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51 bankruptcies in week 31

In week 31, 51 companies and institutions including sole proprietorships were declared bankrupt

Producer confidence continues to rise in July

In July, confidence among Dutch manufacturers is again less unfavourable, producer confidence now stands at -8.7, up from -15.1 in June.

37 bankruptcies in week 30

In week 30 (20 to 26 July inclusive), 37 companies and institutions including sole proprietorships were declared bankrupt

57 bankruptcies in week 29

In week 29 (13 to 19 July inclusive), 57 companies and institutions including sole proprietorships were declared bankrupt. This is 7 fewer than in week

Investments plummeting in May

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 18.8 percent down in May 2020 relative to the same month last year.

64 bankruptcies in week 28

In week 28 (6 to 12 July inclusive), 64 companies and institutions including sole proprietorships were declared bankrupt.

Fewer bankruptcies in June

The number of corporate bankruptcies, adjusted for court session days, has decreased again.

Fewer concerns about business survival in most sectors

In June 2020, confidence in business continuity under the current economic conditions increased in virtually all non-financial business sectors.

31 bankruptcies in week 26

In week 26 (week 22 to 28 June inclusive), 31 companies and institutions including sole proprietorships were declared bankrupt.

Manufacturers: export order position slightly less weak in June

The order position of exporting manufacturers improved slightly in June compared to the previous month.

Producer confidence continues to recover

In June, confidence among Dutch manufacturers was again less unfavourable.

84 bankruptcies in week 25

In week 25 (15 to 21 June inclusive), 84 companies and institutions including sole proprietorships were declared bankrupt.

Investments almost 11 percent down in April

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 10.6 percent down in April 2020 relative to the same month last year.

60 bankruptcies in week 24

In week 24 (working week 8 to 14 June inclusive), 60 companies and institutions including sole proprietorships were declared bankrupt.

Fewer bankruptcies in May

The number of corporate bankruptcies, adjusted for court session days, has decreased.

Entrepreneurs less concerned about business continuity

The number of entrepreneurs in virtually all non-financial industries who estimate their business will continue to exist in the current economic situation for at least another 12 months increased dramatically between April and May

Week 22: 75 bankruptcies

In week 22 (working week 25 to 29 May inclusive), 75 companies and institutions including sole proprietorships were declared bankrupt.

Week 21: 85 bankruptcies

IIn week 21 (working week 18 to 22 May inclusive), 85 companies and institutions including sole proprietorships were declared bankrupt.

Investments almost 1 percent up in March

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was almost 1 percent up in March relative to the same month last year.

Business confidence in Q2 at lowest level ever measured

Due to the COVID-19 crisis and accompanying measures, entrepreneurs have not been this pessimistic since the start of surveytaking. Business confidence stands at -37.2, down from 6.4 in the previous quarter.

First week of May: 55 bankruptcies

In week 19 (working week 4 to 8 May inclusive), 55 companies and institutions including sole proprietorships were declared bankrupt.

More bankruptcies in April

The number of corporate bankruptcies, adjusted for court session days, has increased.

Half of private sector may not survive COVID-19 crisis

Many non-financial companies in the Netherlands fear for their survival in case of a protracted coronavirus crisis. Nearly half of all entrepreneurs in the non-financial private sector expect their livelihood to be at risk if the crisis lasts more than six months

Measuring the internet economy with big data

A discussion paper on measuring the internet economy in the Netherlands in 2016-2018 with big data. This study repeats a similar study from 2016 for the year 2015.

Fourth week of April: 112 bankruptcies

In week 17 (working week 20 to 24 April inclusive), 112 companies and institutions including sole proprietorships were declared bankrupt.

Historic drop in producer confidence

In April, producer confidence has plummeted to its lowest level since the start of the producer confidence survey.

Dutch consumers spent €1.9 bn in EU webshops in 2019

Last year, Dutch consumers purchased 1.9 billion euros worth of products from foreign EU webshops. This is 19.3 percent more than in 2018, when spending amounted to 1.6 billion euros.

Third week of April: 60 bankruptcies

In week 16 (working week 13 to 17 April inclusive), 60 companies and institutions – excluding sole proprietorships – were declared bankrupt.

Investments 1 percent up in February

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 1 percent up in February relative to the same month last year.

Second week of April: 86 bankruptcies

In week 15 (working week 6 to 10 April inclusive), 86 companies and institutions – excluding sole proprietorships – were declared bankrupt.

Fewer bankruptcies in March

There were 13 fewer bankruptcies in March 2020 than in the previous month. The trend has been relatively stable in recent years.

Number of bankruptcies up in first week of April

In week 14 (working week 30 March to 3 April inclusive), altogether 69 companies and institutions – excluding sole proprietorships – were declared bankrupt.

Number of bankruptcies down in last week of March

In week 13 (23 to 29 March), 44 companies and institutions (excluding sole proprietorships) were declared bankrupt.

Producer confidence down in March

Producer confidence among Dutch manufacturers has deteriorated in March 2020 to the lowest level since October 2014.

Investments over 2 percent up in January

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 2.3 percent up in January relative to the same month last year.

Number of bankruptcies hardly changed

There were 3 more bankruptcies in February 2020 than in the previous month.

Dutch manufacturers more positive

Producer confidence among Dutch manufacturers has improved in February 2020.

Investments 8 percent up in December

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 8 percent up in December 2019 relative to the same month last year.

More bankruptcies in January

There were 28 more bankruptcies in January 2020 than in the previous month.

Record number of enterprise births in 2019

In 2019, over 207 thousand new enterprises were established in the Netherlands, 23 thousand more than in the previous year. The number of enterprise births within one year has never been this high.

Dutch manufacturers less positive

Producer confidence among Dutch manufacturers has deteriorated in January 2020.

EU webshop sales nearly 20 percent up in the Netherlands

In Q3 2019, Dutch consumers purchased 455 million euros worth of products from foreign EU webshops.

Investments almost 4 percent up in November

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 3.7 percent up in November 2019 relative to the same month last year.

In 2019 slightly more bankruptcies than in 2018

The total number of businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) filing for bankruptcy in 2019 stood at 3,208, i.e. 63 more than in 2018.

Producer confidence hardly changed

Producer confidence among Dutch manufacturers has hardly changed in December 2019.

