Macroeconomics

Macroeconomics

Well-being high in 2019, but more pressure on environment

Although well-being in the Netherlands increased in 2019, not everybody benefited from this equally. Well-being is under pressure in a number of areas: time lost through traffic congestion, less contact with family and friends.

Supplemental survey: Consumer confidence hardly changed

The supplemental measurement indicates that consumer confidence hardly changed throughout the month of June.

Well-being differs between men and women

On a number of aspects, the well-being of men in the Netherlands is higher than that of women. For example, men are more likely to rate their own health as good or very good. Women do better than men on other aspects: they have more contact with family and friends and are less likely to be overweight.

Economic contraction of 1.5 percent in Q1 2020

According to the second estimate conducted by Statistics Netherlands (CBS), gross domestic product (GDP) declined by 1.5 percent in Q1 2020 relative to Q4 2019.

Economy deeper in recession in June

According to the CBS Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation has still deteriorated rapidly this month. The economy has entered a stage of deep recession.

CO2 emissions sharply lower in first quarter of 2020

In the first quarter of 2020, CO<sub>2</sub> emissions were 8.7 percent down year-on-year.

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.

Unprecedented decline in household consumption in April

Consumers spent 17.4 percent less in April 2020 than one year previously. This is the sharpest contraction in domestic household consumption CBS has ever recorded.

Exports down by over 11 percent in April

The total volume of goods exports shrank by 11.2 percent in April year-on-year.

Supplemental survey: Consumer confidence improves slightly

This supplemental survey indicates a slightly improved consumer confidence over the month of May.

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.

Biggest contraction ever in household consumption

Consumers spent 6.7 percent less in March 2020 than one year previously. This is the sharpest contraction in domestic household consumption CBS has ever recorded.

Exports down by 4 percent in March

The total volume of goods exports shrank by 4.0 percent in March year-on-year. This is the first contraction in exports since June 2019.

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.

Economy enters recession stage

According to the CBS Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation in mid-April is slightly less favourable than in the previous month.

Economic contraction of 1.7 percent in Q1 2020

According to the first estimate conducted by Statistics Netherlands (CBS), which is based on currently available data, gross domestic product (GDP) declined by 1.7 percent in Q1 2020 relative to Q4 2019.

Supplemental survey: Decline in consumer confidence continues

This supplemental survey indicates sustained decline in consumer confidence over the month of April.

Household spending 1.1 percent up in February

Dutch consumers spent 1.1 percent more in February 2020 than in February 2019.

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.

Economic picture mid-April slightly less favourable

According to the CBS Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation in mid-April is slightly less favourable than in the previous month.

Exports up by over 3 percent in February

The total volume of goods exports grew by 3.3 percent in February year-on-year. Growth was slightly lower than in the previous month.

Economic picture mid-March virtually unchanged

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

GDP growth rate remains 0.4 percent in Q4 2019

According to the second estimate conducted by Statistics Netherlands (CBS), gross domestic product (GDP) showed 0.4 percent growth in Q4 2019 relative to Q3 2019.

Higher CO2 emissions in fourth quarter of 2019

In the fourth quarter of 2019, CO<sub>2</sub> emissions were 1.8 percent up year-on-year.

The ecosystem service supply and use in the Netherlands

Methodological description and application of thirteen ecosystem services models in physical supply-use tables.

Household spending 1 percent up in January

Dutch consumers spent 1.0 percent more in January 2020 than in January 2019.

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.

Methodological audits at NSIs

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Exports up by almost 4 percent in January

The total volume of goods exports grew by 3.7 percent in Janaury year-on-year. Growth was lower than in the previous month.

Smaller material footprint, more recycling than the EU average

The Netherlands consumed over 20 percent fewer materials than in 2000. Material consumption per capita is lower than average in the EU and the material footprint per capita is lower.

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.

GDP growth rate 0.4 percent in Q4 2019

According to the first estimate conducted by Statistics Netherlands GDP expanded by 0.4 percent in Q4 2019 relative to the previous quarter. Last year, GDP rose by 1.7 percent.

Exports up by over 4 percent in December

The total volume of goods exports grew by 4.3 percent in December year-on-year. Growth was higher than in the previous month.

Economic picture less favourable

According to the CBS Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation in February is less favourable than in the previous month again.

Monetary valuation of ecosystem services for the Netherlands

This report shows the first experimental results for the Netherlands on monetary valuation of ecosystem services and ecosystem assets using the SEEA EEA framework (System of Environmental-Economic Accounting – Experimental Ecosystem Accounting).

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.

Exports up by over 4 percent in November

The total volume of goods exports grew by 4.1 percent in November year-on-year. Growth was lower than in the previous month.

Economic picture slightly less favourable

According to the CBS Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation in January is slightly less favourable than in the previous month again.

Economic picture slightly less favourable

According to the CBS Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation in December is slightly less favourable than in the previous month again.

GDP growth rate 0.4 percent in Q3 2019

According to the second estimate conducted by Statistics Netherlands (CBS), gross domestic product (GDP) showed 0.4 percent growth in Q3 2019 relative to Q2 2019.

Lower CO2 emissions in third quarter of 2019

In the third quarter of 2019, CO2 emissions were 4.4 percent down year-on-year.

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.

Natural capital accounts for the Dutch North Sea 2019

This report shows for the Dutch North Sea area the physical natural capital accounts according to the SEEA EEA framework (System of Environmental-Economic Accounting – Experimental Ecosystem Accounting).

Exports up by over 7 percent in October

The total volume of goods exports grew by 7.4 percent in October year-on-year. Growth was higher than in previous months.

Economic contraction on Bonaire and Saba in 2017

In 2017, the volume of gross domestic product (GDP) declined on Bonaire and Saba, by 1.3 and 1.4 percent respectively. On St Eustatius, GDP rose by 6.6 percent.

