Manufacturing and energy

Manufacturing and energy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Confidence among Dutch manufacturers stood at 8.2 in April.

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

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

Confidence among Dutch manufacturers stood at 9.5 in March.

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

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

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

Never before were manufacturers so optimistic.

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

Never before were manufacturers so optimistic.

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

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

Confidence among Dutch manufacturers stood at 8.9 in December.

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

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

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

Confidence among Dutch manufacturers stood at 9.1 in November.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The tourism industry accounts for 7 percent of net domestic energy consumption.

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

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

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

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

Energy consumption rose by 2 percent in 2016 to 3,131 petajoules.

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

Confidence among Dutch manufacturers stood at 8.3 in April, up from 7.8 in March.

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

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

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

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

Largest price increase manufacturing in nearly 6 years.

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

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

The Netherlands exported 8.2 bn euros worth of natural gas in 2016.

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

Confidence among manufacturers improves further.

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

Dutch producer confidence increased from 4.7 in December to 6.0 in January.

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

Manufacturing prices up again

Growing confidence among manufacturers

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

Investment spending manufacturing industry expected to rise in 2017

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

Producer confidence less positive

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Manufacturing output continues to grow

Producer confidence continues to grow

Marginal decline manufacturing prices

Continued growth manufacturing output

Lower prices manufacturing industry

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

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

Sustained growth manufacturing output

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

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

Confidence among Dutch manufacturers has fallen considerably.

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

Manufacturing prices continue to fall

Dutch manufacturers remain positive

Steady growth manufacturing output

Manufacturing prices continue to fall

Dutch producer confidence improving

Growth Dutch manufacturing output

Optimism among Dutch manufacturers continues

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

Consumption of renewable energy went up to 5.8 percent in 2015.

Declining growth manufacturing output

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

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

The average daily output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry.

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

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

The 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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

According to Statistics Netherlands (CBS), 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.

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

According to 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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

According to 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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

According to 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

The 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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

The 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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).

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

The 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Manufacturers’ stocks of finished products were more than 1 percent down in November 2012 from November 2011. In the preceding three months, stocks also declined compared to twelve months previously.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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).

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

According to a survey, manufacturers anticipate investments to grow by 7 percent this year.

The mood among Dutch manufacturers deteriorated further in April.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

The mood among Dutch manufacturers hardly changed in February.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

Dutch manufacturers realised a turnover growth of 23 percent in May 2011 relative to May 2010.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

The mood among manufacturers improved slightly in October.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

The producer confidence index declined marginally in June 2010.

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

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

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

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

In May 2010, Dutch manufacturers were optimistic for the first time in nearly two years. The producer confidence index stood at 0.4, up from -1.4 in April.

The average daily output of Dutch manufacturing industry was 7 percent up in March 2010 on March 2009. In February, output was 4 percent above the level of February 2009.

Dutch Manufacturing turnover was 14 percent up in March 2010 on March 2009, while in February it was 10 percent up on February 2009.

In March, factory gate prices in Dutch manufacturing were nearly 8 percent up on March 2009. The price increase was somewhat more substantial than in February, when prices were 6 percent higher than in February 2009.

Manufacturers had reduced their stocks of finished products by more than 16 percent in February relative to February 2009.

Renewable energy accounted for approximately 4 percent of total domestic energy consumption in the Netherlands last year versus 3.4 percent in 2008.

In April 2010, Dutch manufacturers were less pessimistic than in March 2010. The producer confidence index rose from -3.1 to -1.4, the highest level in eighteen months.

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

In 2009, energy consumption in the Netherlands was more than 2 percent down on the preceding year. The reduction was realised in the first three quarters.

Manufacturing turnover was 11 percent up in February 2010 on February 2009, whereas in January manufacturing turnover was 7 percent up on January 2009

The average daily output of Dutch manufacturing industry was 4 percent up in February 2010 on February 2009. In January, output was 5 percent above the level of January 2009

In February, factory gate prices in Dutch manufacturing were over 6 percent up on February 2009. In January, prices of manufactured products were nearly 5 percent higher than twelve months previously.

