously.

Adjusted for seasonal variation, 650 thousand people in the Netherlands were unemployed in April 2013, an increase by 7 thousand relative to March this year.

The number of jobs of employees was 99 thousand (1.3 percent) lower in the first quarter of 2013 than in the same period one year previously. The number of jobs was lower than one year previously for the fifth consecutive quarter. The number of jobs lost is growing each quarter.

Retail turnover was 5.3 percent down in March from March 2012. Volume shrank by 7.8 percent; retail prices were 2.6 percent up.

The retail sector faced 5.3 percent turnover loss in March 2013 relative to March 2012. Retail prices were 2.6 percent up, whereas the volume of retail sales was down by 7.8 percent.

In April this year, 682 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt, a decrease by 28 from March.

The Dutch long-term interest rate based on the return of the most recent ten-year public loan, averaged 1.7 percent in April 2013, just as in March.

The average daily production realised by Dutch manufacturing industry was 5.3 percent down in March 2013 from March 2012. The decline was much more substantial than in February, when manufacturing output was 1.3 percent down from one year previously.

The Dutch inflation rate fell substantially in April to 2.6 percent, reaching the lowest level over the past six months.

The Dutch inflation rate was 2.6 percent in April versus 2.9 percent in March. The price of petrol in particular had a downward effect on inflation. Food prices also had a downward effect.

The retail sector faced 4.7 percent turnover loss in February 2013 relative to February 2012. Retail prices were 2.6 percent up, whereas the volume of retail sales was down by 7.1 percent.

The Dutch long-term interest rate based on the return of the most recent ten-year public loan, averaged 1.7 percent in April 2013, just as in March.

The volume of exports of goods grew by 3 percent in February relative to twelve months previously. Over the past five months, exports growth ranged between 3 and 6 percent. The volume of imports increased by 1 percent in February, the lowest growth rate in more than twelve months.

According to the investment survey conducted by Statistics Netherlands, manufacturers anticipate a 7 percent growth of investments in 2013 versus a 1 percent growth six months ago.

Output prices of Dutch manufacturing industry were 0.9 percent lower in March 2013 than in March 2012.

Dutch manufacturers were a bit more pessimistic in April 2013 than in March. The producer confidence indicator dropped from – 4.8 to – 5.6. April is the second month in a row in which producer confidence deteriorates.

Household spending on goods and services was 2.2 percent down in February 2013 from February 2012. In January, consumption had declined by 2.3 percent.

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings were on average 7.0 percent lower in March 2013 than in March 2012. The price drop is less substantial than in the previous month, when house prices dropped by 8.3 percent.

Dutch consumers were less negative in April than in March. The consumer confidence indicator climbed 6 points to -35. In March, the mood had also been less negative than in the preceding month, but, prior to these improvements, confidence had reached the lowest level ever recorded.

The volume of private sector investments in tangible fixed assets was nearly 15 percent down in February 2013 from February 2012. The decline is somewhat more substantial than in January, when private sector investments were 14 percent down from one year previously.

According to figures released today by Statistics Netherlands, seasonally adjusted unemployment in the Netherlands rose by 30 thousand in March, to 643 thousand people.Figures published by UWV – the organisation responsible for implementing unemployment benefits - show that the number of unemployment benefit claimants rose by 3 thousand to 380 thousand in March.

Adjusted for seasonal variation, 643 thousand people in the Netherlands were unemployed in March 2013, an increase by 30 thousand relative to February this year. Unemployment has risen almost continuously since mid-2011, but the unemployment rate climbed more rapidly over the past few months.

In Februari 2013, retail turnover was 4.8 percent down from the same month last year. The volume of sales shrank by a dramatic 7.2 percent, retail prices were 2.6 percent higher, as the most recent figures released by Statistics Netherlands show.

The volume of exports of goods grew by 3 percent in February relative to twelve months previously. Over the past five months, exports growth ranged between 3 and 6 percent. The volume of imports increased by 1.5 percent in February, the lowest growth rate in almost twelve months.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods deteriorated marginally in February 2013 relative to February 2012. Prices of exported goods were at the same level as one year previously and prices of imported goods were 0.2 percent higher.

The retail sector faced nearly 5 percent turnover loss in February 2013 relative to February 2012. Retail prices were nearly 3 percent up, whereas the volume of retail sales was down by more than 7 percent. Retail turnover is affected by the shopping-day pattern.