Investments almost 6 percent up in October

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 5.6 percent up in October 2019 relative to the same month last year.

More bankruptcies in November

The number of corporate bankruptcies has increased. The trend has been relatively stable in recent years.

R&D expenditure 4 percent up in 2018

In 2018, Dutch enterprises, institutions and the higher education sector spent around 16.7 billion euros on Research & Development (R&D), using own and hired personnel.

Manufacturers less positive

Producer confidence among Dutch manufacturers has deteriorated in November 2019.

Investments 8 percent up in September

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 8 percent up in September 2019 relative to the same month last year.

Sharper decline in business confidence

At the beginning of Q4 2019, business confidence - the sentiment indicator of the Dutch private sector – was at a lower level compared to the previous quarter. Nevertheless, entrepreneurs are still in a more positive mood than average.

Number of bankruptcies hardly changed

The number of corporate bankruptcies has hardly changed. The trend has been relatively stable in recent years.

Producer confidence hardly changed

Producer confidence among Dutch manufacturers hardly changed in October 2019.

Record turnover for EU webshops

In Q2 2019, Dutch consumers purchased nearly half a billion euros worth of products from foreign EU webshops. This is the highest quarterly turnover ever recorded.

Investments slightly up in August

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 0.2 percent up in August 2019 relative to the same month last year.

Twice as many Chinese companies in the Netherlands

Over a span of five years, the number of Chinese companies located in the Netherlands nearly doubled, from 245 at the end of 2012 to 470 at the end of 2017.

Dutch manufacturers less positive

Producer confidence among Dutch manufacturers has deteriorated in September 2019.

Wholesale trade earns 40 billion euros from exports

In 2017, Dutch wholesale trade generated over 40 bn euros in value added due to exports of goods and services. This is equivalent to 16.5 percent of Dutch gross export earnings.

Investments over 4 percent up in July

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 4.4 percent up in July 2019 relative to the same month last year.

Producer confidence unchanged

Producer confidence among Dutch manufacturers has improved.

Investments nearly the same year-on-year

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was nearly the same as in June 2018.

One-quarter of businesses facing staff shortages

At the start of Q3 2019, one-quarter of Dutch non-financial enterprises were still affected by staff shortages.

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EU webshops generate €390 million in the Netherlands

In Q1 2019, Dutch consumers purchased around 390 million euros (excl. VAT) worth of products from foreign EU webshops.

Investments almost 9 percent up in May

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 8.9 percent up in May 2019 relative to the same month last year.

More bankruptcies in June

There were 7 more bankruptcies in June 2019 than in the previous month.

Investments almost 7 percent up in April

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 6.7 percent up in April 2019 relative to the same month last year.

Fewer bankruptcies in May

There were 19 less bankruptcies in May 2019 than in the previous month.

Dutch manufacturers less positive

Producer confidence among Dutch manufacturers deteriorated in May 2019.

Analysing response differences in VAT

Analysing response differences between sample survey and VAT turnover

Investments almost 4 percent up in March

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 3.8 percent up in March 2019 relative to the same month last year.

Business confidence increases slightly

Confidence among Dutch entrepreneurs is increasing slightly in Q2 2019, after two quarters of decline. However, staff shortages are still affecting business operations at some enterprises.

Slightly more bankruptcies in April

There were 3 more bankruptcies in April 2019 than in the previous month.

EU webshops generate €1.6 billion in the Netherlands

In 2018, Dutch consumers purchased around 1.6 billion euros (excl. VAT) worth of products from foreign EU webshops.

Producer confidence improves

Producer confidence among Dutch manufacturers has improved in April 2019.

Investments up in February

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 7.5 percent up in February 2019 relative to the same month last year.

More bankruptcies in March

There were 23 more bankruptcies in March 2019 than in the previous month.

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The results of the e-commerce survey in the Caribbean Netherlands 2018-2019 are presented in this paper.

Producer confidence hardly changed

Producer confidence among Dutch manufacturers has hardly changed in March 2019.

Investments nearly 5 percent up in January

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 4.9 percent up in January 2019 relative to the same month last year.

Fewer bankruptcies in February

There were 32 fewer bankruptcies in February 2019 than in the previous month. Most bankruptcies were recorded in trade sector

Dutch manufacturers slightly more positive

Producer confidence among Dutch manufacturers has increased slightly in February 2019.

Investments almost 3 percent up in December

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 2.6 percent up in December 2018 relative to the same month one year previously

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The influence of import competition on innovation by Dutch manufacturing firms during the period 2000-2010.

Business confidence lower in Q1

At the start of 2019, business confidence stands at 10.6, almost 3 points down on the previous quarter but still well above the long-term average.

Fewer bankruptcies

There were 47 fewer bankruptcies in January 2019 than in the previous month. Most bankruptcies were recorded in trade sector.

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Measuring online platforms: definitions, actors and statistical challenges

Dutch manufacturers less positive

Producer confidence among Dutch manufacturers has declined in January 2019.

EU webshops earn over €400 million in the Netherlands

In Q3 2018, Dutch consumers bought around 406 million euros (excl. VAT) worth of products from foreign EU webshops. This is 14 pecent up on the same quarter in 2017.

Investments up in November

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 5.8 percent up in November 2018 relative to the same month one year previously.

Number of bankruptcies in 2018 lowest of this century

Over the entire year 2018, a total of 3,144 bankruptcies were pronounced. This represents a year-on-year decrease of 4.5 percent.

Producer confidence increases again

Producer confidence among Dutch manufacturers has increased again in December 2018.

Investments up in October

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 7.4 percent up in October 2018 relative to the same month last year.

Rising number of innovating businesses

In the period 2014-2016, the number of companies implementing technological innovations rose to nearly 20 thousand, up by nearly one thousand relative to the period 2012-2014. This involves new or substantially improved products or production processes.

Number of bankruptcies up again

There were 13 more bankruptcies in November 2018 than in the previous month. Most bankruptcies were recorded in the trade sector.

Lower investments anticipated in manufacturing for 2019

Producers in the manufacturing industry expect to invest 7 percent less in 2019 than in 2018. They also anticipate investments for 2018 to be 44 percent higher than in 2017 by the end of the year.

Producer confidence increases

Producer confidence among Dutch manufacturers has increased in November 2018.

Investments slightly down in September

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.

Entrepreneurs optimistic about 2019

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.