In March 2010, the mood among Dutch manufacturers was less pessimistic than in February 2010. The producer confidence index rose from -5.0 to -3.1. This improvement was caused by the fact that manufacturers expect to step up their output in the months to come.

Manufacturers had reduced their stocks of finished products by more than 14 percent in January relative to January 2009. The decrease in January was somewhat larger than in the five preceding months.

Manufacturing turnover was 8 percent up in January 2010 on January 2009, whereas in December manufacturing turnover was 4 percent up on December 2008.

The average daily output of Dutch manufacturing industry was 6 percent up in January 2010 on January 2009. In December, output was still 2 percent above the level of December 2008

Factory gate prices in Dutch manufacturing were nearly 5 percent higher in January than one year previously. In December, prices of manufactured products were 1 percent higher. After a year of price cuts, prices are rising again.

In 2009, generation of renewable electricity has risen to nearly 9 percent of total domestic electricity consumption. The objective of the Dutch government was to raise the share of renewable energy to 9 percent before 2010.

Dutch manufacturers had reduced their stocks of finished products by almost 12 percent in December 2009 relative to December 2008.

In February 2010, the mood among Dutch manufacturers was less pessimistic than in January 2010. The producer confidence index rose from -8.3 to -6.9.

The average daily output of Dutch manufacturing industry was 1 percent up in December 2009 on December 2008. In November, output was still 2 percent below the level of November 2008

Manufacturing turnover was 3 percent up in December 2009 on December 2008, whereas in November manufacturing turnover was 4 percent down on November 2008

Factory gate prices in Dutch manufacturing were 1 percent higher in December 2009 than one year previously. Prices rose for the first time after a year of price cuts.

Dutch Manufacturers reduced their stocks of finished products by more than 12 percent in November 2009 relative to November 2008. Since March 2009, stocks have continually been smaller than one year previously. The decrease in November was in the same order of magnitude as in the three preceding months.

In January 2010, Dutch manufacturers were somewhat more pessimistic than in December 2009. The producer confidence index fell from -8.1 to -8.3, but manufacturers were much more optimistic about their competitive position on foreign markets than a quarter previously.

Since October last year, the Netherlands is a net exporter of electricity, because in the last quarter of 2009 more electricity was exported than imported to and from the surrounding countries.

Manufacturing turnover was almost 3 percent lower in November than one year previously. The downturn was far less substantial than in October, when turnover was still 17 percent down on October 2008.

The average daily output of Dutch manufacturing industry was 2 percent down in November 2009 on November 2008. The downturn is far less substantial than in October, when output was still 7 percent down on one year previously

Factory gate prices in Dutch manufacturing were 4 percent lower in November 2009 than one year previously.

In October 2009, stocks of finished products in the Dutch manufacturing industry were 12 percent down on one year previously.

In December 2009, Dutch manufacturers were more pessimistic than in November. The producer confidence index fell from -5.6 to -8.6.

The average daily output of the Dutch manufacturing industry was 7 percent down in October 2009 on October 2008.

Dutch manufacturing turnover was 17 percent lower in October 2009 than one year previously.

Energy consumption in the first eight months of 2009 was down by more than 4 percent on the same period in 2008. This has led to a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.

In September 2009, stocks of finished products kept in manufacturing industry were 10 percent down on one year previously.

In November, Dutch manufacturers were less pessimistic than in October. The producer confidence index rose from -7.8 to -5.6.

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

In the period October 2008–September 2009, output generated by transport equipment manufacturers had declined by more than a quarter relative to the same period in the previous year. Within the sector manufacturing industry, transport equipment manufacturers were hit hardest by the recession. Overall, the effects of the recession on output generated by Dutch manufacturing industry were less substantial than in most other European countries.

Last month, Dutch manufacturers were clearly more optimistic. In October, producers expecting exports to increase in the next quarter for the first time in twelve months outnumbered those anticipating a downturn. These are indications that the volume of exports is growing.

The total production of margarines and edible fats rose substantially in the Netherlands in the period 2000-2008. Consumption of fats fell in the same period.

The average daily output of the Dutch manufacturing industry was almost 8 percent down in September 2009 on September 2008.

Dutch manufacturing turnover was 21 percent lower in September 2009 than one year previously.