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.

Measuring income in a globalized economy

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Culture and media contribute 3.7 percent to GDP

The contribution of culture and media to the Dutch economy (GDP) amounts to 3.7 percent. This is accompanied by a share of 4.5 percent in total employment.

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.

Machine learning techniques for CPI production

A comparison of machine learning techniques for the classification of products for CPI production.

Exports up by almost 2 percent in September

The total volume of goods exports grew by 1.8 percent in September year-on-year. Growth was higher than in the previous month.

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.

GDP growth rate 0.4 percent in Q3 2019

According to the first estimate conducted by Statistics Netherlands GDP expanded by 0.4 percent in Q3 2019 relative to the previous quarter.

Economic picture less favourable

According to the CBS Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation in November is less favourable than in the previous month again.

Construction sector leading in waste and recycling

Reuse of recycled materials contributes to the government target of realising a fully circular economy by 2050. The construction sector generated the most waste in 2016 but also used half of all recycled materials.

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.

Economic picture slightly less favourable

According to the CBS Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation in October is less favourable than in the previous month again.

Exports up by 2.5 percent in August

The total volume of goods exports grew by 2.5 percent in August year-on-year. Growth was higher than in the previous month.

Higher CO2 emissions in second quarter of 2019

In the second quarter of 2019, CO2 emissions were 2.9 percent up year-on-year.

GDP growth rate 0.4 percent in Q2 2019

According to the second estimate conducted by Statistics Netherlands (CBS), gross domestic product (GDP) showed 0.4 percent growth in Q2 2019 relative to Q1 2019.

Economic picture less favourable

According to the CBS Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation in September is less favourable than in the previous month.

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.

Exports up by 1 percent in July

The total volume of goods exports grew by 1.0 percent in July year-on-year.

Tourists spent €87.5 billion in 2018

Last year, tourism expenditure in the Netherlands amounted to 87.5 billion euros, up by 6.4 percent on the previous year. When adjusted for price changes, this represents a growth rate of 4.1 percent.

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.

Exports up by nearly 2 percent in June

The total volume of goods exports grew by 1.6 percent in June year-on-year.

Economic picture slightly less favourable

According to the CBS Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation in August is slightly less favourable than in the previous month.

GDP growth rate 0.5 percent in Q2 2019

According to the first estimate conducted by Statistics Netherlands GDP expanded by 0.5 percent in Q2 2019 relative to the previous quarter.

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.

Economic picture slightly less favourable

According to the CBS Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation in June is slightly less favourable than in the previous month.

Exports up by 1.5 percent in May

The total volume of goods exports grew by 1.5 percent in May year-on-year.

GDP growth rate remains 0.5 percent in Q1 2019

According to the second estimate conducted by Statistics Netherlands (CBS), gross domestic product (GDP) showed 0.5 percent growth in Q1 2019 relative to Q4 2018.

Economic picture slightly less favourable

According to the CBS Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation in June is slightly less favourable 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.

Exports up by nearly 2 percent in April

The total volume of goods exports grew by nearly 2 percent in April year-on-year.

Natural gas revenues almost 417 billion euros

The largest gas field in Europe was discovered near Slochteren (Groningen) on 29 May 1959, this gave natural gas a vital role in the Dutch energy supply.

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.

Many aspects of well-being improving – but not all

Longer-term trends in many areas of well-being in the Netherlands are upwards, and some aspects have shown recent further improvement. There have also been deteriorations, particularly in the areas of labour and housing.

Dutch environmental footprint increases slightly

The average greenhouse gas footprint of Dutch consumers rose from 15.1 tonnes CO2 equivalents per capita in 2017 to 15.8 tonnes in 2018. Between 2008 and 2016 the footprint declined. Consumption of resources (especially metals) rose slightly, to 9.7 thousand kg per capita in 2017.

Economic picture unchanged

According to the CBS Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation in May is the same as in the previous month.

Exports up by nearly 2 percent in March

The total volume of goods exports grew by nearly 2 percent in March year-on-year.

Lower CO2 emissions in Q1 2019

IIn Q1 2019, CO2 emissions in the Netherlands were down by 0.8 percent year-on-year.

GDP growth rate 0.5 percent in Q1 2019

According to the first estimate conducted by Statistics Netherlands GDP expanded by 0.5 percent in Q1 2019 relative to the previous quarter.

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.

Household spending nearly 1 percent up in February

Dutch household consumption was almost 1 percent up in February 2019 on February 2018.

Dutch prices show steepest rise within the eurozone

In March 2019, consumer prices in the Netherlands rose twice as fast as the rate across the eurozone. The gap between Dutch and eurozone CPI-based inflation has widened

Economic situation slightly less favourable

According to the CBS Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation in April again slightly less favourable compared to the previous month.

Exports up by 2 percent in February

The total volume of goods exports grew by 2 percent in February year-on-year.

GDP growth rate remains 0.5 percent in Q4 2018

According to the second estimate conducted by Statistics Netherlands (CBS), gross domestic product (GDP) showed 0.5 percent growth in Q4 2018 relative to Q3 2018.

Economic situation again less favourable

According to the CBS Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation in March is again slightly less favourable compared to the previous month.

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.

Exports up by almost 3 percent in January

The total volume of goods exports grew by 2.7 percent in January year-on-year.

Material Flow Monitor 2016 - Technical report

The Material Flow Monitor 2016 provides insight into the physical material flows (in kilos) to, from and within the Dutch economy. The dataset also includes information on waste, recycling, emissions and the environment.

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

Household consumption over 2 percent up in December

Dutch household consumption was over 2 percent up in December 2018 on December 2017.

GDP growth rate 0.5 percent in Q4 2018

According to the first estimate conducted by Statistics Netherlands GDP expanded by 0.5 percent in Q4 2018 relative to the previous quarter.

