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Consumer spending up
According to figures released by Statistics Netherlands today, Dutch consumer spending on goods and services was 1.5 percent up in April 2015 from the same month last year.
Dutch convinced saving is worthwhile
In the last thirty years, more and more Dutch consumers have been thinking more positively about putting money into savings accounts. Together with Denmark and Luxembourg, the Netherlands is now one...
Substantial decline in household consumption
In October 2012, household spending on goods and services was 2.4 percent down from October 2011, the most substantial decline in the past three years.
Prices loaf of bread stable, rice prices up
Bread is one of our basic food products. The Dutch spend nearly 4 times as much on bread as on potatoes, rice and pasta together.
Household spending down again
Households spent 2.1 percent less on goods and services in September 2013 than in September 2012. Relative to the same month in the previous year, household spending has been in continuous decline...
Consumption marginally higher
Household spending on goods and services was 0.5 percent higher in April 2011 than in April 2010. Spending on services increased by 0.9 percent, whereas spending on goods remained at the same level...
Household consumption up in July
Households spent more in July 2005 than in July 2004. The volume of domestic consumption was 0.5 percent greater than in July 2004. This is the second slight increase in a row.
Dutch consumers more reluctant to borrow money
In the first three quarters of 2009, Dutch households took out 7.4 billion euro in consumer loans, 12 percent less than in the same period last year. Since the outbreak of the economic crisis,...
Decline household consumption slows down
Dutch households spent 1.1 percent less on goods and services in October 2013 than in October 2012. The decline is less substantial than in preceding months. This is mainly due to higher car sales.
Dutch consumers spend more on clothes and furniture
According to figures released by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) today, Dutch consumer spending on goods and services in September 2015 was 2.2 percent up from September 2014. They spent more on...
Consumer spending in decline
Household spending on goods and services in November 2011 was 1.2 percent down on November 2010.
Economy hardly improves
According to Statistics Netherlands’ Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation improved slightly in November compared with October, although the recovery is still fragile. In the period between...
Household spending down 2.0 percent
Household spending on goods and services was 2.0 percent down in August 2013 from August 2012. The decrease was the same as in July.