Press releases

December 6, 2022

Energy cap dampens purchasing power risks, but is not a structural solution

In the ‘Energy price scenarios’, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis presents new economic and budgetary insights based on a number of energy price scenarios. It indicates that the energy price cap...

September 20, 2022

Temporary policy softens impact of energy crisis in 2023

The new government policy set out in the Budget Memorandum will increase purchasing power by more than 3% in 2023 for the median household. This comes at the expense of a reduction in the government balance of 1....

Macro Economic Outlook 2023
August 19, 2022

Inflation is affecting more and more people, economic growth decreases

The Dutch economy has emerged strongly from the coronavirus crisis, but the momentum is now starting to swing the other way. Increasing numbers of households are feeling the negative financial impact of high inflation,...

Projections August 2022
May 25, 2022

World trade dropped slightly in March

World trade fell by just 0.2% in March compared to February, contrary to expectations. Russia's trade figures, which are no longer available, are estimated based on data from the largest trading partners....

World trade dropped slightly in March
March 9, 2022

Energy price increase has unequal impact; uncertainty dominates projections

The Russian invasion of the Ukraine brings great suffering, but also uncertainty. The most important economic consequence for the Netherlands, at the moment, is an even higher energy price....

Central Economic Plan 2022
February 25, 2022

World trade thrives despite Covid-19 Pandemic

In December 2021 world merchandise trade increased 1.1% compared with November. This is shown by the CPB World Trade Monitor. Yearly growth for 2021 is 10.3%, which makes the level of merchandise trade considerably...

World Trade December 2021
January 26, 2022

The Netherlands in the top of countries with the largest trade benefits due to the European Union

The Dutch gross domestic product (GDP) is structurally 3.1% higher due to the trade benefits of the European Union. This makes the Netherlands one of the countries that will benefit most from the increased trade by the...

 trade benefits of the European Union
September 24, 2021

World trade is declining

The world trade volume decreased 0.9% in July 2021, compared to June, when trade growth was 0.7%. With this decrease, world trade momentum has become negative with -0.4% for the first time since the trade bounced back...

World Trade july 2021
September 21, 2021

Strong recovery of the Dutch economy, but coronavirus-related uncertainty remains

Assuming no large-scale new physical contact restrictions are needed, the economy is expected to grow by almost 4% in 2021, followed by 3.5% growth in 2022. Unemployment will increase, slightly, to 3.5% in 2022....

Illustration for the MEV 2022
August 25, 2021

World trade stabilizes

World merchandise trade appears to stabilize, with a modest growth in June of 0.5%, compared to May, following a decline of 0.7% previous month. This seems to indicate the end of the vigorous recovery in global goods...

No title