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Investments almost 9 percent up in May in the Netherlands

Christian Fernsby |
Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the volume of investments in tangible fixed assets was 8.9 percent up in May 2019 relative to the same month last year.

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The year-on-year growth was more substantial than in the preceding month.

In May, investments were up mainly in dwellings, office buildings, transport equipment and machinery.

Investment data have not been adjusted for calendar effects.

May 2019 has one working day more than May 2018.

According to the CBS Investment Radar, conditions for investments in the Netherlands are less favourable in July 2019 than they were in May 2019.

Every month, CBS publishes updates on the investment climate in the CBS Investment Radar.

Relevant circumstances for the investment climate include the situation on the sales and financial markets.

Although the Radar indicators show a strong correlation with investments in fixed assets, improved circumstances are not necessarily translated into increased growth in investments.

According to the CBS Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands is less favourable in July than it was in May.

The year-on-year increase in share prices turned into a decrease and manufacturers were less positive about their order positions.

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