Manufacturing and energy

Manufacturing and energy

Manufacturing output prices over 5 percent down in June

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products were on average 5.4 percent down in June 2020 year-on-year.

Manufacturing output 12.5 percent down in May

In May 2020, the average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 12.5 percent down on May 2019.

Hydrogen balance in relation to energy statistics

This report describes the current production and consumption of hydrogen in the Netherlands, the future possibilities for production, transport and consumption and the relation with energy statistics.

Manufacturing output prices 8 percent down in May

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products were on average 8.0 percent down in May 2020 year-on-year.

Business solar capacity now exceeds residential

In 2019, the installed capacity of commercial and industrial solar systems exceeded that of home solar systems for the first time. Total installed capacity grew by 2,265 to 6,874 megawatts (MW).

Manufacturing output 11 percent down in April

In April 2020, the average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 11 percent down on April 2019.

Renewable energy consumption up by 16 percent

In 2019, renewable energy consumption in the Netherlands grew by 16 percent to 181 petajoules (PJ) relative to the previous year.

Manufacturing output prices over 8 percent down in April

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products were on average 8.2 percent down in April 2020 year-on-year.

Less coal and more natural gas consumption in 2019

In 2019, total energy consumption in the Netherlands stood at 3,080 petajoules (PJ), more or less the same as in the previous year.

Kerosene consumption to lowest level in two decades

In March 2020, sales of petrol, diesel and fuel oil as well as the consumption of kerosene were down by 13 percent relative to January; year-on-year, the decline amounted to 12 percent

Manufacturing output 2.5 percent down in March

In March 2020, the average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 2.5 percent down on March 2019.

Manufacturing output prices almost 4 percent down in March

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products were on average 3.8 percent down in March 2020 year-on-year.

Historic drop in producer confidence

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

Manufacturing output 1.3 percent down in February

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 1.3 percent down in February 2020 compared to the same month one year previously.

Manufacturing output prices almost 1 percent up in February

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products were on average 0.9 percent up in February 2020 year-on-year.

Producer confidence down in March

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

Electricity production at record high

In 2019, electricity production reached a record level of 121 billion kWh. This is a 6-percent increase on the previous year. The consumption of electricity remained more or less stable.

Manufacturing output 0.3 percent up in January

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 0.3 percent up in January 2020 compared to the same month one year previously.

Sharp rise in green electricity production

In 2019, the Netherlands generated 18 percent more electricity from renewable sources than in the previous year. The increase was 11 percent in 2018.

Manufacturing output prices over 2 percent up

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products were on average 2.1 percent up in January year-on-year.

Dutch manufacturers more positive

Producer confidence among Dutch manufacturers has improved in February 2020.

Manufacturing output 0.6 percent down in December

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 0.6 percent down in December 2019 compared to the same month one year previously.

Dutch manufacturers less positive

Producer confidence among Dutch manufacturers has deteriorated in January 2020.

Manufacturing output prices almost 3 percent up

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products were on average 2.6 percent up in December 2019 year-on-year.

Manufacturing output over 1 percent down in November

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 1.3 percent down in November 2019 compared to the same month one year previous.

Manufacturing output prices unchanged

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products in November 2019 were on average the same as in November 2018 year-on-year.

Producer confidence hardly changed

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

Manufacturing output 0.4 percent up in October

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 0.4 percent up in October 2019 compared to the same month last year.

Manufacturing output prices down

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products decreased by 1.6 percent year-on-year in October 2019.

Manufacturers less positive

Producer confidence among Dutch manufacturers has deteriorated in November 2019.

Manufacturing output over 1 percent up in September

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 1.2 percent up in September 2019 compared to the same month one year previously.Output increased for the first time since March 2019

Manufacturing output prices down again

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products decreased by 0.7 percent year-on-year in September 2019.

Producer confidence hardly changed

Producer confidence among Dutch manufacturers hardly changed in October 2019.

One-third of electricity renewable on Caribbean islands
Final energy consumption in the industry sector

Exploration on the possible disaggregation of the statistics on final energy consumption in the industry sector.

Manufacturing output almost 1 percent down in August

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 0.8 percent down in August 2019 compared to the same month one year previously.

Manufacturing output prices down in August

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products decreased by 0.8 percent year-on-year in August 2019. Prices were down for the first time in three years.

Dutch manufacturers less positive

Producer confidence among Dutch manufacturers has deteriorated in September 2019.

Manufacturing output slightly down in July

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 0.2 percent down in July 2019 compared to the same month one year previously.

Manufacturing output prices hardly changed

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products were 0.1 percent up in July 2019 year-on-year.

Producer confidence unchanged

Producer confidence among Dutch manufacturers has improved.

Manufacturing output over 2 percent down in June

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 2.2 percent down in June 2019 compared to the same month one year previously.

Manufacturing output prices slightly up in June

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products were 0.3 percent up in June 2019 year-on-year.

Manufacturing output almost 2 percent down in May

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 1.8 percent down in May 2019 compared to the same month one year previously.

International trade in gas in the Netherlands

This report on international gas trade in the Netherlands describes the current methodology and a proposal for improvement for the country specification of the origin of the gas available in the Netherlands.

Manufacturing output prices 2 percent up in May

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products were 2 percent up in May 2019 year-on-year.

Manufacturing output over 1 percent down in April

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 1.2 percent down in April 2019 compared to the same month one year previously.

Share of renewable energy up to 7.4 percent

In 2018, renewable energy sources accounted for 7.4 percent of total Dutch energy consumption, up from 6.6 percent one year previously. More than half of this increase was due to higher biomass consumption, mainly in the form of biodiesel and biogasoline.

Dutch manufacturers less positive

Producer confidence among Dutch manufacturers deteriorated in May 2019.

Manufacturing output prices 3.2 percent up in April

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products were 3.2 percent up in April 2019 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.

Manufacturing output 1 percent down in March

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 1.0 percent down in March 2019 compared to the same month one year previously.

Manufacturing output prices 2.5 percent up in March

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products were 2.5 percent up in March 2019 year-on-year.