In March this year, 709 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, i.e. 50 down from February, when the number of bankruptcies was at an all-time high.

The latest figures released by Statistics Netherlands show that inflation fell marginally in March to 2.9 percent. In January and February, consumer prices were 3.0 percent up from one year previously.

The Dutch inflation rate was 2.9 percent in March, i.e. marginally lower than in January and February, when the rate was 3.0 percent.

The vacancy indicator provides a quick indication of the further trend in job vacancies. The indicator was about the same in March as in February and was also fairly stable in the preceding months.

The retail sector faced a 0.4 percent turnover loss in January 2013 relative to January 2012. Retail prices were 2.6 percent up, whereas the volume of retail sales was down by 3.0 percent.

The Dutch long-term interest rate based on the return of the most recent ten-year public loan, averaged 1.7 percent in March 2013. The interest rate was lower than in February (1.8 percent). In January and February, the interest rate had increased marginally.

The Dutch economy shrank by 0.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared with the preceding quarter. The first estimate, published on 14 February put the contraction at 0.2 percent.

Real disposable income of households in the Netherlands has fallen for the fifth year in a row: by 3.2 percent in 2012.

The Dutch economy shrank by 0.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to the third quarter. It was the second consecutive quarter showing negative quarter-on-quarter growth.

The number of jobs of employees was 89 thousand (1.1 percent) lower in the fourth quarter of 2012 than twelve months previously. In the first three quarters of 2012, too, the number of jobs was lower than one year previously. The number of jobs lost grew in the course of the year.

Output prices of the Dutch manufacturing industry were 0.3 percent higher in February 2013 than in February 2012. The price increase has become gradually less substantial in recent months.

The volume of exports of goods grew nearly 5 percent in January relative to twelve months previously, equalling the growth rate in the fourth quarter of 2012.The volume of imports increased by more than 4 percent in January, just below the growth level of the previous three months.

Household spending on goods and services was 2.3 percent down in January 2013 from January 2013. Domestic household consumption has been continuously down from twelve months previously for eighteen months now.

Manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were 5 percent up in January from January 2012. The increase is more substantial than in December 2012, when stocks were 1 percent up from one year previously.

The most recent figures show that unemployment adjusted for seasonal variation grew by 21 thousand in February to 613 thousand

Adjusted for seasonal variation, 613 thousand people in the Netherlands were unemployed in February 2013, an increase by 21 thousand relative to January 2013. In the preceding month, unemployment had also increased by 21 thousand. Unemployment has risen almost continuously since mid-2011.

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings were on average 8.3 percent lower in February 2013 than in February 2012. The price drop is less substantial than in the previous month when the house prices were 9.6 percent lower.

The mood among Dutch consumers improved marginally in March relative to February. The consumer confidence indicator climbed 3 points to -41, but confidence remains low.

The volume of private sector investments in tangible fixed assets was more than 11 percent down in January 2013 from January 2012. The decline is more substantial than in December, when private sector investments were more than 9 percent down from one year previously.

The average daily output of Dutch manufacturing industry was 3 percent down in January 2013 from January 2012. In December 2012, manufacturing output had been nearly 1 percent up from one year previously.

The volume of exports of goods grew more than 5 percent in January relative to twelve months previously. Exports growth was slightly higher than in the fourth quarter of 2012.

The latest figures show that retail turnover was 0.5 percent down in January 2013 from January 2012. Retail prices were 2.6 percent higher, volume shrank by 3 percent.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods improved in January 2013 relative to January 2012. Prices of exported goods were 0.6 percent higher, prices of imported goods rose by 0.1 percent.

The retail sector faced a 0.5 percent turnover loss in January 2013 relative to January 2012. Retail prices were 2.6 percent up, but the volume of retail sales was down by 3 percent.

In February this year, 755 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt. This is the highest monthly number ever recorded.

The latest figures show that inflation was stable in February. In January as well as in February, consumer prices were 3 percent up from one year previously

The Dutch inflation rate was 3.0 percent in February, just as in January. Price developments of airline tickets had an upward effect on inflation in February, but this was offset by food price developments.

The retail sector faced more than 4 percent turnover loss in December 2012 relative to December 2011. Retail prices were nearly 3 percent up, whereas the volume of retail sales was down by almost 7 percent.

The Dutch long-term interest rate, based on the return of the most recent ten-year public loan, averaged 1.8 percent in February 2013, i.e. 0.1 of a percentage point up on January.