Exports down by over 2 percent in December

The total volume of goods exports shrank by 2.2 percent in December relative to December 2017.

Economic situation again less favourable

According to the CBS Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation in February is again slightly less favourable compared to the previous month.

CO2 emissions higher in Q4 2018

In Q4 2018, CO2 emissions in the Netherlands were up by 0.5 percent year-on-year. Households and the transport sector emitted more CO2, while energy companies produced less.

Protecting Tables by Means of Cell Suppression

National Statistical Institutes protect tabular data against disclosure of sensitive information before they are released. A well-known method is cell suppression. In this paper we propose a new approach for cell suppression.

Measuring online platforms

Measuring online platforms: definitions, actors and statistical challenges

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.

Household consumption 2 percent up in November

Dutch household consumption was 2 percent up in November 2018 on November 2017.

Economic situation slightly less favourable

According to the CBS Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation is slightly less favourable in January compared to December.

Weak export growth in November

The total volume of goods exports grew by 0.6 percent in November relative to November 2017.

Economic indicators circular economy, 2001-2016

This report presents the newly developed method for measuring economic indicators on the circular economy, furthermore it presents the first results for the period 2001-2016.

GDP growth rate 0.2 percent in Q3 2018

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

Budget surplus at 2.1 percent of GDP in Q3 2018

Government revenues in the first three quarters of 2018 exceeded expenditure by almost 12 billion euros.

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.

Economic situation virtually unchanged

According to the CBS Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation has remained virtually unchanged in December compared to the previous four months.

Export growth 5 percent in October

The total volume of goods exports grew by 5.1 percent in October relative to October 2017.

Trade deficit with US due to re-exports

In 2016, the Netherlands’ goods trade deficit with the US hit 12 billion euros, i.e. Dutch imports of goods exceeded exports. The trade deficit can be attributed almost entirely to large re-export flows.

More jobs in renewable energy and energy efficiency

In 2017, altogether 54 thousand full-time jobs in the Netherlands were associated with renewable energy and energy efficiency. This number was up from 35 thousand in 2008.

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.

Export growth 2 percent in September

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

Economic situation remains unchanged

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

CO2 emissions virtually unchanged in Q3 2018

In Q3 2018, CO2 emissions in the Netherlands were up by 0.1 percent year-on-year. Households and the services sector emitted less CO2, while energy companies contributed slightly more.

GDP growth rate slows down

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

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.

Economic situation unchanged

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

Multinationals account for 30 percent of economy

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

Export growth over 3 percent in August

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

GDP growth rate 0.8 percent in Q2 2018

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

Economic situation unchanged

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

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.

GDP up on Bonaire, down on St Eustatius and Saba

In 2016, the volume of gross domestic product (GDP) rose by 2.2 percent on Bonaire; on St Eustatius and Saba, it fell by 1.0 and 0.5 percent, respectively. The total GDP volume in the Caribbean Netherlands increased by 1.4 percent.

The Netherlands 10 years after Lehman Brothers

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Export growth 3 percent in July

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

Growth tourism sector primarily due to foreign tourists

The value of tourism expenditure in the Dutch economy rose by 6.9 percent in 2017 to a total of 82.1 billion euros.

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.

The role of SMEs in the Dutch economy, 2012

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Exports down by almost 1 percent in June

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

Economic situation virtually unchanged

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

Lower CO2 emissions in Q2 2018

In Q2 2018, CO2 emissions in the Netherlands were 3.8 percent down year-on-year. The decline was mainly the result of reduced natural gas consumption for heating.

GDP growth 0.7 percent in Q2 2018

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

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.

Linking Microdata and analysis of enterprises in EU ETS

The registry at and monitoring of the ETS – companies by the Dutch Emissions Authority (NEa, Nederlandse Emissieautoriteit), are the starting point for linkage to the CBS data infrastructure in this project.

Economic situation hardly changes

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

Export growth 5 percent in May

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

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.

GDP growth rate 0.6 percent in Q1 2018

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

Economic situation improves slightly

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

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.

Export growth almost 7 percent in April

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

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.

Well-being improving

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Economic situation improves slightly

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

GDP growth rate 0.5 in Q1 2018

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

Export growth 3 percent in March

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

Higher CO2 emissions in Q1 2018

In Q1 2018, CO2 emissions in the Netherlands were 2.5 percent up year-on-year.

Share of Dutch exports in world market rising again

The Dutch export share in world trade grew in 2016 and 2017 after a decline following the credit crisis.

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.

Economic situation improves slightly

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

Export growth 4.2 percent in February

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

GDP growth rate remains 0.8 percent in Q4 2017

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

Economic situation improves slightly

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

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.

Export growth 5.5 percent in January

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

Netherlands closer to achieving sustainability goals

Second measurement of the Netherlands' progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Investments slightly down in December

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

Growing trade deficits in the Caribbean Netherlands

In 2017, the trade deficits of Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba were higher than in 2016.

Lower CO2 emissions in Q4 2017

In Q4 2017, CO2 emissions in the Netherlands were 2.2 percent down year-on-year.

GDP growth rate 0.8 percent in Q4 2017

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

Economic situation improves slightly

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

Investments almost 9 percent up in November

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

Export growth over 9 percent in November

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

Economic situation fairly stable

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

GDP growth rate remains 0.4 percent in Q3 2017

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

Economic situation improves slightly

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

Export growth over 5 percent in October

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

Investments almost five percent up in September

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

Economic situation improves further

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

CO2 emissions virtually unchanged in Q3 2017

In Q3 2017, CO2 emissions in the Netherlands were 0.2 percent up year-on-year.