More bankruptcies in October

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

EU webshops generate €455 million in the Netherlands

In Q2 2018, Dutch consumers purchased around 455 million euros (excl. VAT) worth of products from foreign EU webshops. This represents an increase of 18 percent relative to Q2 2017.

Investments over 6 percent up in August

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

Multinationals account for 30 percent of economy

In 2016, multinational enterprises generated 30 percent of the 635 billion euros in value added.

Lowest level bankruptcies of this century

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

Producer confidence hardly changes

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

1/5 of manufacturing exports are carry-along trade

One-fifth of all exports by Dutch manufacturers consist of products that are not self-manufactured, but supplied along with their own products, a phenomenon referred to as carry-along trade.

Investments over 6 percent up in July

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

Again slightly more bankruptcies

The number of corporate bankruptcies has increased slightly in August

Investments over 6 percent up in June

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

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Businesses face growing shortage of staff

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.

Cosmetics sales up partly due to webshops

In 2016, sales of cosmetics and perfumes amounted to 3.3 billion euros in the Netherlands. This was still 2.9 billion euros in 2012.

Slightly more bankruptcies in July

The number of corporate bankruptcies has increased slightly in July

Spending in European webshops up by 15 percent

In Q1 2018, Dutch consumers spent around 400 million euros (excl. VAT) on products sold by foreign EU webshops.

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Methodological departments of national statistical institutes should adopt formal quality certification for ISO 9001

Investments almost 2 percent up in May

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

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National statistical institutes should adopt formal quality certification, e.g. ISO or EFQM.

Over 30 thousand jobs offshored

In the period 2014-2016, six percent of companies employing more than 50 people moved some of their business operations abroad.

Investments over 11 percent up in April

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

Fewer bankruptcies in May

The number of corporate bankruptcies has decreased in May 2018

Manufacturers more confident

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

Investments nearly 5 percent up in March

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

Transitivity of Price Indices

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Number of bankruptcies remains stable

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

Investments over 2 percent up in February

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

More bankruptcies in March

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.

Investments over 12 percent up in January

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

Lowest level bankruptcies of this century

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

Investments slightly down in December

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

Largest number of enterprise births since 2009

In 2017 there were 73 thousand more enterprise births than deaths, the highest number since 2009.

Investments almost 9 percent up in November

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

Number of bankruptcies in 2017 lowest of this century

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

Producer confidence hardly changes

Confidence among Dutch manufacturers stood at 8.9 in December.

Investments over 8 percent up in October

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

Foreign companies create nearly 1.4 million jobs

Foreign-owned multinationals and their suppliers created around 1.4 m full-time jobs in 2014.

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Investments almost five percent up in September

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

Enterprises anticipate further growth in 2018

Dutch entrepreneurs expect an increase in turnover, employment and investments for 2018.

Producer confidence hardly changes

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

Investments 8.4 percent up in August

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

One in five businesses fall victim to cybercrime

Over 20 percent of businesses had to deal with the consequences of cyber attacks in 2016.

Investments 9.3 percent up in July

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

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An assessment of the contribution of the Dutch public export credit insurance facility to Dutch GDP and employment

Manufacturers less confident in August

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

Investments 0.3 percent down in June

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

Staffing deficits impact private sector

At the beginning of Q3, more and more enterprises are suffering from a shortage of staff.

Fewer bankruptcies in July

There were 34 fewer bankruptcies in July than in June 2017.

Manufacturing output up in June

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 3.3 percent up in June 2017.

Manufacturers slightly less confident in July

Confidence among Dutch manufacturers stood at 6.6 in July, down from 7.2 in June.

Largest growth investments in over a year

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was almost 17 percent up in May 2017.

Manufacturing output up again

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 3.9 percent up in May 2017.

More bankruptcies in June

The number of corporate bankruptcies has risen. In June 2017, it was 12 up from May.

Manufacturers more confident in June

Confidence among Dutch manufacturers stood at 7.2 in June, up from 6.1 in May.

ICT sector growth above average

In the period 2011-2015, the Dutch ICT sector showed stronger growth than the overall economy.

Investments down in April

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 1.4 percent down in April 2017.

Manufacturers less confident in May

Confidence among Dutch manufacturers stood at 6.1 in May, down from 8.3 in April.

Largest growth in investments in over a year

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 12.3 percent up in March 2017.

Lower growth rate investments in February

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 3.4 percent up in February 2017.

More bankruptcies in March

According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the number of company bankruptcies has risen marginally.

Manufacturing output also up in February

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 5 percent up in February 2017.

Confidence among manufacturers improves further

Confidence among Dutch manufacturers stood at 7.8 in March. They are especially more positive about their future output.

Manufacturing output up in January

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 1.5 percent up in January 2017.

Sustained growth manufacturing output in December

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 4.7 percent up.

Growth rate investments lower again in November

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets grew by 0.8 percent in November 2016.

Manufacturing output in November grows again

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 2.9 percent up in November 2016.

Manufacturing output continues to grow

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 0.6 percent up in October 2016 from October.

Considerable increase number of bankruptcies

The number of bankruptcies rose substantially in November. Most were filed in the financial services sector.

US companies account for 12 percent of turnover

Subsidiaries with a US parent company account for some 12 percent of total private sector turnover in the Netherlands.

The internet essential for fifty thousand businesses

More than 50 duizend businesses in the Netherlands rely on the internet for their revenues.

Transport and storage top sector export of services

In 2014 the total value of services exported by the top sector Transport and storage exceeded 22 bn euros.

Producer confidence picks up

The Dutch producer confidence indicator stood at 3.4 in September, up from 1.2 in August.

Fewer bankruptcies

The number of bankruptcies decreased by 16 in July 2016 relative to June.

Sustained growth manufacturing output

The average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was 1.6 percent up in June.

Steady growth investments

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets grew by 4.4 percent in May 2016 relative to the same month last year.

More web shops in retail trade

A growing number of retailers sell online in the Netherlands.

1 in 10 innovative firms claim world-first innovation

19 thousand Dutch companies implemented technological innovations in the period 2012-2014.

Growing share of foreign companies in total turnover

Turnover and employment at foreign-controlled companies in the Netherlands are growing relatively fast.

Private sector optimistic; employment expected to grow

At the beginning of Q2, the mood across the Dutch private sector remains largely positive.

