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Steady economic growth, Government deficit declines

Short-term forecasts CEP 2015, March 2015, up to and including 2016. To the press release

Recent publications

Causes and policy implications of the Dutch current account surplus

The Netherlands has experienced a persistent and relatively large current account surplus since the 1970s. In recent years the surplus has increased, reaching a historically high level of 8.5% of GDP in 2013.

CPB Policy Brief 2015/05 | 1‑05‑2015 | Download (PDF document, 3 MB)

Facts and figures on the Dutch current account surplus

In this document we summarise the most relevant empirical and stylised facts related to the Dutch current account.

CPB Background Document  | 1‑05‑2015 | Download (PDF document, 2.3 MB)

Literature survey on the theoretical explanations and empirical determinants of current account balances

From the theoretical literature, we find that there are several explanations to account for persistent surpluses.

CPB Background Document  | 1‑05‑2015 | Download (PDF document, 2.6 MB)

Popular publications

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CPB Policy Brief 2015/05

Causes and policy implications of the Dutch current account surplus. Read the press release

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Movie about CPB-projections

Making projections is one of CPB's core activities. How are these projections made? Watch the movie

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Forecasts CEP 2015 (March)

The most recent macroeconomic projections up to and including 2016. Go to the data

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CPB World Trade Monitor

The volume of world trade decreased by 0.9% in the month February. Read more

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CPB Policy Brief 2014/07

Structural budget balance: a love at first sight turned sour... Improvements required. Read more

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