GDP growth rate 0.4 percent in Q3 2017

Gross domestic product (GDP) posted a growth rate of 0.4 percent in Q3 2017 relative to Q2

Export growth almost 7 percent

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

The SEEA EEA carbon account for the Netherlands

This document reports on the carbon account for the Netherlands, one of the thematic accounts of the SEEA EEA.

Investments 8.4 percent up in August

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

Economic situation improves

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

Export growth over 7 percent in August

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

Household debt slightly up

Development of household and non-financial corproration debt (Q2 2017).

Economic situation hardly changes

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

Investments 9.3 percent up in July

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

Public export credit insurance in the Netherlands

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

Continuous growth of exports

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

Investments 0.3 percent down in June

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

Most substantial export growth in 6.5 years

The volume of goods exports grew by 11 percent in June 2017 relative to June 2016.

Lower CO2 emissions in Q2 2017

CO2 emissions in the Netherlands declined by 0.9 percent year-on-year.

Exceptionally high GDP growth in Q2 2017

Gross domestic product (GDP) posted a growth rate of 1.5 percent in Q2 2017 relative to Q1

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.

Consumer prices 1.3 percent up in July

The Dutch consumer price index (CPI) was 1.3 percent higher in July 2017 than in July 2016.

Largest growth investments in over a year

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

Sustained growth exports

The total volume of goods exports grew by 3.3 percent in May 2017 relative to May 2016.

Manufacturing output up again

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

Dutch public debt below EMU target

For the first time in six years, government debt falls below 60 percent of GDP (EMU target).

Economic situation fairly stable

The Dutch economic situation has hardly changes in June compared to May.

GDP growth rate 0.4 percent in Q1 2017

The gross domestic product (GDP) showed a 0.4 percent growth in Q1 2017.

Investments down in April

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

Sustained growth exports

The total volume of goods exports grew by 2.9 percent in April 2017 relative to April 2016.

Relatively high prosperity, but at a cost

The Sustainability Monitor 2017 was presented to the Dutch House of Representatives on 17 May.

Number of endangered fauna and flora species not rising

Almost 40 percent of fauna and flora species in the Netherlands are threatened with extinction.

Largest growth in investments in over a year

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

Economic situation improves again

According to the CBS Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation is improving further in May.

Higher CO2 emissions in Q1 2017

In Q1 2017, CO2 emissions in the Netherlands were higher than in Q1 2016.

Steady growth in exports

The total volume of goods exports grew by 6.5 percent in March 2017 relative to March 2016.

Lower growth rate investments in February

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

Improving and extending Dutch EGSS-account

Description of methodological changes made to improve and expand the EGSS-account.

Manufacturing output also up in February

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

Budget surplus of almost 3 bn euros in 2016

The Netherlands has a budget surplus of nearly 3 bn euros for the first time since the global financial crisis.

Ecosystem Unit map

The ecosystem unit map delineates ecosystem units in the Netherlands

Steady growth exports in January

The volume of goods exported in January 2017 was 5.7 percent up from January 2016.

Manufacturing output up in January

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

Turnover by employment agencies grew in Q4 2016

Turnover generated by temp employment agencies grew by 3.5 percent in Q4 relative to the preceding quarter.

Largest price increase manufacturing in 5 years

Prices of products manufactured in the Netherlands were 9.5 percent up in January.

Consumer spending up by 2.5 percent in December

Consumer spending was 2.5 percent up in December. Consumers spent more on household appliances, furnishing and cars.

CBS to compile a Monitor of well-being

The Dutch Cabinet has commissioned CBS to compile an annual Monitor of well-being.

Higher CO2 emissions in Q4 2016

In Q4 2016, CO2 emissions in the Netherlands rose by 7.3 percent year-on-year.

Economic situation improves further

The economic situation improved further in February; all indicators perform above the level of their long-term trend.

Sustained growth manufacturing output in December

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

Dutch consumer confidence improves slightly in January

The mood among Dutch consumers is somewhat more positive in January 2017. It is at the highest level in 9.5 years.

Largest increase in consumer spending in six years

Dutch consumer spending was 2.8 percent up in November 2016 from November 2015; the largest increase in 6 years.

Growth rate investments lower again in November

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

Economic situation improves further

The economic situation has improved somewhat again in January compared to the preceding months

Exports show further growth in November

The total volume of exported goods grew by 5.5 percent in November 2016 relative to November 2015.

Optimism still prevails among Dutch consumers

The consumer confidence indicator stands at 12, as in the 2 previous months. The highest level in more than 9 years.

Exports show further growth

The total volume of goods exports grew by 5.2 percent in October 2016 relative to October 2015.

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.

Turnover and hours worked in temp jobs further up

Both turnover and hours worked in temp jobs increased in the third quarter of 2016.

Manufacturing prices up for the first time in two years

Prices of products manufactured in the Netherlands were 1.5 percent up in October 2016 on a year-on-year basis.

Dutch producers reduce waste of raw materials

The use of raw materials in the Dutch economy was reduced by 14 percent in the period 2004-2014.

Optimism still prevailing among Dutch consumers

The Dutch consumer confidence indicator stands at 12, just as it did in October.

CO2 emissions fall while economy rises

It is the third consecutive quarter in which CO2 emission levels fall while the economy is growing

Steady growth exports

The total volume of goods exports grew by 4.6 percent in September 2016 relative to September 2015

Netherlands: not all SDGs set by UN achieved

On 25 September 2015 the United Nations formulated 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Steady growth consumer spending

Dutch consumer spending was 1.0 percent up in August 2016 from August 2015. Spending on services rose considerably.

Consumer confidence at highest point in over 9 years

The consumer confidence indicator rose 4 points to + 12 in October. This is the highest level since August 2007.