Producer confidence improves

Producer confidence among Dutch manufacturers has improved in April 2019.

Solar panel capacity up by more than half

The installed capacity of solar panels in the Netherlands grew by 1,500 to 4,400 megawatt (MW) in 2018.

Energy consumption down in 2018

Energy consumption stood at 3,100 petajoules in 2018, around 50 petajoules less than one year earlier.

Manufacturing output 0.5 percent up

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 0.5 percent up in February 2019 compared to the same month one year previously.

Manufacturing output prices over 2 percent up

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products were 2.1 percent up in February 2019 year-on-year.

Producer confidence hardly changed

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

Natural gas trade deficit for the first time in 2018

The Netherlands became a net importer of natural gas last year. Natural gas had an import value of almost 12 billion euros, an increase of 43 percent on 2017.

Manufacturing output virtually unchanged

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 0.1 percent up in January 2019 compared to the same month one year previously.

Mainly more green electricity from solar power

In 2018, the Netherlands generated 8 percent more electricity from renewable sources than in the previous year. Electricity production from solar power increased in particular.

Manufacturing output prices over 1 percent up

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products were 1.2 percent up in January 2019 year-on-year.

Dutch manufacturers slightly more positive

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

Import competition and firm innovation, 2000-2010

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

Manufacturing output down for the first time in 3 years

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 4.2 percent down in December 2018 compared to the same month one year previously.

Dutch manufacturers less positive

Producer confidence among Dutch manufacturers has declined in January 2019.

Manufacturing output prices almost 1 percent up

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products were 0.6 percent up in December 2018 year-on-year.

Manufacturing output over 2 percent up in November

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 2.1 percent up in November compared to the same month one year previously.

Manufacturing output prices almost 3 percent up

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products were almost 3 percent up in November 2018 year-on-year.

Producer confidence increases again

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

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.

Manufacturing output over 3 percent up in October

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

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.

Manufacturing output prices over 5 percent up

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

Producer confidence increases

Producer confidence among Dutch manufacturers has increased in November 2018.

Manufacturing output almost 3 percent up in September

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

Manufacturing output prices almost 5 percent up

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

Manufacturing output over 3 percent up in August

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

Less beer exported in 2017

Beer production rose and beer exports declined in 2017.

Use of air-source heat pumps has increased

In 2017, 80 thousand heat pumps were installed which extract heat from the outside air.

Manufacturing output prices over 5 percent up

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

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.

Manufacturing output 2 percent up in July

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

Manufacturing output prices over 5 percent up in July

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

Manufacturing output over 3 percent up in June

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

Manufacturing output prices 5 percent up in June

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

Pressure gradients and earthquake rates in Groningen

A report with a statistical analysis of the relationship between gas pressure and gradients in gas pressure within the Groningen reservoir immediately prior to earthquakes, commissioned by State Supervision of Mines

Manufacturing output over 3 percent up in May

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

Manufacturing output 5 percent up in April

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

Weibull fitting of earthquakes in Groningen

A report of an analysis of the time intervals between earthquakes in Groningen, related to the gas production, commissioned by State Supervision of Mines

Manufacturers more confident

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

Share of renewable energy at 6.6 percent

In 2017, renewable energy sources accounted for 6.6 percent of total Dutch energy consumption.

Greenhouse gas emissions slightly down in 2017

In 2017, greenhouse gas emissions in the Netherlands were 1 percent lower than in the previous year.

Manufacturing output 3.5 percent up in March

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

Manufacturing output prices almost 1 percent up

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

Manufacturing output over 4 percent up in February

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

Manufacturing output prices slightly up in February

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

Manufacturing output over 7 percent up in January

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

Netherlands closer to achieving sustainability goals

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

More wind and solar electricity

In 2017, nearly 60 percent of renewable electricity production originated from wind power, 13 percent from solar power.

Manufacturing output prices up by over 1 percent

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

Manufacturing output over 5 percent up in December

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

Manufacturing output prices up by almost 3 percent

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

Reservoir pressure and earthquake rates in Groningen

re-analysis of Groningen earthquake frequency because of improved daily time resolution data for reservoir gas pressure

Manufacturing output over 4 percent up in November

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

Producer confidence hardly changes

Confidence among Dutch manufacturers stood at 8.9 in December.

Manufacturing output prices up by 5 percent

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

Manufacturing output 4 percent up in October

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

Manufacturing output prices up by 3.5 percent

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

Manufacturing output over 5 percent up in September

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

Producer confidence hardly changes

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

Manufacturing output prices up by nearly 5 percent

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

Manufacturing output nearly 4 percent up in August

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

Manufacturing output prices up by over 4 percent

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

Manufacturing output up in July

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

Manufacturing output prices up by almost 3 percent

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

Manufacturers less confident in August

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

Manufacturing output up in June

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

Manufacturing output prices up by 3 percent

Prices of Dutch-manufactured products were 3 percent up in June 2017 from the same month last year.

Manufacturers slightly less confident in July

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

Manufacturing output up again

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

Manufacturing prices almost 6 percent higher

Prices of products manufactured in the Netherlands were almost 6 percent up in May 2017 from last year.

Manufacturers more confident in June

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

Manufacturing output up again in April

The daily output of the Dutch manufacturing industry was up again in April. Strongest growth in machinery industry.

Manufacturing prices more than 9 percent higher

Prices of products manufactured in the Netherlands were more than 9 percent up in April 2017.

Manufacturers less confident in May

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

Share of renewable energy at 5.9% in 2016

Consumption of wind and solar energy rose, consumption of energy from biomass sources decreased slightly

Manufacturing output up again in March

Average daily output by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 4 percent up in March 2017.

Price increase manufacturing almost 10 percent

Prices of products manufactured in the Netherlands were almost 10 percent up in March 2017 from last year.

Growing export dependence Dutch manufacturing industry

Out of every one euro in revenue by the Dutch manufacturing industry, 70 euro cents are generated by exports.