Output prices of Dutch manufacturing industry were 0.4 percent higher in January 2013 than in January 2012. The price increase was smaller than in December, when manufacturing prices were 2.0 percent up from twelve months previously.

In the fourth quarter of 2012, the amount of hours worked in stage A temp jobs was nearly 1 percent down on the third quarter. The number of hours worked in temp jobs also declined in the two preceding months.

The volume of exports of goods grew more than 3 percent in December relative to twelve months previously . The growth figure for October and November was approximately 5 percent.The volume of imports grew by 5 percent in December, about the same growth rate as in the two preceding months.

Domestic household spending on goods and services was 1.0 percent down in December 2012 from December 2011. Household consumption has been continuously down from twelve months previously for eighteen months now, but the decrease in December was obviously smaller than in November.

Manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were nearly 2 percent up in December 2012 from December 2011. In the preceding four months, stocks had declined compared to twelve months previously.

According to the latest figures, unemployment adjusted for seasonal variation increased by 21 thousand in January to 592 thousand.

Adjusted for seasonal variation, 592 thousand people in the Netherlands were unemployed in January 2013, an increase by 21 thousand relative to December 2012. Unemployment has risen almost continuously since mid-2011.

The confidence of Dutch consumers reached a historically low level in February 2013. The consumer confidence indicator fell by 9 points to -44, the lowest level since the start of the seasonally adjusted time series in April 1986.

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings sold in January 2013 were on average 9.6 percent lower than in January 2012, the most substantial price drop relative to twelve months previously since the price index of existing residential property was first recorded in 1995.

The volume of private sector investments in tangible fixed assets was more than 8 percent down in December 2012 from December 2011. The decline is more substantial than in October and November, when private sector investments were respectively more than 4 and nearly 7 percent down from one year previously.

According to the first estimate the Dutch economy shrank by 0.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to the third quarter and by 1.0 percent in the third quarter compared to the second quarter.

Adjusted for seasonal variation, 101 thousand job vacancies were unfilled by the end of last year, i.e. a decrease by 7 thousand relative to the previous quarter.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods deteriorated marginally in December 2012 relative to December 2011. Prices of exported goods were 0.5 percent higher, prices of imported goods rose by 0.7 percent.

In the fourth quarter of 2012, the number of jobs of employees declined by 93 thousand (1.2 percent) relative to the fourth quarter of 2011. In the first three quarters of 2012, the number of jobs was also down on a one year previously. The number of lost jobs has grown in the course of the year.

The Dutch economy shrank by 0.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to the third quarter. It was the second consecutive quarter showing negative quarter-on-quarter growth.

There were 101 thousand job vacancies at the end of December 2012, i.e. 7 thousand fewer than at the end of September. The number of vacant jobs declined due to a reduced demand for staff in the private sector.

The value of retail sales was 4.1 percent down in December 2012 from December 2011.

January’s inflation rate climbed to 3.0 percent, the highest rate in more than four years.

The retail sector faced more than 4 percent turnover loss in December 2012 relative to December 2011. Retail prices were nearly 3 percent up, whereas the volume of retail sales was down by almost 7 percent.

The Dutch inflation rate was 3.0 percent in January. In November and December 2012, inflation stood at 2.8 and 2.9 percent respectively.

In January this year, 715 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt. The number of bankruptcies remains high.

The Dutch long-term interest rate, based on the return of the most recent ten-year public loan, averaged 1.7 percent in January 2013. In December 2012, the interest rate reached its lowest level in decades (1.6 percent).

In November 2012, the retail sector faced a nearly 2 percent turnover loss relative to twelve months previously. Retail prices were nearly 3 percent up. The volume of retail sales was down by 4 percent from one year previously.

The volume of exports of goods grew by more than 4 percent in November relative to twelve months previously. In October, the growth figure was more than 5 percent. The volume of imports grew by nearly 5 percent in November, the same growth rate as in October.

Output prices of Dutch manufacturing industry were nearly 3 percent higher in December 2012 than in December 2011. The price increase was somewhat smaller than in November.

Manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were more than 1 percent down in November 2012 from November 2011. In the preceding three months, stocks also declined compared to twelve months previously.

Household spending on goods and services was 3.0 percent down in November 2012 from November 2011, the most substantial decline in more than three years.

An unprecedented total of 11,235 businesses and natural persons were declared bankrupt last year, an increase by 18 percent relative to 2011.