Steady growth exports

The total volume of Dutch goods exports grew by 3.7 percent in August 2016 relative to August 2015

Producer confidence picks up

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

Higher disposable incomes for households

Disposable household income rose by 2.1 percent, mainly due to higher compensation of employees.

Largest house price increase in 14 years

Prices of owner-occupied houses were on average 6.0 percent higher in August 2016 than in August 2015.

Number of hours worked in temp jobs up again

The total number of hours worked in temp jobs increased by 2.9 percent in the second quarter of 2016.

Manufacturing prices continue to fall

Output prices of products manufactured in the Netherlands were 5.8 percent down in July 2016 from July 2015.

Economic contraction on St Eustatius, growth on Bonaire

On two of the three islands of the Caribbean Netherlands, the value of the gross domestic product increased in 2014.

Largest house price increase in almost twelve years

Prices of owner-occupied houses were on average 4.9 percent higher in July 2016 than in July 2015.

Dutch consumer confidence improves slightly

The Dutch consumer confidence indicator increased by 1 point to +2 in August 2016.

CO2 emissions reduced again

In the second quarter of 2016, CO2 emissions in the Netherlands were 0.3 percent lower.

Economic situation stable

The Dutch economic situation is more or less the same in August as in the preceding months.

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.

Dutch consumer spending up

Dutch consumer spending on goods and services was 1.4 percent up in May 2016 from May 2015.

Disposable household income higher

Disposable household incomes rose by 0.3 percent year-on-year, mainly due to higher wages.

What are the national accounts?

When does Statistics Netherlands publish new national accounts figures?

Equal year-on-year consumer spending

Dutch consumer spending on goods and services was equal in April compared to April 2015.

The Netherlands earns billions in agro-sector exports

Agro-sector exports were valued at over 45 billion euros in 2014, earning almost 29 bn euros in revenues.

Export value agricultural products hits new record

In 2015 the value of agricultural exports amounted to 81.3 bn euros, the highest value ever.

Agriculture accounts for over half of trade surplus

The agricultural surplus ion the trade balance 26.1 bn euros versus 47.5 bn euros for all goods.

Declining number of hours worked in temp jobs

The total number of hours worked in temp jobs decreased by 1.5 percent in the first quarter of 2016

Price drop manufacturing output again more substantial

Output prices of products manufactured in the Netherlands were down by 8.1 percent in April 2016.

Reduction CO2 emissions in first quarter

CO2 emissions in the Netherlands were reduced by 1.3 percent in Q1 2016.

Steady growth exports

The total volume of goods exports grew by 2.8 percent in March 2016 compared to March 2015.

Manufacturing prices falling more rapidly

Output prices of products manufactured in the Netherlands were 7.4 percent down in March

Growing optimism among Dutch manufacturers

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

Year-on-year consumer spending 0.1 percent up

Dutch consumer spending on goods and services was 0.1 percent up in February 2016.

Considerable growth investments

The volume of investments in tangible fixed assets grew by 16.7 percent in February 2016 relative to February 2015.

Turnover growth for retail sector in February

The Dutch retail sector boasted a 2.3 percent year-on-year turnover growth in February 2016.

Economic situation more or less stable

The economic situation is somewhat less favourable in March 2016 than in the preceding month.

Sustained growth manufacturing output

The average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry.

Economic situation stable

According to Statistics Netherlands’ Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation is more or less the same in March 2016 as in the preceding month. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that most indicators the Business Cycle Tracer published mid-March performed above the level of their long-term average.

Q4 economic growth 0.3 percent

The Dutch economy grew 0.3 percent in Q4 2015 relative to the previous quarter.

CO2 emissions marginally higher in the fourth quarter

In the final quarter of 2015, emissions of CO2 in the Netherlands were 0.4 percent higher than in the same period one year previously. According to Statistics Netherlands, an important factor in rising CO2 emissions is increased production at electricity companies and in the chemical industry

economic situation gradually improving

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

0.3 percent economic growth in Q4

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

economic situation gradually improves

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports today that - just as in the preceding months -&nbsp; the economic situation in the Netherlands continues to improve. Most indicators in December&#8217;s Business Cycle Tracer performed above the level of their long-term average.

Rising labour productivity does not result in higher remunerations for employees

Adjusted for inflation, the average remuneration per employee has decreased after the outbreak of the credit crunch in 2008, although labour productivity increased. This means that the higher labour productivity level of employed persons has as yet not resulted in a higher remuneration level for employees (after adjustment for inflation).

Economic growth 0.1 percent in third quarter of 2015

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

Dutch economy growing greener

The Dutch economy has become greener over the past 15 years. Five out six themes structured around greening of the economy show a positive trend. The environmental efficiency of the Dutch economy is improving, for example. Compared to other European countries, however, the Netherlands scores relatively low on this theme.

Economic situation improves further

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

CO2 emissions grow much faster than Dutch economy

CO2 emissions in the Netherlands grow faster than the country’s economy. In the third quarter of 2015, CO2 emissions were 6.8 percent up from one year previously.

0.1 percent economic growth

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

economic situation hardly changes

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

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.

Economic growth 0.2 percent in second quarter of 2015

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

Public expenditure on defence further down in 2014

In 2014 public expenditure on defence declined by 191 million euros to 7.4 billion euros. Dutch defence expenditure has shown a downward trend for the past five years, in spite of a slight increase in expenditure in 2013. Defence expenditure has shown a decline of 1.1 billion euros since 2009.

Dutch state pension entitlement exceeding entitlement to Dutch supplementary schemes

Dutch state pension (AOW) entitlement nearly doubled between 2008 and 2014 and by far exceed entitlement to the supplementary employee pension schemes.

Economic growth in the eurozone

The economies of the eurozone expanded by 0.3 percent in the second quarter of 2015 compared to the first quarter, according to the most recent first calculations by Eurostat.