Correlations between reservoir pressure and earthquake rate

Een rapport van voortgezet onderzoek naar de frequentie van aardbevingen in Groningen, gerelateerd aan de gaswinning

Highest operating result in pharmaceutical industry

The pharmaceutical industry achieved the highest operating result within the industry in 2015.

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.

Less coal used in production of electricity

In 2016, power stations consumed less coal for the first time since 2011. Coal consumption was 10 percent down on 2015.

Largest price increase manufacturing in 5 years

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

Sustained growth manufacturing output in December

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

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.

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.

CBS explores SDGs: starting point for a public debate

Last 4 November, Statistics Netherlands published an exploratory report on the measurement of SDGs for the Netherlands

Producer confidence picks up

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

Onshore wind turbines taller and more efficient

Dutch wind turbines collectively generated 7.6 billion kWh of electricity in 2015.

Greenhouse gas emissions 5 percent higher in 2015

Last year greenhouse gas emissions in the Netherlands were 5 percent up from 2014.

Manufacturing prices continue to fall

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

Sustained growth manufacturing output

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

Price drop manufacturing output again more substantial

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

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.

Sustained growth manufacturing output

The average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry.

Only 5.5 percent of energy comes from renewable sources

The Netherlands performs poorly when it comes to meeting the targets as agreed upon in the EU Directive Renewable Energy for 2020. In fact, only France does worse. The target set for the Netherlands stipulates that 14 percent of total Dutch energy consumption must come from renewable sources. In 2014 it was only 5.5 percent, i.e. 8.5 percentage points away from the EU target, as Statistics Netherlands reports on the basis of data provided by Eurostat.

Dutch manufacturers more optimistic

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

Manufacturing output prices below last year’s level

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

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 and more renewable electricity generated by wind turbines

Generation of electricity by wind turbines grew by nearly 20 percent last year. According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS) over half of total renewable electricity in 2015 was generated by wind turbines.

Manufacturing output prices again below last year's level

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

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.

Manufacturing output prices below last year's level

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

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.

Year-on-year prices owner-occupied houses rise by more than 3 percent

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

sustained growth year-on-year manufacturing output

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

Manufacturing output prices below last year's level

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

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.

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.

Manufacturing output prices far below last year's level

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

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.

Year-on-year manufacturing output higher in September

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

manufacturing output prices far below last year's level

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

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.

selling prices manufacturing industry below last year's level

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

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.

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.

Selling prices manufacturing industry further down

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

Dutch manufacturers optimistic

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

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.

year-on-year selling prices manufacturing industry further down

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

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.

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.

Sharp increase in the share of renewable energy

According to figures released by Statistics Netherlands, renewable energy constituted 5.6 percent of total Dutch energy consumption in 2014. This is substantially more than the 4.8 percent of 2013 and the sharpest increase in recent years.

Lower year-on-year selling prices in manufacturing industry

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

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.

Lower year-on-year selling prices in manufacturing

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

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

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.

Lower year-on-year selling prices in manufacturing

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

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.

More electricity generated to meet higher foreign demand

After a 3-year period of decline, the production of electrical energy grew by 2 percent last year to 103 billion kWh. The increase is predominantly due to a higher foreign demand.

manufacturing output marginally down in February

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

Net exports natural gas 25 percent down

In 2014, net export of natural gas was 25 percent below the level of 2013 and the volume of natural gas extracted in the Netherlands shrank by nearly 20 percent. Apart from 1988, the annual volume of gas recovered in the Netherlands has not been so low since 1972.

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.

manufacturing output lower than in January last year

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

Selling prices manufacturing industry further down

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

Wind most important source of renewable electricity

For the first time, wind is the main energy source for renewable electricity. In 2014, wind turbine-generated electricity was approximately 8 percent up from 2013. At the same time, electricity generation from biomass was 16 percent below the level of 2013 as Statistics Netherlands announced today.

Producer confidence less positive

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

manufacturing turnover falls for third year in a row because of low oil prices

Manufacturing turnover in the Netherlands fell slightly in 2014: by 0.5 percent. This is the third consecutive year that manufacturing turnover has decreased. One of the causes of the decrease was lower selling prices of products of oil-related sectors of manufacturing. Domestic turnover reached its lowest point since 2010 in the fourth quarter, with a decrease of just over 7.5 percent. Turnover abroad remained reasonably stable in 2014.

Electricity use 16 times as high as in 1950

Electricity consumption in the Netherlands rose from just over 7 billion kWh in 1950 to 119 billion kWh in 2013, an average increase of 4.5 percent per year. Until 2008, electricity consumption only decreased year-on-year during the economic recession in the 1980s.

Manufacturing output lower than in December last year

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

considerable price drop manufacturing industry

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

Producer confidence less positive

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

Manufacturing output marginally higher than in November last year

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

Prices manufacturing industry continue to fall

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

Producer confidence further up

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

Manufacturing output marginally up in October from last year

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

Prices manufacturing industry continue to fall

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

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.

turnover manufacturing industry down in third quarter

In the third quarter of 2014, Dutch manufacturing industry recorded a negative turnover growth of 1.7 percent relative to the same period last year. This is the first turnover decline after four quarters of sustained growth. Food, drinks and tobacco and petroleum, chemical, rubber and plastic products mainly accounted for the downturn. With 4.1 percent, manufacturing turnover on the domestic market fell much more rapidly than on the foreign market (- 0.6 percent).

Year-on-year manufacturing output down in September

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

Prices manufacturing industry continue to fall

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

Producer confidence substantially up

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

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.

Manufacturing prices lower

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

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.

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.

Manufacturing prices marginally lower

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

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.

Netherlands largest supplier of chips in Europe

The Netherlands accounted for nearly one third of total European production (in euros) of frozen-potato products, making it the largest supplier of chips, potato slices and rösti in Europe, but, if volume is taken into account, Belgium is the largest producer.

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.

Modest increase manufacturing prices

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

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 for manufacturing output

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

Manufacturing prices fall less rapidly

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

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.

Sustained growth manufacturing output

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

Manufacturing prices fall less rapidly

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

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.