In the period 1998-2008, the amount of electricity generated in the Netherlands increased from 92 to 108 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh). The increase is mainly generated in combined heat and power systems.

Factory gate prices in Dutch manufacturing were 12.5 percent lower in September 2009 than in September 2008.

In October, Dutch manufacturers were less negative than in September. The producer confidence index rose from -9.8 to -7.8.

Last year, 12 percent of European shipbuilding industry turnover was realised in the Netherlands, as against more than 7 percent in 2000. The market share in commercial vessels grew considerably from 7 to 14 percent.

Manufacturing turnover was 22 percent lower in August than one year previously. The decrease is slightly smaller than in July, when it was 24 percent down. Over half of August’s turnover decrease was the result of lower prices.

The average daily output of the Dutch manufacturing industry was 8 percent down in August on August 2008. The decrease was somewhat smaller than in preceding months. Manufacturing output compared with twelve months previously has been decreasing since the summer of 2008.

Factory gate prices in Dutch manufacturing industry were 12.5 percent lower in August 2009 than in August 2008. The price drop was less substantial than in July, when prices of manufactured products were 15 percent lower than one year previously.

In July, the average daily output of Dutch manufacturing industry was 10 percent down on July 2008. The decrease was somewhat smaller than in the six preceding months. Industrial output has declined since the summer of 2008 relative to one year previously.

For the fourth quarter running, diesel sales slumped in the second quarter of 2009 relative to the same period one year previously. A downturn of this magnitude only occurred once in the past.

For the fourth quarter running, diesel sales slumped in the second quarter of 2009 relative to the same period one year previously. A downturn of this magnitude only occurred once in the past.

Manufacturing turnover decreased by 24 percent in July relative to one year previously. The decrease is in the same order of magnitude as in the first six months of 2009

In 2007, the turnover generated in sheltered workshops totalled 1.3 billion euro. The bulk was realised in the sector maintenance of parks and public gardens.

Factory gate prices in Dutch manufacturing industry were 15 percent lower in July than in July 2008. In June, manufactured products were 14 percent cheaper than one year previously

In August, Dutch manufacturers were clearly less negative than in July. The producer confidence index stood at -9.3, as against -14.8 in July 2009. This indicator shows a clear recovery after an all-time low in February.

Manufacturing turnover decreased by 25 percent in June relative to one year previously. The decrease is in the same order of magnitude as in the first five months of 2009. More than half of June’s turnover decline was due to lower selling prices.

In June, the average daily output of Dutch manufacturing industry was 13 percent down on June 2008. The decrease was more or less the same as in the six preceding months

The overall value of bicycles manufactured in the European Union amounted to 1.9 billion in 2008. More than 30 percent were produced in the Netherlands, making it Europe’s largest bike manufacturer.

Dutch manufactured products were nearly 14 percent cheaper in June 2009 than in June 2008. The price drop was virtually the same as in May. In June, factory gate prices were over 1 percent up on May 2009.

In July, Dutch manufacturers were just as low-spirited as in the preceding month. The producer confidence index stood at -14.8, as against -15,0 in June. The mood gradually improved after an all-time low in February, but it still remains very negative.

In May 2009, the average daily output of Dutch manufacturing industry was 13 percent down on May 2008. The decrease was more or less the same as in the five preceding months

Dutch Manufacturing turnover decreased by 27 percent in May 2009 relative to one year previously. The decrease is in the same order of magnitude as in the first four months of 2009. Nearly half of May’s turnover decline was due to lower selling prices.

The amount of manufactured and hand-rolled cigarettes sold in 2008 declined 3 percent relative to 2007. At the same time, Dutch consumer spending on these products increased 4 percent.

The industrial capacity utilisation rate in the Netherlands is exceptionally low. In April 2009, manufacturing industry used over 74 percent of total output capacity available.

The consumption of sustainable energy in the Netherlands increased from 2.9 to 3.4 percent of total domestic energy consumption in 2008.

Manufacturers anticipate a 10 percent drop in investments in 2009 relative to last year.

In the period 1998–2008, total electricity generation in the Netherlands increased by 14 percent.

Last year, energy consumption in the Netherlands was marginally lower than in 2007.