Economic growth in spite of declining natural gas production

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

Netherlands has the seventh largest trade surplus in the world

Worldwide, the Netherlands has the seventh largest trade surplus in the trade of goods . China and Germany have the largest trade surpluses in the world in the absolute sense. The United States have by far the largest trade deficit in the goods trade. Three EU countries with large trade deficits in dollars are France, Spain and Greece.

Overall household debt marginally up

Statistics Netherlands reported today that the overall Dutch household debt exceeded 742 billion euros at the end of March 2015, i.e. 2 billion euros up from one quarter previously. In the period between the end of September 2012 and mid-2014, household debts were still declining. The recent increase is partly due to the revival of the housing market and the lower level of gift tax exemption. Interest rates have also been at a historically low level for quite a while.

Half of Dutch public debt in hands of foreign creditors

Dutch public debt amounted to 459 bn euros after the first quarter of this year, i.e. 68.9 percent of GDP. Half of public debt is in the hands of foreign creditors.

Shift towards more productive firms mainly in ICT-intensive sectors

ICT has had a positive effect on the Dutch economy between 2000 and December 2010. Firms became more productive in sectors where ICT is used intensively.

Incoming tourism contributed 16.4 percent to Bonaire's economy in 2012

Incoming tourism accounted for a direct contribution to Bonaire’s gross domestic product (GDP) of approximately 16.4 percent in 2012.

Gross national income for 2011 and 2012 higher thanks to better insights in the financial flows of multinationals

Preliminary results show that the level of the Dutch Gross National Income in 2011 and 2012 were higher than previously calculated: 1.8 and 1.5 percent respectively. Newly released information about the sizable international financial flows of multinationals has contributed tothis raised estimate.

Macroeconomic imbalances factsheet

The European Union has formulated the so called Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure. By means of a scoreboard, the European Commission judges whether there are (potential) imbalances within the member state’s economies. The scoreboard consists of eleven indicators, with lower and upper limits set by the Commission for each indicator. This factsheet explains at the scoreboard in more detail.

Incomes households and corporate profits up

The real disposable household income rose by 0.4 percent in 2014. After correction for inflation, household incomes improved for the first time since 2011. Today, the average household income is approximately 2.5 percent below the pre-recession level in 2008. Household consumption increased marginally in 2014, but is still 4.5 percent below the level recorded in 2008.

Public deficit 2014 the same as in 2013

The public deficit over 2014 was 2.3 percent of GDP. Central government and the social funds were the largest contributors to the deficit. The municipal deficit has fallen sharply, but the provincial deficit has risen substantially.

retail sales up again, after five years of decrease

Dutch retail sales grew again in 2014, for the first time since 2008. After two years of decreasing turnover, retail turnover rose by 0.5 percent. The fourth quarter in particular contributed to this, with an increase in turnover of nearly 3 percent.

continued growth for eurozone economy

According to Eurostat calculations published last Friday, the economies of the eurozone and the European Union as a whole increased by 0.3 and 0.4 percent respectively in the fourth quarter of 2014 from the third quarter. Also on Friday, Statistics Netherlands announced a 0.5 percent growth of the Dutch economy in the same period. Year-on-year growth for the fourth quarter was 1.0 percent in the Netherlands. The economies of the eurozone and the European Union grew by 0.9 and 1.3 percent year-on-year.

Second estimate Statistics Netherlands: Economic growth marginally adjusted downwards

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

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.

Macroeconomic imbalances factsheet

The European Union has formulated the so called Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure. By means of a scoreboard, the European Commission judges whether there are (potential) imbalances within the member state’s economies. The scoreboard consists of eleven indicators, with lower and upper limits set by the Commission for each indicator. This factsheet explains at the scoreboard in more detail.

Most confectionery imported from neighbouring countries

Most confectionery imported into the Netherlands in 2013 came from Belgium and Germany. Only 3 percent came from Spain, from where St Nicholas traditionally travels to the Netherlands with gifts of chocolate and marzipan for children to celebrate his name day on 5 December.

modest economic growth in eurozone

According to figures released by Eurostat on Friday, the economies in the eurozone and the EU grew by 0.2 and 0.3 percent respectively in the third quarter compared with the previous quarter. Year-on-year growth was 0.8 percent for the eurozone and 1.3 percent for the EU. Also on Friday, Statistics Netherlands announced a quarter-on-quarter Dutch growth of 0.2 percent and year-on-year growth of 1.1 percent. The Dutch economy has been developing along the same lines as that in the eurozone in the last few years.

Statistics Netherlands flash estimate: economic growth still fragile

According to flash estimate of economic growth the Dutch economy grew by 0.2 percent from the second quarter to the third quarter of 2014.

CO2 emissions slightly higher as production grows

The CO2 emissions by the Dutch economy were up by 0.4 percent in the third quarter of 2014 on the same quarter of 2013. When corrected for differences in the weather CO2 emissions were 1.0 percent higher. The year-on-year growth of the Dutch economy in the third quarter of 2014 was 1.1 percent. These are the latest figures released by Statistics Netherlands today. Dutch CO2 emissions are calculated according to the definitions of the Environmental Accounts.

Robust growth exports in September

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

Higher re-exports nudge up export figure

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

Consumption growth

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

Lower investment, particularly in property and means of transport

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

Better insight in the economy through more frequent revisions

Measuring the economy is one of the core tasks of Statistics Netherlands. This is done according to an agreed set of international guidelines and methods, assuring that the figures of the various countries are comparable.

Exports up again, mainly as a result of higher re-exports

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

Second estimate: Dutch economy growing slightly faster than previously estimated

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

Tourism sector mainly grows through foreign tourists

The contribution of the tourism sector to Dutch GDP rose from 3.2 percent in 2010 to 3.6 percent in 2013 according to the latest figures released by Statistics Netherlands today. The tourism sector is mainly growing because more foreign tourists visit the Netherlands.