No increase share renewable energy in 2013

Last year, 4.5 percent of total Dutch energy consumption was generated by means of renewable energy sources, i.e. the same as in 2012.

Manufacturing output higher

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

Manufacturing prices decrease again

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

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.

Energy consumption marginally down in 2013

Last year, energy consumption in the Netherlands was 0.8 percent lower than in 2012. The consumption of natural gas increased due to the cold weather conditions in spring, but the consumption of petroleum derivatives decreased more rapidly.

Substantial growth manufacturing output

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

Manufacturing prices still below the level of one year previously

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

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.

Better mood among manufacturers

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

Manufacturing output up

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

Manufacturing prices below the level of one year previously

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

Lower renewable electricity production

Last year, 11.8 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of renewable electricity were generated, i.e. 10.1 percent of total electricity consumption in the Netherlands and 0.4 percentage points below the level in 2012. Electricity production from biomass decreased, but electricity generation by wind turbines increased.

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.

Manufacturers slightly more pessimistic

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

Manufacturing output up

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

Factory gate prices manufacturing industry down from one year previously

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

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.

Manufacturing output marginally up

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

Fall in factory gate prices

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

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.

Manufacturing output up

The average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was 2.1 percent up in October 2013 from October 2012. In September, manufacturing output was 0.5 percent up on twelve months previously.

Manufacturing prices down

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

Turnover growth for manufacturing industry in third quarter of 2013

After five consecutive quarters of decline, manufacturing turnover improved in the third quarter of 2013. The number of bankruptcies decreased and manufacturers tend to be more optimistic.

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.

Modest output growth manufacturing industry

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

Manufacturing prices down

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

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 manufacturing output

The average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry in August 2013 was 2.3 percent down from August 2012. Manufacturing output has been down from one year previously for eight months in a row now.

Manufacturing prices down

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

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.

Prices manufacturing industry fairly stable

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

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.

Downturn wood industry less dramatic than in last quarter 2012

In the second quarter of 2013, turnover generated by the wood industry was 11 percent down from the second quarter of 2012, but the downturn was less dramatic than in last year’s fourth quarter.

Decrease in manufacturing output less substantial

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

Prices manufacturing industry remain stable

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

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.

Manufacturers slightly less pessimistic

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

Electricity production dramatically down

Last year, 102 billion kWh of electricity were generated in the Netherlands, nearly 10 percent down from one year previously, but the level of imports and exports of electricity was higher than ever before in 2012.

Continued decline for manufacturing output

Output levels in the Dutch manufacturing industry in May 2013 were 1.8 percent below the level of twelve months previously. The contraction was larger than in April.

Manufacturing prices down

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

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.

Increase in stocks of finished products

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

Output contraction manufacturing industry eases off

The average daily production realised by Dutch manufacturing industry was 1.9 percent down in April 2013 from April 2012. The contraction was less substantial than in March, when manufacturing output was 4.3 percent down from one year previously.

Manufacturing prices down

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

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.

Substantial decline manufacturing output

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

Share renewable energy stable

The share of renewable energy in total energy consumption was 4.4% in 2012, almost the same as in 2011 (4.3%).

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.

Manufacturing prices marginally down

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

Manufacturers a bit more pessimistic

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

Marginal increase stocks of finished products compared to one year ago

Manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were 1 percent up in February from February 2012. The increase is less substantial than in January, when stocks were 4.5 percent up from one year previously.

More energy used in 2012

Energy consumption in the Netherlands was 1.3 percent up in 2012 from 2011. The higher consumption is due to the cold weather conditions compared to 2011. The petrochemical industry also used more oil products.

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.

Manufacturing prices slightly up on one year previously

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

Manufacturers a bit more pessimistic

Dutch manufacturers were a bit more pessimistic in March 2013 than in February. The producer confidence indicator dropped from – 3.6 to – 4.8. In the preceding months, the mood among manufacturers had improved marginally.

More stocks of finished products manufacturing industry

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

Output manufacturing industry considerably down

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

Manufacturing prices marginally higher

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

More renewable electricity generated

Last year, 12.2 billion kWh of renewable electricity was generated, i.e. more than 10 percent of total electricity consumption in the Netherlands and just above the production level in 2011.

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.

Mood among manufacturers improved

Dutch manufacturers were less pessimistic in February 2013 than in January. The producer confidence indicator improved 2 points and stood at –3.6.

Production growth manufacturing industry

The average daily output of Dutch manufacturing industry was more than 1 percent up in December 2012 from December 2011. In November, manufacturing output had been at about the same level as twelve months previously.

Increase manufacturing prices slows down

Output prices of Dutch manufacturing industry were nearly 3 percent higher in December 2012 than in December 2011. The price increase was somewhat smaller than in November.

Manufacturers' stocks of finished products 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.

Manufacturing output slightly up

In November 2012, the average daily output of the Dutch manufacturing industry was 0.7 percent up on November 2011.

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.

Manufacturing prices more than 3 percent up

Output prices of the Dutch manufacturing industry were more than 3 percent higher in November 2012 than in November 2011. In August, September and October, prices increased by just over 4 percent.

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.

Manufacturing output down

In October 2012, the average daily output of the Dutch manufacturing industry was1.7 percent down on October 2011. In the three preceding months, manufacturing output was approximately the same as one year previously.

Manufacturing prices 4 percent up

Output prices of the Dutch manufacturing industry were 4 percent higher in October 2012 than in October 2011. The increase in manufacturing prices was in the same order of magnitude as in August and September.

Less electricity produced

Total electricity production in the Netherlands amounted to 113 billion kWh in 2011. This is 4 percent less than in the previous year. In the four preceding years, electricity production had risen each year.

Manufacturers slightly less pessimistic

The mood among Dutch manufacturers improved marginally in November. The producer confidence indicator stood at -7.0 versus -7.7 in October. In the two preceding months, the mood among manufacturers had deteriorated.

Smaller decrease in manufacturers' stocks

Manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were nearly 1 percent down in September 2012 on September 2011. The decrease was smaller than in August, when stocks decreased by nearly 3 percent compared to one year previously.