Last year, 58.5 billion m3 of natural gas was exported, the largest volume since large deposits of natural gas were discovered near the municipality of Slochteren in the province of Groningen. Gas exports increased by 11 percent last year relative to 2007.

Early 2009, the energy bill for households is considerably higher than one year previously. On the basis of the rates of January 2009, a household with an average gas and electricity consumption will annually spend 1,964 euro on energy, 239 euro more than in January 2008.

Between 1997 and 2007, the average Dutch consumer annually saved 11 m³ of natural gas.

The average price increase of manufactured products was 7.2 percent last year relative to 2007. This is the most substantial price increase in the span of 8 years.

In the first three quarters of 2008, decentralised generation of electricity increased by 14 percent relative to the same period one year previously.

Turnover in the yacht building industry has increased considerably in the period 1997-2007.

Household gas consumption in the Netherlands averaged nearly 1,400 cubic metres in 2007, a reduction by almost half relative to 1978.

Manufacturing companies expect to invest 2 percent less this year than in 2007. In the spring forecast they still reported that investment would rise by 11 percent.

In the first six months of 2008, the volume of diesel fuel consumed by road traffic vehicles increased by 3.5 percent relative to the same period in 2007.

The per capita consumption of light soft drinks in the Netherlands was 30 litres last year, approximately the same as in 2006.

In the first quarter of 2008 coal used to produce electricity cost 40 percent more than in the same period last year. Coal prices have been rising substantially since the second quarter of 2007.

In 2007 2.8 percent of petrol and diesel sold in the Netherlands consisted of biofuels. This is substantially more than the 0.4 percent in 2006.

Since the turn of the century the number of smokers of cigarettes and roll-ups in the Netherlands has fallen by 17 percent. Sales of cigarettes and shag tobacco are around 20 percent lower than in 2000.

The entrepreneurs in the manufacturing industry expect an 11 percent increase in investments on 2007.

Dutch consumption of renewable energy levelled off in 2007.

In 2006, revenues from oil and natural gas extraction were the highest since 1990.

Dutch consumption of renewable energy levelled off in 2007.

In 2007, net imports of electricity plummeted by 18 percent. The upward trend observed in recent years was reversed.

In 2006, the Netherlands imported nearly 450 million kg of cocoa beans worth more than 550 million euro. The value of the extracted cocoa butter totalled 650 million euro.

The production of renewable electricity dropped from 6.5 percent of domestic electricity consumption in 2006 to 6.0 percent in 2007.

An average Dutch households paid 1.5 percent more for its gas and electricity in January 2008 than in the previous month.

In 2007, mineral extraction contributed 17 billion euro (more than 3 percent) to the GDP. In recent years, the proportion has grown.

In 2006, renewable energy made up 2.7 percent of total energy consumption in the Netherlands, distinctly lower than the average of 6.8 percent across the EU-15.

Manufacturing companies expect to invest 10 percent more this year than in 2006. This is consistent with the positive mood in this sector.

Manufacturing companies in the Netherlands expect a 19 percent increase in fixed capital formation this year compared with 2006.

Dutch households spent 0.6 percent more on goods and services in the first month of this year than in January 2006. They spent 0.6 percent less on goods.

Manufacturers expect a 3 percent growth of investments this year, relative to 2005. For the second year running, investments are expected to grow in 2006.

The publication of a number of statistics has been postponed.

Optimism among producers in manufacturing industry continued to rise in July. The last time they were so confident about future prospects was in 1985.

The optimism among manufacturing companies has increased in June. They have not been this positive since the end of 2000. They are more positive about future production and their order books.

Dutch industrial entrepreneurs expect a 14 percent increase on their investment of 2005. This means a continuation of the recovery that started in 2005, when they invested almost 9 percent more than in 2004.

Dutch manufacturing companies are still in a positive mood in May. They are considerably less optimistic than in previous months, however. This is mainly because they are less positive about future production.

Producers’ confidence in the manufacturing industry is 6.1 in April 2006. This means manufacturers are about just as optimistic as in March.

In February 2006 the turnover of the Dutch manufacturing industry was 9 percent higher than in February 2005. This was mainly due to higher selling prices. Dutch industrial production increased slightly for the third time in a row.