Higher investments, particularly in property and infrastructure

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

Modest consumption growth

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

Exports up again, mainly as a result of higher re-exports

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

More residents living in fear of having their homes broken into

More than one in ten people in the Netherlands think the risk of having their homes broken into is (very) high. The share has risen in recent years, in particular among people living in rural areas and over-65s. Yet, these groups are the least afraid burglary. The increase is remarkable, because the amount of victims of (attempted) burglary has barely risen.

Cautious recovery labour market in second quarter

Statistics Netherlands announced today that the Dutch labour market showed signs of recovery in the second quarter of 2014.

Investments in the Netherlands dramatically down since 2008

Statistics Netherlands announced today that investments have seriously fallen behind in the Netherlands in the past years. Another factor that plays a part in this respect is that Dutch companies invest much more abroad through foreign subsidiary companies than they used to do. This trend was already manifest in the pre-recession period.

The Dutch economy 2013

Today Statistics Netherlands publishes De Nederlandseeconomie2013.

Share corporate sector in national income up, share households down

After 2000, the share of the corporate sector in the national income has increased, but the share of households has decreased as research conducted by Statistics Netherlands shows. This is partly the result of tax measures: taxes increased for households, but decreased for the corporate sector.

Exports up again

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

No further decline household consumption

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

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.

Mild weather leads to lower CO2 emissions

CO2 emissions by the Dutch economy were 0.9 percent lower in the second quarter of&nbsp; 2014 than in the same quarter of 2013. Adjusted for the differences in the weather, CO2 emissions increased by 3.7 percent however. The flash estimate by Statistics Netherlands shows that the Dutch economy grew by 0.9 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2014. The CO2 emissions are calculated according to the definitions of the Environmental accounts.

Flash estimate: export accounts for economic growth

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

Exports up again

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

Exports down

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

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.

Domestic consumption stable in May, after years of contraction

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

Macroeconomic Imbalances Factsheet

The European Union has formulated the so called Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure. By means of a scoreboard, the European Commission judges whether there are (potential) imbalances within the member state’s economies. The scoreboard consists of eleven indicators, with lower and upper limits set by the Commission for each indicator. This Factsheet explains at the scoreboard in more detail.

Exports down

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

Modest growth for exports

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

Incomes rising slightly, household debts continue to fall

In the first quarter of 2014 the net real disposable income > of households was 0.2 percent higher than in the first quarter of 2013. It is the first rise in two years. Household debt fell by 2.4 billion euros, of which 1.8 billion euros was in household mortgages.

Public deficit down to 2.3 percent in 2013

The most recent calculations made by Statistics Netherlands indicate that last year’s public deficit and public debt are in fact lower than the first estimate dating back to March suggested. In the current calculation, the nationalisation of SNS REAAL is incorporated in the deficit in a different manner, new international guidelines are applied and the most recent data available are used.

EU rules and additional data result in smaller first quarter contraction of Dutch economy

From today, the Netherlands is one of the first countries in the European Union to comply with the new international guidelines for national accounts.

Domestic consumption 0.1 percent down

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

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.

Modest growth for exports

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

Exports grow 0.7 percent in March

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

CO2 emissions down by 10 percent in the first quarter

CO2 emissions by the Dutch economy were 10.1 percent lower in the first quarter of 2014 than in the same quarter of 2013. Adjusted for the differences in the weather, CO2 emissions fell by just 0.4 percent. The first provisional estimate by Statistics Netherlands shows that the Dutch economy contracted by 0.5 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2014. The CO2 emissions are calculated according to the definitions of the Environmental accounts.

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.

Domestic consumption growth slows down due to mild weather conditions

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

Lower gas consumption has negative effect on Dutch economy

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

exports grow by 1.3 percent in March

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

Exports up

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

nearly all Dutch provinces affected by recession

The latest figures released today by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) show that nearly all Dutch provinces were affected by the economic recession in 2013.

Household spending in decline due to lower natural gas consumption

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

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.

Macroeconomic Imbalances Factsheet

The European Union has formulated the so called Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure. By means of a scoreboard, the European Commission judges whether there are (potential) imbalances within the member state’s economies. The scoreboard consists of eleven indicators, with lower and upper limits set by the Commission for each indicator. This Factsheet explains at the scoreboard in more detail.

Exports up

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

AEX-quoted companies paid out more in dividends in 2013

Dutch companies quoted on the Amsterdam stock exchange (AEX) paid 700 million euros less in dividends last year than in 2012. The main reason for this decrease was that KPN did not pay any dividend. Optional dividends accounted for two-thirds of the total payments

Disposable income falls further

Real disposable income of Dutch households fell by 1.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013. Although real disposable income has been decreasing since the third quarter of 2011, this quarter the decrease was smaller than in the previous seven quarters. These developments are measured by moving annual totals: the figures for four quarters are combined and assigned to the last quarter.

Disposable household income falls again

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

Second estimate fourth quarter 2013: economic growth 0.9 percent, growth over 2013 estimated at - 0.8 percent

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

Dutch government deficit 2.5 percent in 2013

Figures released by Statistics Netherlands today show that Dutch government deficit amounted to 2.5 percent of GDP in 2013. This puts it below the European norm of 3 percent for the first time in five years. In 2012, the deficit still amounted to 4.1 percent. The government debt of the Netherlands rose by 2.2 percentage points in 2013, to 73.5 percent of GDP, well over the European limit of 60 percent.

Exports marginally lower

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

Household spending down

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

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.

Revision  national accounts: Results for the report year 2010

Today, the first results of the revised version of the national accounts will be published by Statistics Netherlands. The direct cause for the revision is the adoption of new international methodological guidelines. Statistics Netherlands, like many other European member states, has conducts a source revision simultaneously.