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.

Base shift for index series

The present index series are generally based on 2005 = 100. To keep these index series up to date, a base shift is introduced every fives years. In 2013 the base year 2005 will be replaced by base year 2010 (2010 = 100).

Manufacturing output remains stable

The average daily output of the Dutch manufacturing industry was at about the same level in September 2012 as in September 2011. In August, manufacturing output dropped by 0.6 percent.

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.

Increase in manufacturing prices more substantial

Selling prices in Dutch manufacturing industry were more than 4 percent higher in August 2012 than in August 2011. In July, prices for manufactured products were nearly 2 percent up from twelve months previously.

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.

Manufacturing output remains stable

The average daily output of Dutch manufacturing industry in July 2012 was the same as in July 2011. In June, manufacturing output was still 2 percent down from one year previously.

Marginally lower turnover manufacturing industry

Dutch manufacturers faced a 0.4 percent turnover loss in July 2012 relative to July 2011. Sales on the domestic market declined slightly, whereas turnover on the foreign market was marginally higher than one year previously.

Price increase in manufacturing industry slightly more substantial

Selling prices in Dutch manufacturing industry were 1.7 percent higher in July 2012 than in July 2011. The price increase was somewhat more substantial than in June, when prices of manufactured products had increased by 1.2 percent relative to one year previously.

Substantial increase in use of solar panels

The number of solar panels installed in the Netherlands has grown further in 2011. Total capacity was raised by 40 megawatts, i.e. twice as much as in 2010.

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.

Manufacturers slightly less pessimistic

The mood among Dutch manufacturers improved somewhat in August. The producer confidence indicator stood at -4.6 versus -5.2 in July.

Substantial increase in use of solar panels

The number of solar panels installed in the Netherlands has grown further in 2011. Total capacity was raised by 40 megawatts, i.e. twice as much as in 2010.

Electricity imports at record level

At the same time production at gas-fired electricity plants was at its lowest level of the last ten years.

Large-scale users pay least for energy

Dutch households had to pay 6 percent more for electricity in the first quarter of 2012, while for large-scale business users prices fell in the same period. The price of natural gas has risen by around 10 percent in the last year, for both household and business users.

Manufacturing output in decline

The average daily output of the Dutch manufacturing industry in June 2012 was down by more than 2 percent on June 2011. Production levels in May were virtually the same as in May 2011.

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.

Marginal price increase manufacturing industry

Selling prices in Dutch manufacturing industry were 1.3 percent higher in June 2012 than in June 2011. In May, prices of manufactured products increased by 2.2 percent relative to one year previously.

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.

Manufacturing output marginally down

The average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry in May 2012 was 0.5 percent down from May 2011. The modest decrease was preceded by a small increase in April.

Price increase manufacturing industry slows down

Selling prices in Dutch manufacturing industry were 2.1 percent higher in May 2012 than in May 2011. In April, prices of manufactured products increased by 2.6 percent relative to one year previously.

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).

Universities and vocational colleges largest consumers of natural gas

On average, universities and vocational colleges were the largest consumers of natural gas within the sector services in 2010 followed by hospitals. Per connection to the electricity grid, transport companies are the largest consumers of electricity

Manufacturing turnover marginally higher

Dutch manufacturers realised a turnover growth of 1 percent in April 2012 relative to April 2011. In February and March, turnover also grew by 1 percent.

Manufacturing output remains stable

The average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry in April 2012 was approximately the same as in April 2011. In March, output was nearly 2 percent up from one year previously.

Selling prices of manufactured products nearly 3 percent up

Selling prices in Dutch manufacturing industry were 2.6 percent higher in April than twelve months previously.

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.

Mood among manufacturers further down

The mood among Dutch manufacturers deteriorated further in May. The producer confidence indicator stood at – 5.0 versus – 3.3 in April.

Manufacturing output marginally up

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was up by nearly 1 percent in March 2012 from March 2011. In February, output was nearly 3 percent down on one year previously.

Manufacturing turnover slightly higher

Dutch manufacturers realised a turnover growth of nearly 1 percent in March 2012 compared to March 2011. This growth was slightly lower than in February, when manufacturing turnover was just over 1 percent up on one year previously.

More renewable energy used

The share of renewable energy in total energy consumption increased from 3.8 percent in 2010 to 4.2 percent in 2011. The reason for the increase is twofold: the consumption of renewable energy increased and total energy consumption decreased.

Selling prices of manufactured products nearly 4 percent up

Selling prices in Dutch manufacturing industry were 3.8 percent higher in March than twelve months previously.

Manufacturers more pessimistic

The mood among Dutch manufacturers deteriorated further in April.

Growth manufacturing stocks slightly up

Manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were 5 percent up in February on February 2011.

Energy consumption down by 7 percent in 2011

Energy consumption in the Netherlands was nearly 7 percent lower in 2011 than in 2010. This is mainly due to the mild winter, the lower electricity production level and the reduced production level in the petrochemical industry.

Output manufacturing industry down

The average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was down by over 3 percent in February 2012 from February 2011.

Growth manufacturing turnover slows down

Dutch manufacturers realised a turnover growth of 1.5 percent in February 2012 compared to twelve months previously.

Selling prices of manufactured products nearly 5 percent up

Selling prices in Dutch manufacturing industry were 4.8 percent higher in February than twelve months previously versus a 5.5 percent price increase in January. Over the past six months, selling prices have increased less rapidly.

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.

Output manufacturing industry down

The average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was down by nearly 2 percent in January 2012 from January 2011.

Turnover growth manufacturing industry 8 percent

Dutch manufacturers realised a turnover growth of 8 percent in January 2012 compared to twelve months previously, the same growth as in December 2011.

Energy prices 9 percent up

The average Dutch household spent 156 euro on gas and electricity in January 2012, i.e. 13 euro more than one year previously.

Crude oil, natural gas and coal prices considerably higher

Prices of crude oil, natural gas and coal were significantly higher in 2011 than in 2010. The price increase is partly caused by the rising global demand for energy, the Japan earthquake in 2011 and the less favourable exchange rate of the euro against the dollar.