Growing optimism among Dutch manufacturers

Confidence among Dutch manufacturers improved further, reaching the highest level in 5 years.

Dutch manufacturers more optimistic

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

Growth investments slows down

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets grew by 4.2 percent in January 2015 on an annual basis. The increase is far less substantial than in the preceding two months. This is mainly due to the boost in car sales in the last months of 2015, which was discontinued in January 2016. According to Statistics Netherlands’ Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands is slightly less positive in March than in January.

Sustained growth manufacturing output

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.

More bankruptcies

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.

Dutch manufacturers remain optimistic

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.

Robust growth investments, particularly in passenger cars

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.

Fewer bankruptcies

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.

23 thousand people with a non-Dutch nationality start up their own business

One in six new firms started up in the Netherlands in 2014 were owned by persons with at least one non-Dutch nationality.

Dutch manufacturers remain optimistic

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.

Considerable growth investments

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.

Number of bankruptcies reduced by one-fifth last year

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.

Dutch manufacturers less optimistic

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.

Investment growth slows down

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.

Year-on-year manufacturing output increased again

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.

Number of bankruptcies hardly changes

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.

Dutch manufacturers more optimistic

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.

Investments further up, mainly in residential property

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.

Dutch businesses more positive about employment in 2016

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.

More bankruptcies

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.

More research and innovation at Dutch companies

In 2014, Dutch companies and research institutes spent over 13 billion euros on research and development (R&D), up 3 percent from 2013. The number of companies innovating has increased in recent years.

Dutch manufacturers less optimistic

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.

Investments further up

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.

Year-on-year manufacturing output down in August

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.

Lowest number of bankruptcies in 7 years

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.

Dutch manufacturers optimistic

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.

Investments increase again

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.

Year-on-year growth in manufacturing output for fifth month in a row

According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was up by 0.6 percent in July 2015 from the same month last year. The increase is smaller than in the previous two months.

Lowest number of bankruptcies in almost 7 years

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.

Substantial increase investments

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) announced today that the volume of investment in tangible fixed assets was 22.2 percent up in June 2015 from June 2014.

Private sector more confident

At the start of Q3, business confidence has increased relative to one quarter previously. After a dip in Q2 2013, business confidence reached the highest level since Q3 2011.

number of bankruptcies stable

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.

year-on-year growth manufacturing output for fourth month in a row

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.

Dutch manufacturers remain optimistic

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.

Investments up, particularly in residential property

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.

year-on-year growth manufacturing output continues

According to Statistics Netherlands, the average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was 2.0 percent up in May 2015 from the same month last year. In April, output was 0.7 percent higher than in April 2014.

number of bankruptcies continues to fall

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.

producer confidence improves further

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.

manufacturing output again above last year's level

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

bankruptcies fall to 6.5-year low

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.

Producer confidence at highest level in four years

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

Private sector invariably positive

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.

investment up, particularly in property, infrastructure and machines

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.

manufacturing output up again, after five months of decline

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.

lowest number of bankruptcies in four years

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.

Producer confidence rises considerably

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.

higher investments, particularly in property and lorries

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.

more and more businesses in the Netherlands

The number of registered businesses in the Netherlands increased by just over 65 thousand in 2014. In the first quarter of 2015 it rose by nearly 12 thousand. This means there are now a record number of nearly 1.5 million companies in the Netherlands. The main cause of the increase is a rise in the number of one-man businesses

more bankruptcies in March, mainly due to extra court session day

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.

Year-on-year selling prices manufacturing industry further down

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.

Producer confidence falls further

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.

investments up again after several months of decline

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.

Number of corporate bankruptcies fairly stable

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.

investments down for the second month in a row

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.

fewer bankruptcies

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.

modest decrease investments

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.

One fifth fewer bankruptcies in 2014

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.

three in ten companies use paid cloud services

In June 2014, 28 percent of companies in the Netherlands used IT services via the internet (cloud services). These are paid services such as software, computing, and storage capacity via the internet, i.e. not present on servers or computers operated by the companies themselves.

investment higher, particularly in machinery and computers

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.

fewer bankruptcies

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

Manufacturing industry more positive about 2015

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

Larger stocks manufacturing industry

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.

Higher investments, particularly in machinery and computers

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

Growing business confidence

At the beginning of the fourth quarter, business confidence, the indicator reflecting the mood in the Dutch private sector was higher than in the third quarter.

Fewer one-man businesses closed down, more start-ups

In the first half of 2014, fewer one-man businesses were closed down. In the preceding three years, the number of close-downs had risen continually.

Number of bankruptcies fairly stable

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.

More bankruptcies due to extra court session day

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.

Manufacturing output up again in 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.

Private sector more sombre about job vacancies

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.

Producer confidence marginally down

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.

Private sector more sombre about job vacancies

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.

Fewer bankruptcies in August

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.

Manufacturing output further up in 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.

Mood among Dutch manufacturers deteriorates marginally

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.

Larger stocks in manufacturing

According to Statistics Netherlands, manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were 3.7 percent up in June 2014 from June 2013. Stocks in manufacturing industry have been larger than twelve months previously for three consecutive months now.

Faltering growth business confidence

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.

Investments down after eight months of growth

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 4.3 percent down in June 2014 from June 2013. According to Statistics Netherlands, investments in residential and non-residential property and infrastructural projects declined considerably, but investments in cars and computers were still growing in June.

Private sector cautiously optimistic about job vacancies in July

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.

More bankruptcies due to extra court session day in July

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.

Manufacturing output down by 1.3 percent

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.

Producer confidence climbs to highest level in three years

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.

Manufacturers hold larger stocks

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.

Modest growth private and public sector investments in May

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.

Bankruptcy rate substantially down

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.

Dutch companies very active on Twitter

More and more companies in the Netherlands are using social media. They use them to communicate with customers and partners, but also for purposes of corporate presence. Within the European Union, companies in the Netherlands are the most active on Twitter.

Dutch manufacturers cautiously optimistic

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.

Volume of stocks of finished products marginally up from twelve months previously

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.

Growing confidence among Dutch manufacturers

The mood among Dutch manufacturers improved marginally in May relative to April. Currently, manufacturers are cautiously optimistic.

Private sector investments further up

The volume of private sector investments in tangible fixed assets was 5.8 percent up in April 2014 from April 2013. According to Statistics Netherlands, investments continue to grow.