Producers’ confidence in the manufacturing industry has risen to 5.9 in March 2006. This is the highest level for five years.

In January 2006, manufacturing turnover was 9 percent up on one year previously. This is exclusively caused by higher selling prices and an extra working day.

Producers’ confidence in the manufacturing industry rose to 4.6 in February 2006. This is the highest level since the end of 2000.

After correction for the working day pattern, output of Dutch manufacturing industry was 1.4 percent higher in December 2005 than in the previous year.

Producer confidence in manufacturing industry stands at 3.0 in January 2006, thus equalling the level of December 2005.

In November 2005 the turnover of the Dutch manufacturing industry was up by 7 percent on November 2004. The increase was mainly due to higher selling prices.

Producers’ confidence in the manufacturing industry is 2.6 in December 2005. This means that manufacturing companies were almost just as positive as in November.

Dutch producers expect to invest 13 percent more than in 2004. Among the various branches of industry only the food, beverages and tobacco industry expect a dip in investments.

Turnover in the Dutch manufacturing industry was 7 percent higher in October 2005 than in the same month last year. The increase was largely the result of higher prices; production remained at around the same level.

In September 2005 the Dutch manufacturing industry produced 1.6 percent more than in September 2004, while turnover was up by 7 percent.

Producer confidence in the manufacturing industry has risen strongly in October, to 4.3, its highest level since January 2001.

The Dutch manufacturing industry saw its turnover in August increase by 11 percent on August 2004. This substantial turnover increase was caused by higher selling prices and an extra working day.

Producer confidence in manufacturing industry improved further and was at 1.3 in September, the highest score since March 2005. In August producer confidence was still in the negative range.

Turnover of the Dutch manufacturing industry in July 2005 was 3 percent higher than in July 2004.

Producer confidence in Dutch manufacturing improved greatly in August, reaching -0.3. In July confidence was -3.7.

In June 2005 turnover of Dutch manufacturing industry was higher than one year ago. Compared to June last year, turnover increased 5 percent, mainly due to higher selling prices.

Producer confidence in Dutch manufacturing industry deteriorated further and equalled -3.7 in July. In June it was still at -1.7.

Turnover in the Dutch manufacturing industry was again higher in May 2005 than in the same month last year. Compared with May last year it was 8 percent higher.

Producers’ confidence in the manufacturing industry has deteriorated substantially in June, and is now -1.7. In May it was still 0.8. Producers’ confidence has now reached at its lowest level since March 2004.

Turnover of Dutch manufacturing industry increased again in April 2005 and was 6 percent higher than in April 2004.

Manufacturing companies expect to invest 20 percent more in 2005 than in 2004. This may indicate a recovery for investment. Last year manufacturing investment was at its lowest for ten years. Companies in mineral extraction and the public utilities also expect to increase investment.

Producers’ confidence in the manufacturing industry has improved slightly in May. Changes in producers’ confidence have been very limited for a year now. Indeed, producers’ confidence in May is almost at the level of the average for the last twelve months.

In March 2005 turnover of the Dutch manufacturing industry was again higher than one year previously. Compared to March last year turnover was 3 percent up. Higher selling prices account for the increase in turnover.

Producers’ confidence in the manufacturing industry is -0.1 in April 2005. Manufacturers are thus significantly less optimistic than in March.

In February the turnover of the Dutch manufacturing industry was again higher than a year before. Compared to February 2004 turnover was up by 6 percent. The turnover increase is virtually the same as the rise in selling prices. Dutch industrial production increased by 0.5 percent in the period January - February 2005 compared to November - December 2004. It is the second slight increase in a row.

In January 2005, turnover of the Dutch manufacturing industry was 8 percent higher than in January 2004. The increase was mainly due to higher selling prices. Industrial production in the period December 2004-January 2005 increased by 1.1 percent on October-November 2004.

In the period November-December 2004 manufacturing output was 0.4 percent down on the period September-October. Turnover of Dutch manufacturing industry rose by 11 percent in December 2004 compared to December 2003. The increase in turnover was chiefly caused by higher selling prices and two extra working days.