Stable production of renewable electricity

In 2011 wind energy, hydro power, solar power and biomass produced 12 billion kWh of electricity. This is almost 10 percent of the Dutch consumption of electricity and close to the production in 2010.

Growth manufacturing stocks slows down

Manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were nearly 7 percent higher in December 2011 than in December 2010.

Producer confidence hardly changed

The mood among Dutch manufacturers hardly changed in February.

Manufacturing output marginally up

The average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was more than 1 percent up in December 2011 from December 2010. In November, manufacturing output was still 1 percent down on November 2010.

Manufacturing turnover growth 6 percent

Dutch manufacturers realised a turnover growth of 6 percent in December 2011 compared to twelve months previously, although the working-day and holiday pattern was less favourable than in December 2010. The negative effect on sales in December is estimated at approximately 4 percent.

Price increase manufacturing industry less substantial

Selling prices in Dutch manufacturing industry were 6 percent higher in December 2011 than in December 2010. The price increases were less substantial than in November, when prices were nearly 8 percent up on one year previously.

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.

Manufacturing turnover growth 7 percent

Dutch manufacturers realised a turnover growth of nearly 7 percent in November 2011 compared to twelve months previously. The growth rate figure is the same as in October.

Manufacturing output marginally down

The average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was more than 1 percent down in November 2011 from November 2010. In October, output still grew by more than 1 percent.

Selling prices in manufacturing industry nearly 8 percent up

Selling prices in the Dutch manufacturing industry were nearly 8 percent higher in November 2011 than in November 2010. The price increase was in the same order of magnitude as in October.

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.

Electricity production hits new record

Electricity production in the Netherlands amounted to 118 billion KWh in 2010. This is 4 percent more than in 2009.

Slower growth for manufacturing output

The average daily output generated by the Dutch manufacturing industry was 1 percent higher in October 2011 than in October 2010.

Manufacturing turnover growth halved

Dutch manufacturers realised a turnover growth of nearly 7 percent in October 2011 compared with twelve months previously.

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.

Price increase manufacturing industry less substantial

Selling prices in the Dutch manufacturing industry were 8 percent higher in October 2011 than in October 2010. The price increase was less substantial than in preceding months. In August and September manufacturing prices were nearly 10 percent higher than one year previously.

Manufacturers expect modest rise in investment

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

Wind energy cost-ineffective without public financial support

As yet, the production of wind energy is still cost-ineffective, but public financial support compensates for the losses.

Manufacturing turnover up

Dutch manufacturers realised a turnover growth of 13 percent in September 2011 relative to twelve months previously. In August, turnover growth was 16 percent. Prices of manufactured products were almost 10 percent higher than in September 2010.

Manufacturing output more than 2 percent up

The average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was more than 2 percent higher in September 2011 than in September 2010. Production growth was marginally up on August.

Price increase manufacturing industry remains stable

Selling prices in Dutch manufacturing industry were nearly 10 percent higher in September 2011 than in September 2010. The price increase is the same as in August.

Further growth in manufacturing stocks

Manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were 15 percent up in August 2011 on August 2010.

Producer confidence manufacturing industry drops back

The mood among Dutch manufacturers deteriorated in October. The producer confidence indicator dropped from – 0.5 in September to – 3.2 in October, bringing the indicator at the same level as in August.

Manufacturing turnover up

Dutch manufacturers realised a turnover growth of 16 percent in August 2011 relative to August 2010.

Output growth manufacturing industry slows down

The average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was more than 1 percent higher in August 2011 than in August 2010.

Price increase manufacturing industry slightly less substantial

Selling prices in Dutch manufacturing industry were nearly 10 percent higher in August 2011 than in August 2010. The price increase is somewhat less substantial than in July, when selling prices were slightly less than 10 percent up on the same month last year.

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.

Mood among manufacturers improved

The mood among Dutch manufacturers improved in September. The producer confidence indicator rose from – 3.3 in August to – 0.5 in September. In the five preceding months, producer confidence had slumped.

Growth manufacturing output 3 percent

The average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was 3 percent higher in July 2011 than in July 2010. Production growth was slightly higher than in June.

Turnover growth manufacturing industry 13 percent

Dutch manufacturers realised a turnover growth of 13 percent in July 2011 relative to July 2010. In June, turnover was 9 percent up on one year previously.

Manufacturing prices rise more rapidly

Selling prices in Dutch manufacturing industry were 10 percent higher in July 2011 than in July 2010. The price increase is more substantial than in June, when selling prices were 9 percent up on the same month last year.

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.

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.

Manufacturing output growth unchanged

The average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was over 2 percent higher in June 2011 than in June 2010. Output growth was the same as in May.

Turnover growth manufacturing industry 8 percent

Dutch manufacturers realised a turnover growth of 8 percent in June 2011 relative to June 2010. In May, turnover was 24 percent up on one year previously. The working-day and holiday pattern in June 2011 was very different from June 2010.

Smaller rise in factory gate prices

Dutch Manufacturers raised their prices by 9 percent in June 2011 relative to June 2010. For the third month running, the price increase was less substantial than in the preceding month.

Manufactures see inventories pile up

In May 2011, manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were 9 percent up on May 2010. The growth rate was more substantial than in previous months.

Producer confidence plummets

Producer confidence in manufacturing industry plummeted in July. The producer confidence indicator dropped by more than 4 points from 2.0 in June to – 2.2 in July.

Manufacturing output 3 percent up

The average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry was 3 percent higher in May 2011 than in May 2010.

Increase manufacturing prices slows down

Factory gate prices in the Dutch manufacturing industry were over 10 percent higher in May than twelve months previously.

Further growth in manufacturing stocks

In April 2011, manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were nearly 8 percent up on April 2010. April was the fourth month in a row in which stocks of finished products were up on one year previously. The index stocks of finished products (2005=100) stood at 103.3, i.e. 1 point above the March level.

Producer confidence drops back further

Producer confidence fell slightly in June. The confidence indicator stood at 2.0, as against 3.1 in May.