Fewer businesses and institutions bankrupt

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.

Volume of stocks of finished products fairly stable

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.

Private sector investments more than 4 percent up

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.

More businesses and institutions bankrupt

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

Manufacturing industry expects to invest more

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

Manufacturing stocks down

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.

Manufacturers slightly less positive

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.

Private sector investments up

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.

Fewer businesses and institutions bankrupt

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.

More start-ups than closedowns

Last year, 172 thousand businesses were started up and a record number of more than 129 thousand were closed down. They were mostly one-man businesses. Among the start-ups were many management consultancies and web shops.

Stocks of finished products down

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.

Private sector investment up

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.

606 businesses and institutions bankrupt in February

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

Modest increase in stocks of finished products

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.

Private sector investments substantially up

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.

589 bankruptcies in January

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

Budding optimism among manufacturers

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.

Modest increase in stocks of finished products

Manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were 0.3 percent up in November 2013 from November 2012. In October, stocks of finished products were 4.5 percent up from the same month one year previously.

Bankruptcies soar to record level in 2013

Last year, 12,306 bankruptcies were filed; 10 percent more than in 2012. This is the highest number since bankruptcies were first tracked in 1951, but the increase was smaller in the latter half of 2013 than in the first half, as the latest figures released by Statistics Netherlands show.

595 bankruptcies in December

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

Private sector investments nearly 3 percent up

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.

Increase in stocks of finished products

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.

Marginal improvement producer confidence

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

Private sector investments nearly 5 percent up

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.

Number of bankruptcies down in November

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

Manufacturing industry anticipates marginal growth investments

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

Producer confidence remains stable

The mood among Dutch manufacturers remained stable. The producer confidence indicator stood at - 0.4 in November.

Stocks of finished products remain unchanged

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.

Decline private sector investments less substantial

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.

Foreign companies in the Netherlands: more productive but not more profitable

The average labour productivity of Dutch companies under foreign controlin the period 2008-2011 was considerably higher than of other Dutch companies. This is evident from data on the companies in the business economy.

743 businesses and institutions bankrupt in October

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.

Stocks of finished products 1.2 percent down

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.

Decline private sector investments less substantial

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.

Number of bankruptcies marginally down

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.

Starting one-man businesses have better chances of survival

Three quarters of one-man businesses launched in 2009 were still active in 2012. Their chances of survival were higher than for one-man businesses launched in 2007.

Number of corporate takeovers nearly doubled in 3 years

The number of corporate takeovers has nearly doubled in the period 2009-2012. Corporate takeovers generally involve medium-sized and small businesses.

Mood among manufacturers deteriorated

The mood among Dutch manufacturers deteriorated in September after several months of improvements. The producer confidence indicator fell from -1.6 in August to -2.8 in September.

Stocks of finished products down

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.

Private sector investments down

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.

More than 600 bankruptcies

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.

Six in every ten companies allow teleworking

Last year, 59 percent of companies employing 10 at least 10 persons allowed teleworking. The sectors financial services and ICT promote large-scale teleworking.

Stocks of finished products declining

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.

Mood among manufacturers less negative

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.

Slump in private sector investments

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.

Number of bankruptcies still high

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.

Marginal increase in stocks of finished products

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.

Further substantial decline private sector investments

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.

672 bankruptcies in June

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

Record number of bankruptcies in first six months of 2013

In the first six months of 2013, a record number of corporate and institutional bankruptcies were filed. According to the latest figures released by Statistics Netherlands, 4 in every 10 bankruptcies were recorded in the sectors construction or trade.

Producer confidence remains stable

Dutch manufacturers were just as negative in June as in May; the producer confidence indicator crept up from -4.2 to -4.1.

Decline private sector investments less substantial

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.

One in ten large companies relocate activities abroad

Ten percent of large companies in the Netherlands moved business activities to another country in the period 2009-2011. Lower wage costs were an important factor in this respect

Number of bankruptcies exceptionally high

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.

Manufacturers less pessimistic

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.

Increase in stocks of finished products

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.

Sustained substantial decline in private sector investments

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.

Number of bankruptcies marginally down

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

Manufacturing industry anticipates 7 percent investment boost

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.

Sustained substantial decline private sector investments

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.

Fewer new business started up and more businesses closed down

The number of new business start-ups in 2012 was 19 thousand down from 2011 and the number of closedowns grew by nearly 11 thousand. Yet, the overall number of businesses increased for the sixth year in a row.

Many bankruptcies

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.

Decline manufacturing output less substantial

The average daily production realised by Dutch manufacturing industry was nearly 2 percent down in February 2013 from February 2012. The decline was less substantial than in January, when output was nearly 3 percent down on one year previously.

Sustained substantial decline private sector investments

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.

Number of bankruptcies skyrocketing

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.

Marginal growth manufacturers' stocks of finished products

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.

Private sector investments down

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.

Number of bankruptcies continues to rise

In January this year, 715 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt. The number of bankruptcies remains high.

Manufacturers' stocks of finished products declining

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.

Record number of bankruptcies in 2012

An unprecedented total of 11,235 businesses and natural persons were declared bankrupt last year, an increase by 18 percent relative to 2011.

552 businesses and institutions bankrupt in December

In December 2012, 552 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, versus 581 in November.

Private sector investments down again

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.

Wider range of shops in many shopping centres

The 15 shopping centres offering the widest variety of shops in 2012 had on average 63.3 different types of shops versus 61.8 in 2008 and 64.8 in 2004.

Decrease in manufacturers' stocks

Manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were more than 4 percent down in October 2012 from October 2011. In August and September, manufacturing stocks also declined compared to twelve months previously.

Manufacturers less pessimistic

Dutch manufacturers were less negative in December than in November. The producer confidence indicator stood at -5.7 versus -7.0 in November. The mood improved for the second month in a row.

Private sector investments down

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.

Four in every ten businesses use social media

More than forty percent of businesses employing at least 10 persons use one or more social media accounts. Three quarters of large companies (employing 500 or more persons) use the social media for communication versus 36 percent of small-scale businesses (10 to 20 employed).

564 businesses and institutions bankrupt

In November, 564 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, as against 698 in October. In the first eleven months of this year, 6,804 businesses and institutions went bankrupt, i.e. an increase by more than 20 percent relative to the first eleven months of 2011.