In December 2012, 552 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, versus 581 in November.

The volume of private sector investments in tangible fixed assets was nearly 11 percent down in November 2012 from November 2011. The decline is slightly more substantial than in October, when private sector investments were nearly 9 percent down from one year previously.

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings sold in December 2012 were on average 6.3 percent lower than in December 2011. The price drop relative to one year previously is again less substantial than in the preceding month.

Dutch consumers were less negative in January 2013 than in December 2012. The consumer confidence indicator climbed 4 points to -35. Consumers were less pessimistic about the economic climate in particular, but their willingness-to-buy also improved. Yet, the consumer confidence indicator remains at a low level.

The most recent figures show that unemployment adjusted for seasonal variation has risen by 19 thousand in December to reach 571 thousand.

Adjusted for seasonal variation, 571 thousand people in the Netherlands were unemployed in December, an increase by 19 thousand relative to November. Unemployment has risen almost continuously for eighteen months now.

The volume of exports of goods grew by 5 percent in November relative to twelve months previously. In October, the growth figure was 6 percent. The volume of imports grew by 4 percent in November, the same growth rate as in October.

Retail sales were 1.5 percent down in November 2012 from November 2011

In November 2012, the retail sector faced a 1.5 percent turnover loss relative to twelve months previously. Retail prices were nearly 3 percent up. The volume of retail sales was down by 4 percent from one year previously.

Dutch terms of trade of imported and exported goods deteriorated in November 2012 compared to November 2011. Prices of exported goods were 1.4 percent higher, prices of imported goods rose by 2.4 percent.

In November 2012, the average daily output of the Dutch manufacturing industry was 0.7 percent up on November 2011.

The Dutch inflation rate was 2.9 percent in December, up from 2.8 percent in November. The rise in inflation was mainly caused by the development of food prices.

The volume of exports of goods grew by 6 percent in October relative to twelve months previously. The growth figure for exports is higher than in the four preceding months. The volume of imports grew by more than 4 percent in October, which is a slightly higher growth rate than in the four preceding months.

Retail turnover in October 2012 virtually equalled the level in October 2011. Retail prices were nearly 3 percent up. The volume of retail sales was down by nearly 3 percent from one year previously.

The Dutch long-term interest rate, based on the return of the most recent ten-year public loan, averaged 1.6 percent in December 2012. This is the lowest level in decades.

Output prices of the Dutch manufacturing industry were more than 3 percent higher in November 2012 than in November 2011. In August, September and October, prices increased by just over 4 percent.

The Dutch economy shrank by 0.9 percent in the third quarter of 2012 compared with the previous quarter. The first estimate, published on 15 November, put the decrease at 1.1 percent.

The Dutch economy shrank by 0.9 percent in the third quarter compared to the preceding quarter. Taking into account the working-day pattern and the effects of seasonal variation, quarter-on-quarter economic growth was 0.1 percent in the first and the second quarter of 2012.

In the third quarter of 2012, 82 thousand jobs of employees were lost relative to the third quarter of 2011, i.e. a decline by 1.0 percent.

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings sold in November 2012 were on average 6.8 percent lower than in November 2011. The price drop is less substantial than in the previous four months.

According to the most recent figures released by Statistics Netherlands, unemployment adjusted for seasonal variation increased by 16 thousand in November 2012 to reach 552 thousand, i.e. 7 percent of the labour force.

In October 2012, the volume of private sector investments in tangible fixed assets was more than 4 percent down from October 2011. In September, private sector investments were 10 percent lower than one year previously.

The mood among Dutch consumers deteriorated marginally in December. The consumer confidence indicator dropped by 2 points to -39. Dutch consumers have been very pessimistic all year long.

In October 2012, household spending on goods and services was 2.4 percent down from October 2011, the most substantial decline in the past three years.

Adjusted for seasonal variation, 552 thousand people in the Netherlands were unemployed in November, an increase by 16 thousand relative to October. Currently, 7.0 percent of the Dutch labour force are unemployed, as against 5.8 percent twelve months previously.

Retail sales declined by 0.1 percent in October 2012 compared to the same month last year. Retail volume shrank by 2.9 percent, retail prices were 2.8 percent up from October 2011.

Retail turnover in October 2012 virtually equalled the level in October 2011. Retail prices were nearly 3 percent up. The volume of retail sales was down by nearly 3 percent from one year previously.

The volume of imports and exports of goods grew by 6 perce