Industry Radar

Compared with August, circumstances for the Dutch manufacturing industry improved  in September 2013.

Manufacturing sales 13 percent up

Dutch manufacturers realised a turnover growth of 13 percent in April 2011 relative to April 2010. The growth rate was less substantial than in February and March. Turnover growth was almost entirely due to higher selling prices. Prices of manufactured products were nearly 12 percent higher in April than one year previously.

Growth manufacturing output slows down

The average daily output generated in Dutch manufacturing industry was nearly 1 percent higher in April 2011 than in April 2010. Production growth slowed down further. Year-on-year production growth had already been significantly lower in March (3 percent) than in February (9 percent). Manufacturing output is still below the pre-crisis level.

Smaller rise in factory gate prices

Factory gate prices in the Dutch manufacturing industry were almost 12 percent higher in April than twelve months previously. The price increase was slightly less substantial than in March and February, when prices were nearly 13 percent up on one year previously.

Growth in manufacturing stocks continues

In March 2011, manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were over 6 percent up on March 2010.

Producer confidence drops back further

Producer confidence fell slightly in May. The indicator stood at 3.1, as against 4.6 in April.

Manufacturing turnover more than 17 percent up

Dutch manufacturers realised a turnover growth of 17 percent in March 2011 relative to the same month in 2010.

Manufacturing output 3 percent up

The average daily output generated in Dutch manufacturing industry was more than 3 percent higher in March 2011 than in March 2010.

Prices of manufactured products almost 13 percent up

Factory gate prices in the Dutch manufacturing industry were almost 13 percent up in March on twelve months previously.

Share renewable energy down

The share of renewable energy in total Dutch energy consumption dropped from 4.2 percent in 2009 to 3.8 percent in 2010, partly because total energy consumption has grown and also because the use of biofuels in road traffic declined.

Consumption of biofuels in road transport decreases

The consumption of biofuels decreased from 3.5 percent of all petrol and diesel consumed in road transport in 2009, to 2 percent in 2010. The consumption of biodiesel fell from 3.5 to 1.5 percent. The consumption of biopetrol remained constant at 3 percent of all petrol.

Producer confidence drops slightly

Producer confidence fell slightly in April. The indicator stood at 4.6, as against 5.8 in March. The indicator dropped mainly because manufacturers’ opinions on their stocks deteriorated considerably. In March, producer confidence had reached the highest level in three years.

Increase in manufacturing stocks

In February 2011, manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were over 2 percent up on February 2010. For the second month running, stocks of finished products were higher than one year previously.

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.

Unprecedented growth manufacturing turnover

Dutch manufacturers realised a turnover growth by more than 23 percent in February 2011 relative to the same month in 2010.

Substantial growth manufacturing output

The average daily output of Dutch manufacturing industry was over 9 percent higher in February 2011 than in February 2010.

Energy consumption unprecedentedly high

Energy consumption was more than 7 percent higher in 2010 than in 2009. Annual energy consumption has never been this high.

Prices manufactured products almost 13 percent up

The growth rateof prices of manufactured products has accelerated in the past months. February’s selling prices were almost 13 percent up on twelve months previously.

Increase in manufacturing stocks

In January, manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were over 5 percent up on January 2010.

Producer confidence soaring

Producer confidence soared in March 2011. The indicator stood at 5.8 versus 1.7 in February. As a result, producer confidence reached the highest level in three years.

Russia largest oil supplier for the Netherlands

One third of total Dutch imports of crude oil came from Russia in 2010, followed at a distance by the United Kingdom. Saudi Arabia’s importance has waned in recent years.

Manufacturing output grows by 7 percent

The average daily output of the Dutch manufacturing industry was 7 percent higher in January 2011 than in January 2010. Output growth was about 2 percent up on the previous three months. Output was still slightly below the pre-crisis level.

Manufacturing turnover substantially higher

Dutch manufacturers realised a 19 percent turnover increase in January 2011 compared to the same month in 2010. This is the highest increase in manufacturing turnover ever measured.

Dutch wind turbines catch less wind

The generation of electricity by Dutch wind turbines was reduced by approximately 13 percent last year. The reduction is mainly caused by the fact that 2010 was a less windy year.

Manufacturing prices continue to rise

Prices in manufacturing industry increased further in January. Selling prices were more than 11 percent up on twelve months previously, i.e. half a percentage point higher than in December 2010.

Producer confidence slightly down

The confidence among manufacturers declined slightly in February. The producer confidence indicator stood at 1.7 versus 2.7 in January.

Manufacturing turnover 15 percent higher

Manufacturers realised a 15 percent turnover increase in December 2010 compared to the same month in 2009. This growth rate is marginally down on November, when turnover increased by 16 percent.

Manufacturing output growth again 5 percent

The average daily output of Dutch manufacturing industry was 5 percent higher in December 2010 than in December 2009. Output growth was nearly equal to October and November. Although manufacturing output in all months of 2010 was up on the corresponding month in 2009, output was still below the pre-economic crisis level.

Price increase manufacturing industry more substantial

Factory gate prices in Dutch manufacturing industry were almost 11 percent higher in December than in December 2009. In November, prices rose by over 9 percent compared with one year previously.

Manufacturers a little more optimistic

The mood among manufacturers improved a little in January. The producer confidence indicator stood at 2.7 versus 2.5 in December 2010.

Reduction in manufacturing stocks continues

In November, manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were almost 2 percent down on November 2009.

Manufacturing turnover growing by 16 percent

Manufacturers realised an 16 percent turnover increase in November 2010 compared to the same month in 2009. This growth rate is much higher than in October, when turnover increased by 11 percent.

Manufacturing output 5 percent higher

The average daily output of the Dutch manufacturing industry was 5 percent higher in November 2010 than in November 2009. The output growth was equal to October. Although manufacturing output in each month of 2010 was up on the corresponding month in 2009, output was still below the pre-economic crisis level.

Selling prices in manufacturing industry up by 10 percent

Factory gate prices in the Dutch manufacturing industry were almost 10 percent higher in November than in November 2009.