Internationalisation favourable for business survival

Foreign-controlled enterprises in the Netherlands have a higher rate of survival than enterprises under Dutch control. The survival rate of new Dutch businesses is greater if they immediately start trading with foreign partners.

Manufacturing industry expects little extra investment

Producers in the manufacturing industry expect to invest 1 percent more in 2013 than in 2012. This is shown by the most recent figures about expected investments in manufacturing.

Many new businesses in the four major cities

The four major cities, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and The Hague are all in the starterss top 10. These municipalities have the highest starter to total company ratio.

Sharp drop in private sector investments

In September 2012, the volume of private sector investments in tangible fixed assets was 8.5 percent down on September 2011. The decrease was much more substantial than in August, when private sector investments were 3 percent lower than one year previously.

Number of bankruptcies exceptionally high

In October, 703 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, i.e. nearly 150 more than in September.

Increase in manufacturing prices remains stable

Output prices of the Dutch manufacturing industry were more than 4 percent higher in September 2012 than in September 2011. The increase in manufacturing prices was about the same as in August.

Decrease in manufacturers' stocks

In August 2012, manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were down nearly 3 percent on August 2011. Stocks decreased for the first time in more than eighteen months.

Mood among manufacturers deteriorates further

The mood among Dutch manufacturers deteriorated further in October. The producer confidence indicator stood at -7.7 versus -6.7 in September.

Zero growth private sector investments

The volume of private sector investments in tangible fixed assets was about the same in August 2012 as in August 2011. In July, private sector investments were nearly 1 percent up on one year previously.

More than 550 businesses and institutions bankrupt

In September, 553 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, i.e. nearly 40 more than in August. The number of bankruptcies was also slightly higher than in September 2011, when 527 businesses and institutions were declared bankrupt.

Increase in manufacturers' stocks slightly less substantial

In July 2012, manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were 2 percent up from July 2011. The increase was slightly less substantial than in May and June.

Manufacturers more pessimistic

The mood among Dutch manufacturers deteriorated in September. The producer confidence indicator stood at -6.7 versus -4.6 in August. In the preceding four months, producer confidence had remained fairly stable.

Zero growth private sector investments

The volume of private sector investments in tangible fixed assets was the same in July 2012 as in July 2011. In June, private sector investments had increased by nearly 3 percent compared to one year previously.

More than 500 businesses bankrupt in August

In August, 507 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, i.e. nearly 220 fewer than in July.

Larger Increase in manufacturers' stocks

In June 2012, manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were more than 3 percent up from twelve months previously. The increase in June was more substantial than in April and May.

Slumping private sector investments pick up

In June 2012, the volume of private sector investments in tangible fixed assets was more than 3 percent up from June 2011. In May, private sector investments were 6 percent down from one year previously.

Number of bankruptcies exceptionally high

In July, 725 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, an exceptionally high number on a monthly basis. The number of bankruptcies has soared in the first seven months of 2012.

Turnover manufacturing industry down

Dutch manufacturers faced a nearly 3 percent turnover loss in June 2012 relative to June 2011. Sales on the domestic market declined more than sales on the foreign markets.

More pessimism among Dutch manufacturers

The mood among Dutch manufacturers deteriorated somewhat in July. The producer confidence indicator stood at -5.2 versus -4.8 in June.

Higher stocks in manufacturing industry

In May 2012, manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were nearly 3 percent up from twelve months previously. The increase in May was more substantial than in April (1.5 percent). The stocks of finished products index stood at 108.3 in May (2005=100) versus 105.6 in April.

Substantial fall in private sector investments

In May 2012, the volume of private sector investments in tangible fixed assets was over 8 percent down from May 2011. The decrease was somewhat larger than in April (nearly 7 percent).

Many bankruptcies

In June, 610 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt. Over the first six months of 2012, the number of bankruptcies soared.

Modest growth in manufacturing stocks

In April 2012, manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were 1 percent up on April 2011.The increase was much smaller than in February and March (6 percent).

681 bankruptcies in May

In May, 681 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, as against 594 in April.

Substantial fall in private sector investments

In April 2012, the volume of private sector investments in tangible fixed assets was 6 percent down on April 2011. The decrease was slightly larger than in February and March (4 and 5 percent respectively).

Home Internet access rate highest in the Netherlands

With 94 percent in 2011 (versus 78 percent in 2005), the Netherlands has had the highest proportion of households with access to the Internet from home in Europe for years on end.

Growth manufacturing stocks slows down

Manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were 5 percent up in March 2012 on March 2011. In February, stocks grew by 6 percent. Stocks of finished products have been continuously above the level of twelve months previously for over a year now.

Private sector investments in decline

In March 2012, the volume of private sector investments in tangible fixed assets was nearly 6 percent down on March 2011, after a 4 percent decline in February.

Dutch among top online shoppers in Europe

Around seven in ten Dutch people aged 16-75 years shopped online in 2011. This figure reflects the continuing increase in online shopping in the Netherlands, and places the Netherlands among the top online shoppers in the European Union.

One quarter of private sector investments in foreign hands

Foreign companies accounted for nearly one quarter of private sector investments in the Dutch economy in 2010. French companies account for the largest foreign share.

Dutch more and  more enterprising

In the Netherlands, enterprises setting up business outnumber those that are closing down. In 2011 the number of enterprises grew by nearly 7 percent.

615 bankruptcies in March

In March, 615 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt versus 622 in February.

Disposable household income further down

The disposable household income has dropped for the fourth year in a row. Adjusted for inflation, the disposable household income dropped 0.4 percent in 2011, the same as in 2010 and this was largely caused by the fact that the wage increase of 1.8 percent was below the level of inflation (2.3 percent).

Growth manufacturing stocks slows down

Manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were nearly 5 percent up in January 2012 on January 2011. In December 2011, stocks grew by more than 8 percent. Stocks of finished products have been continuously above the level of twelve months previously for over a year now, but growth has slowed down over the last months.

Manufacturers more pessimistic

The mood among Dutch manufacturers deteriorated in March. The producer confidence indicator stood at – 2.6 versus – 1.5 in February.

Growth private sector investments turns into decline

In January 2012, the volume of private sector investments in tangible fixed assets was nearly 1 percent down on January 2011.

610 bankruptcies in February

In February this year, 610 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, i.e. 70 fewer than in January.