Volume of exports remains fairly stable

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

Household spending up

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

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.

Economic growth 0.7 percent

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

Volume of exports remains fairly stable

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

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.

Modest growth exports

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

Second estimate third quarter 2013: economic growth 0.2 percent

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

Disposable household income falls further

Real disposable household income in the Netherlands was 2.6 percent lower in the third quarter of 2013 than twelve months previously. This downward tendency has been visible for a number of quarters now, and the reason is that income has not been rising while inflation has.

Drenthe's economy suffered most during recession

The economy in the province of Drenthe deteriorated most during the recession period 2008-2012, the province of North Brabant performed best in the face of the recession. The sectors manufacturing industry and public administration in particular performed poorly in Drenthe.

Decline household consumption slows down

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

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.

Marginal growth exports

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

Macroeconomic Imbalances Factsheet

The European Union has formulated the so called Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure. By means of a scoreboard, the European Commission judges whether there are (potential) imbalances within the member state’s economies. The scoreboard consists of eleven indicators, with lower and upper limits set by the Commission for each indicator. This Factsheet explains at the scoreboard in more detail.

Exports marginally lower

In September 2013, the volume of exports of goods was 0.5 percent down from September 2012. In the preceding three months, exports growth was about 2 percent. The volume of imports grew by 1.2 percent in September. In August, this volume shrank by 1.6 percent.

Household spending down again

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

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.

Dutch economy expands by 0.1 percent, 46 thousand fewer jobs

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

Dutch economy greener, but not in all aspects

Statistics Netherlands’ Green growth in the Netherlands 2012 is published today. This report presents an overview of the state of green growth in the Netherlands in terms of 33 indicators.

Exports marginally lower in September

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

Green growth in the Netherlands 2012

In the publication<em> Green growth in the Netherlands 2012</em> Statistics Netherlands analyses and describes the state of the green economy in the Netherlands.

Modest exports growth

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

Household spending down 2.0 percent

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

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.

Exports growth marginally up

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

Household debt marginally down

The total debt of households and non-financial companies amounted to more than 1.3 trillion euros by the end of June, i.e. 223.7 percent of the GDP. This so-called private debt-to-GDP ratio was marginally below the level of the preceding quarter (224.0 percent).

Continued fall for disposable household income

Real disposable household income in the Netherlands was 2.6 percent lower in the second quarter of 2013 than twelve months previously. Disposable income has been falling for two years now.

Modest exports growth

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

Second estimate second quarter 2013: economic contraction 0.1 percent

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

Household spending down by 2.2 percent

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

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.

Modest exports growth

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

Household consumption down in the Netherlands, up in adjacent countries

The sustained downturn in household consumption in the Netherlands in recent years has frustrated economic growth. Households cut back on spending because their incomes do not allow them to spend more. The situation is different in Belgium and Germany where incomes and consumer spending are up.

The Dutch economy 2012

The publication The Dutch economy 2012 is released today. The publication provides comprehensive and detailed information on the structure of the Dutch economy and economic developments in 2012. The first copy of The Dutch economy 2012 will be presented to the Dutch Minister of Finance Jeroen Dijsselbloem by Gosse van der Veen, Director General of Statistics Netherlands.

Exports marginally up in June

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

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.

Economic contraction 0.2 percent

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

Exports up slightly in June

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

Marginal growth exports

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

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.

Lower amount paid out in dividends over the first six months of 2013

Dutch companies quoted on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange paid out more than 7.5 billion euros in the first six months of this year, i.e. 1 billion euros less than in the same period in 2012.

Marginal growth exports

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

Terms of trade slightly improved

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

Disposable household income falls further

The real disposable income of Dutch households was 2.6 percent lower in the first quarter of 2013 than in the same period last year. This is mainly the result of the high inflation rate: prices of consumer goods rose by an average 2.5 percent. Nominal disposable income, i.e. not corrected for inflation, remained at about the same level.

Government surplus in first quarter of 2013

In the first quarter of 2013, the Dutch government has realised a surplus, predominantly due to the one-off revenue from the auction of telecom frequencies. The nationalisation of SNS REAAL does not affect the government balance sheet. The public deficit over the past four quarters has fallen to 2.9 percent of the GDP.

Amount saved in life course schemes exceeds 5 billion euros

The total amount outstanding in life course savings schemes exceeded 5 billion euros is in 2012. Deposits are lower than last year, withdrawals used to finance a period of unpaid leave are higher than ever.

Second estimate for first quarter of 2013: economy shrinks by 0.4 percent

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

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.

Exports shrinks

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

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.

Modest growth for exports in March

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

Modest economic contraction

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

Differences in prosperity levels in Europe reduced

The Netherlands was the second most prosperous country in the European Union (EU) in 2011 after Luxembourg. Bulgaria and Romania are the least prosperous countries in the EU. Relative to 1995, the prosperity gap between the various EU countries has narrowed.

Modest growth for exports

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

Major cities hit less hard by recession

Last year, the economy shrank across nearly all provinces. The economy in the province of Friesland shrank most dramatically (1.5 percent), but the contraction was also above the national average of 1.0 percent in the provinces of Overijssel, Drenthe and North Brabant.

Modest growth for exports

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

Disposable household income dramatically down

In the fourth quarter of last year, the real disposable income of Dutch households was 3.2 percent down from one year previously. The decline is unprecedented since Statistics Netherlands started registration. Household consumption also declined further in the fourth quarter and the overall mortgage debt was reduced.

Economy shrinks by 0.4 percent in fourth quarter

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

Government deficit 4.1 percent in 2012

In 2012 the Dutch government deficit shrank to 4.1 percent of GDP while government debt rose to 71.2 percent of GDP. The Dutch gover