Manufactures optimistic by the end of the year

The mood among manufacturers improved considerably in December. The producer confidence indicator stood at 2.5 versus 0.3 in November.

Reduction manufacturing stocks slowing down

In October, manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were more than 2 percent down on October 2009.

Manufacturing turnover growing by 11 percent

Manufacturers realised an 11 percent turnover increase in October 2010 compared to the same month in 2009. This growth is up slightly on September. In recent months, manufacturing turnover was well below the level of the same month in 2008.

Manufacturing output 5 percent higher

The average daily output of the Dutch manufacturing industry was 5 percent higher in October 2010 than in October 2009. The output growth was up slightly on September. Although manufacturing output in each month of 2010 was up on the corresponding month in 2009, output was still below the level of 2008.

Selling prices in manufacturing industry up by 9 percent

Factory gate prices in the Dutch manufacturing industry were 9 percent higher in October than in the same month last year. The price rise was the same as in September.

Producer confidence manufacturing industry hardly changed

Producer confidence hardly changed in November. The indicator stood at 0.3 versus 0.5 in October.

Reduction manufacturing stocks

In September, manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were more than 5 percent down on September 2009. The reduction was virtually the same as in August. Stocks of finished products have been below the level of twelve months previously for eighteen months now.

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.

Manufacturing output 4 percent higher

The average daily output of the Dutch manufacturing industry was 4 percent higher in September 2010 than in September 2009.

Manufacturing turnover growth 11 percent

Manufacturers realised an 11 percent turnover increase in September 2010 compared to the same month in 2009.

Selling prices in manufacturing industry up by nearly 9 percent

In September, factory gate prices in the Dutch manufacturing industry were nearly 9 percent higher than in September 2009. In August, manufactured products were nearly 8 percent more expensive than the year before. After a few months in which the price increases gradually slowed down, the price increase started to increase on the preceding month again.

Sustained reduction manufacturing stocks

In August, manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were more than 6 percent lower than in the same month last year.

Manufacturing turnover growth 15 percent

Manufacturers realised a 15 percent turnover increase in August 2010 compared to the same month in 2009. In July, the value of their turnover was 12 percent higher. During the past months, manufacturing turnover has been far below the level of the same month in 2008.

Manufacturing output 7 percent higher

The average daily output of Dutch manufacturing industry was 7 percent higher in August 2010 than in August 2009. In July, output growth was also 7 percent. Over the past few months, manufacturing output was continually below the level of 2008

Price increases in manufacturing industry less substantial again

In August, factory gate prices in the Dutch manufacturing industry were nearly 8 percent higher than one year previously. The increase was 1.2 percent point less than in July.

Sustained reduction manufacturing stocks

In July, manufacturers had reduced their stocks of finished products by more than 7 percent relative to the same month one year previously.

Mood among manufacturers deteriorates slightly

After an improvement in August, the mood among manufacturers deteriorated in September. Producer confidence stood at -0.1 versus + 0.4 one month previously.

Manufacturing output nearly 7 percent higher

The average daily output of Dutch manufacturing industry was nearly 7 percent higher in July 2010 than in July 2009. In June, output was 8 percent up on one year previously.

Manufacturing turnover growth 12 percent

Manufacturers realised a 12 percent turnover increase in July 2010 compared to the same month in 2009. The increase is less substantial than in the preceding months. During the past months, manufacturing turnover has been far below the level of the same month in 2008.

Price increases in manufacturing industry less substantial

In July, factory gate prices in Dutch manufacturing industry were 9 percent higher than one year previously. The increase was slightly less significant than in June.

Reduction manufacturing stocks fairly stable

In June, manufacturers had reduced their stocks of finished products by more than 13 percent relative to the same month one year previously. The reduction was in the same order of magnitude as in the preceding months.

Mood among manufacturers improved

After two months of declining confidence, the mood among manufacturers improved in August. Producer confidence stood at 0.4 versus -2.4 in July.

Manufacturing turnover 19 percent higher

Manufacturers realised 19 percent more turnover in June than in June 2009. In May, the value of their turnover was 16 percent higher.

Manufacturing output 7 percent up

The average daily output of Dutch manufacturing industry was 7 percent higher in June than one year previously.

Price increases in manufacturing industry less substantial

In June, factory gate prices in Dutch manufacturing were more than 9 percent up on June 2009. The increase was less substantial than in the two preceding months, when prices rose by nearly 11 percent relative to one year previously.

Producer confidence down again

The Dutch producer confidence index dropped for the second month in a row in July 2010. The indicator stood at -2.4 versus -0.7 in June.

Reduction manufacturing stocks stable

Dutch manufacturers had reduced their stocks of finished products by almost 13 percent in May 2010 compared with May 2009.

Manufacturing output up 7 percent

The average daily output of the Dutch manufacturing industry was 7 percent up in May 2010 on May 2009. In April, output was 10 percent above the level of April 2009

Manufacturing turnover up 16 percent

Manufacturing turnover was 16 percent up in May 2010 on May 2009, as against 18 percent in April 2010 on April 2009.

Price rise manufacturing industry about the same

In May, factory gate prices in Dutch manufacturing were 10.5 percent up on one year previously. The increase was in the same order of magnitude as in April. In the preceding months, price rises accelerated rapidly.

Manufacturing stocks have decreased continuously for over a year

Dutch manufacturers had reduced their stocks of finished products by 13.5 percent in April compared with April 2009.

Manufacturing turnover 19 percent up

Manufacturing turnover was 19 percent up in April 2010 on April 2009, as against 16 percent in March 2010 relative to March 2009

Manufacturing output 10 percent up

The average daily output of Dutch manufacturing industry was 10 percent up in April 2010 on April 2009. In March, output was 7 percent above the level of March 2009

Manufacturing prices continue to rise

In April, marketing prices in Dutch manufacturing were nearly 11 percent up on April 2009.

Manufacturing stocks decrease continuously for a year

Manufacturers had reduced their stocks of finished products by more than 12 percent in March compared with March 2009.