Producer confidence hardly changed

The mood among Dutch manufacturers hardly changed in February.

Modest growth private sector investments

In December 2011, the volume of private sector investments in tangible fixed assets was nearly 3 percent up on December 2010. The increase was somewhat more substantial than in November, when private sector investments were over 2 percent up on one year previously.

Number of bankruptcies rocketing

In January this year, 680 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, an increase by more than 160 relative to December last year.

519 bankruptcies in December

In December 2011, 519 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, a decline by 114 relative to November.

Producer confidence hardly changed

The mood among Dutch manufacturers hardly changed in January. The producer confidence indicator stood at – 1.4 versus – 1.3 in December 2011, but there were some underlying changes.

Growth manufacturing stocks remains high

Manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were nearly 12 percent higher in November 2011 than in November 2010. The increase was approximately the same as in October.

Modest growth private sector investments

In November 2011, private sector investments in tangible fixed assets were 3 percent up on November 2010. The increase was the same as in October.

Fewer bankruptcies

In December 2011, 520 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, a decline by 113 relative to November.

Bankruptcies rising

In November 2011, 633 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, 108 more than in October.

Nearly 1 million business establishments in the Netherlands

On 1 January 2010, there were more than 863 thousand businesses with 956 thousand establishments. Densely populated areas have the highest number of establishments per 10 square kilometres (km).

Manufacturers less pessimistic

The mood among Dutch manufacturers improved in December. Producer confidence rose from -4.8 in November to -1.3 in December. Manufacturers were notably less negative about future output. In the two preceding months, producer confidence had diminished

Unabated growth manufacturing stocks

Manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were nearly 12 percent higher in October 2011 than in October 2010, equalling September’s growth rate. Stocks of finished products have been above the level of twelve months previously for almost a year now.

Dutch companies spend slightly more on R&D

Dutch companies spent more than 5 billion euro on R&D last year, i.e. 0.87 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP).

Growth private sector investments less substantial

In October 2011, private sector investments in tangible fixed assets were over 2 percent up on October 2010. The increase was less substantial than in September, when private sector investments were more than 6 percent up on one year previously.

Bankruptcies rising

In November 2011, 610 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, 85 more than in October.

Retail turnover down in September

In September 2011, Dutch retailers faced nearly 1 percent loss of turnover compared to September 2010. Prices of articles sold were more than 3 percent up, whereas retail volume shrank by nearly 4 percent.

Business services providers less optimistic about future turnover

In November, business services providers anticipating turnover growth in the next three months outnumbered those anticipating a downturn. At +18, the index was lower than in October (+29).

Mood among manufacturers continues to worsen

The mood among Dutch manufacturers deteriorated further in November. Sentiments about future output, in particular were more negative. The producer confidence indicator dropped from –3.2 in October to – 4.8 in November. The manufacturing industry has not been this depressed for almost two years.

Growth in manufacturing stocks remains substantial

Manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were 12 percent up in September 2011 on September 2010. Stocks of finished products have been above the level of twelve months previously for nine months in a row now.

Manufacturers expect modest rise in investment

Manufacturing companies expect fixed capital formation to increase by 5 percent in 2012 compared with this year.

Growth private sector investments slightly up

In September 2011, private sector investments in tangible fixed assets were more than 6 percent up on September 2010. The increase was somewhat more substantial than in August, when growth was just below the 6 percent level.

525 bankruptcies

In October 2011, 525 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, approximately the same number as in September.

Growing number of ICT professionals self-employed

The number of self-employed information and communication technology (ICT) specialists has increased over the period 2000-2010. ICT specialists are also more often educated at higher vocational education (hbo) level and, on average, they are older.

Dutch banks less keen than European banks to grant loans to MKB owners

For owners of small and medium-sized enterprises (MKB) in the Netherlands, it is on average more difficult to take out a bank loan than in the rest of Europe.

Slightly more bankruptcies in September

In September 2011, 529 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, approximately 30 more than in August.

Growth private sector investments more substantial

In August 2011, private sector investments in tangible fixed assets were 6 percent up on August 2010. The increase was more substantial than in July, when private sector investments were 1.5 percent up on one year previously.

Slightly more bankruptcies in September

In September 2011, 530 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, approximately 30 more than in August.

More than 500 bankruptcies in August

In August this year, 504 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, approximately 40 more than in July. The number of bankruptcies remained stable relative to August 2010.

Further increase manufacturing stocks

In July 2011, manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were nearly 12 percent up on July 2010. Growth was more substantial than in the preceding months. In May and June, manufacturing stocks were 10 percent larger than twelve months previously.

Modest growth private sector investments

In July 2011, private sector investments in tangible fixed assets were 1 percent up on July 2010, whereas growth was zero in June.

More than 500 bankruptcies in August

In August this year, 510 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, nearly 50 more than in July.

Further increase in number of hours worked in temp jobs

The amount of hours worked in temp jobs increased for the fifth consecutive quarter. In the second quarter of 2011, it grew by more than 2 percent relative to the preceding quarter. This means growth was less substantial than in the first quarter, when the number of hours worked in temp jobs increased by nearly 4 percent.

Producer confidence further down

The mood among Dutch manufacturers deteriorated in August. The producer confidence indicator dropped from -2.2 in July to -3.3 in August. August was the fifth month in a row, in which producer confidence diminished.

Increase in manufacturers' stocks slows down

In June 2011, manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were nearly 8 percent up on June 2010. Growth still was substantial, though marginally below the level of the preceding two months.

Zero growth for private sector investments in June

In June 2011, private sector investments in tangible fixed assets were the same as in June 2010, whereas in May, they were still nearly 10 percent up on one year previously.

Slightly more job vacancies

At the end of June 2011, there were 137 thousand job vacancies, i.e. 2 thousand more than at the end of March. The private sector accounted entirely for the increase.

Slightly more bankruptcies

In July this year, 460 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, slightly more than in June.

Manufacturing industry still suffering from blow credit crunch

Output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 2.4 percent higher in June 2011 than in June 2010. Production has been higher than one year previously for almost eighteen months now, although it is still below the pre-crisis level.

Fewer bankruptcies

In June this year, 437 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, 121 fewer than in May.

Foreign companies in the Netherlands: small number, considerable turnover

One percent of companies in the Netherlands are foreign-owned. These companies contribute disproportionately to the Dutch economy, however.