In November 2004 the turnover of the Dutch manufacturing industry was 15 percent higher than in November 2003. This was mainly due to higher selling prices and the fact that November 2004 had two working days more than November 2003. Dutch industrial production in the period October–November 2004 did not change on August–September.

Producer confidence in the Dutch manufacturing industry reached 0.7 in December 2004. This is over 1 percent point down from November. Although producer confidence reached the lowest level since April this year, it is well above the record low of June 2003.

Manufacturers expect investments to fall by 12 percent in 2004 compared to last year. If their expectations turn out to be correct, the lowest level in ten years will be reached. In the spring of 2004 manufacturers still expected investments to increase by 2 percent.

In the period September – October 2004 the production of Dutch manufacturing industry was 0.3 percent up on the period July – August. After a few dips production seems to recover. Turnover was 2 percent higher in October than in October last year.

In September 2004 turnover of the Dutch manufacturing industry was 9 percent up on September last year. This was mainly due to higher selling prices. Production fell in the period August – September compared to the period June – July this year.

Turnover of the Dutch manufacturing industry in August was up by 8 percent on August 2003. This was mainly due to higher selling prices. Industrial production in the period July-August fell slightly but still exceeded last year’s level.

The turnover of the Dutch manufacturing industry in July was up by 7 percent on July 2003. This was mainly due to higher selling prices. Dutch industrial production slipped somewhat but is still higher than a year ago.

Producers’ confidence in the manufacturing industry is 0.5 in August. This is the same as in July. Producers’ confidence is now well above the low point in June 2003. In August producers were again more optimistic about their stocks of finished products.

In June 2004 turnover of the Dutch manufacturing industry was 13 percent up on June 2003. The increase in sales was mainly caused by two extra working days and higher selling prices.

Producer confidence in manufacturing industry fell to 0.5 in July 2004, slightly below June’s 1.9. The upward trend since the low point in June 2003 was interrupted for the second time by the decline in July. The first time was in February 2004.

The turnover of Dutch manufacturing industry in May 2004 was 1 percent down on May last year. Provisional figures published by Statistics Netherlands show that the recovery that started in the first months of 2004 continues.

In April the turnover of the Dutch manufacturing industry was up by 5 percent on April 2003. Furthermore the Dutch manufacturing industry was able to hang on to the recovery in production realised in recent months.

Dutch manufacturing companies expect to invest 2 percent more this year than in 2003. The increase in investment in 2004 is dampened by companies in the chemical industry, which expect to spend 37 percent less on fixed capital formation than last year. Other branches of manufacturing expect to invest 14 to 31 percent more.

The Dutch manufacturing industry was in a clearly more optimistic mood in May 2004 than in April. Producers’ confidence rose to 1.8, a substantial rise on the April figure of -1.4. This is the highest score for producers’ confidence among manufacturers since February 2001. The confidence indicator has been increasing since the low point of the present business cycle in June 2003.

In March 2004 production and turnover of the Dutch manufacturing industry, after correction for seasonal effects, were about the same as in February. The production per working day was 1 percent down on March 2003, whereas turnover per working day was 1 percent up on last year. Export developments are an important indicator for the economic development as a whole.

The situation in the Dutch manufacturing industry deteriorated slightly in February of 2004. Both production and turnover were down on February 2003. The Dutch manufacturing industry was unable to maintain the slight recovery it made in January.

According to the latest preliminary figures, the situation in the Dutch manufacturing industry improved somewhat in January 2004. For the first time in fifteen months production was above last year’s level. When the calendar effects are taken into account, turnover was also higher than the year before.

In February 2004 Dutch manufacturers are more pessimistic than in the previous month. Producer confidence fell to -3.0. The upward trend that set in since the lowest point (-9.4) was reached in June 2003 is now interrupted, though producer confidence is still higher than in the first eleven months of 2003.

According to the latest figures, the turnover of the Dutch manufacturing industry in December 2003 was virtually the same as in December 2002. Production was down by 3 percent on December 2002.

In November 2003 the turnover of the Dutch manufacturing industry was down 5 percent on November 2002. This is mainly because there was one working day less in November 2003 than in 2002.