Sustained growth private sector investments

In May 2011, the private sector invested nearly 10 percent more in tangible fixed assets than twelve months previously. The increase was more substantial than in April, when private sector investments were nearly 5 percent up on one year previously.

Fewer bankruptcies

In June this year, 440 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, 117 less than in May.

Sustained growth number of e-shoppers in 2010

E-shopping is still gaining popularity. Last year, 9.3 million people bought goods and services over the Internet.

More bankruptcies

In May this year, 557 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, 114 more than in April.

Growth private sector investments less substantial

In April 2011, the private sector invested 4.3 percent more in tangible fixed assets than in April 2010. The increase was less substantial than in March, when private sector investments were 6.8 percent up on one year previously.

More bankruptcies

In May this year, 560 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, 117 more than in April.

Fewer bankruptcies

In April this year, 443 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, nearly 100 fewer than in March.

Fewer bankruptcies

In April this year, 445 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, nearly 100 fewer than in March.

Manufacturers positive about investment in 2011

Dutch manufacturing companies expect to invest 25 percent more this year than in 2010. This optimism is around the same level as six months ago, when they expected an increase of 24 percent.

Sustained growth private sector investments

In February 2011, the private sector invested 6 percent more in tangible fixed assets than in February 2010. The increase was 1 percentage point up on January.

More difficult for MKB retailers to obtain bank loans

More than half of small and medium-sized (MKB) retailers claim it was more difficult for them to get a loan from the bank in 2010 than in 2007.

540 bankruptcies filed in March

In March, 540 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, nearly 20 more than in February.

Disposable household income lower in 2010

The disposable household income in 2010 was lower than in 2009. After correction for inflation, the decline was 1.4 percent, but consumer spending was 0.4 percent higher.

Substantial growth in private sector investments

In January 2011, the private sector invested 6 percent more in tangible assets than in January 2010. However, in December 2010, private sector investments were down by nearly 2 percent on one year previously.

535 bankruptcies filed in February

In February, 535 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, nearly 50 more than in January.

Growing number of small enterprises

On 1 January 2010, there were 864 thousand businesses and institutions in the Netherlands, an increase by more than 19 thousand relative to 1 January 2009. The growth was entirely caused by an increase in small enterprises.

Corporate investments down in December

In December 2010, the volume of private fixed capital formation in tangible assets was 2.1 percent down on December 2009.

490 bankruptcies filed in January

In January this year, 490 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt.

Sustained decline corporate investments

In November 2010, the volume of private fixed capital formation in tangible assets was 4.3 percent down on November 2009.

Netherlands drifting further behind in R&D

In 2009, the Dutch public sector spent 0.88 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP), i.e. the total value of all goods and services produced in the Netherlands, on R&D. The average for the EU 27 was 1.25 percent.

Fewer bankruptcies

In December last year, 435 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt. The number of bankruptcies in December was considerably lower than in November, when 579 bankruptcies were filed. In October and November, the number of bankruptcies had still increased.

Many ICT security incidents in private sector

The rate of ICT-related security incidents appears to be fairly high in the Netherlands.

Decline private sector investments slightly less substantial

In October 2010, the volume of private fixed capital formation in tangible assets was 5.1 percent down on October 2009. The decline is slightly less substantial than in September, when private sector investments were 5.5 percent down on one year previously.

Number of bankruptcies increases

In November 2010, 580 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt. The number of bankruptcies is quite a lot higher than in October, when 537 business and institutions went bankrupt.

Manufacturers expect to invest more in 2011

According to Statistics Netherlands’ autumn survey of investment expectations, Dutch manufacturers foresee a 24 percent rise in investment next year compared with 2010.

Business investments lower

In September 2010, the volume of corporate investments in tangible fixed assets was 4.8 percent down on September 2009. The decline is more substantial than in August, when private sector investments were 1.1 percent down on one year previously.

More bankruptcies

In October 2010, 535 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt. The number of bankruptcies is considerably higher than in September, when 458 business and institutions went bankrupt.

Smaller decline private sector investments

In August 2010, the volume of corporate investments in tangible fixed assets was 1.5 percent down on August 2009. This decline is less substantial than in July, when private sector investments were 3.6 percent down on one year previously.

Number of bankruptcies drops considerably

In September this year, 450 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, a decrease by 60 relative to August.

Business investment spending over 3 percent down in July

In July 2010, the volume of corporate investments in tangible fixed assets was 3.4 percent down on July 2009. The decline was in the same order of magnitude as in June, but far below the level of the preceding months.

Number of bankruptcies marginally up

In August this year, 530 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, an increase by 25 relative to July. The number of bankruptcies was more than 10 higher than in August 2009.

500 bankruptcies in July

In July this year, 500 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, a decrease by nearly 170 relative to June.

635 bankruptcies in June

In June this year, 635 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, an increase by more than 230 relative to May.

Innovative changes usually have in-house basis

In the period 2006-2008, nearly 10 thousand businesses – 16.7 percent of all businesses in the Netherlands employing 10 or more people – have innovated their products. The proportion of businesses implementing in-house innovations has risen among businesses not engaged in research and development (R&D) activities.

Fewer new businesses in 2009

Last year, 35.4 thousand new businesses were started, a decline by 9 percent relative to 2008.

Narrowing gap between number of facilities available in urban and rural areas

In 2009, the number of facilities per 100 thousand residents in the Netherlands had increased by 4 percent relative to 2005. In urban areas, the increase was more than 6 percent.

Manufacturers expect slight fall in investment

manufacturing companies in the Netherlands expect to invest 2 percent less in 2010 than in 2009.

From self-employes to employed

This article shows the results of a study of self-employed workers who made the switch tobecome paid employees. This study was a follow-up to a study on employees who startedup their own business and became self-employed.

Six in ten e-shoppers book their holidays directly online

This year, nearly six in ten e-shoppers booked their trips and holidays directly online. Trips and accommodations are most frequently bought online.

Electronic payments in shops gaining in popularity

In the last two decades consumers started using their PIN cards more and more to pay in shops. Some 55 percent of the purchase value was paid in this way by 2008.

Manufacturers expect to invest substantially less this year

Companies in the Dutch manufacturing industry expect to invest 10 percent less in 2009 than in 2008.