Press releases

March 31, 2021

Economic recovery in sight, but coronavirus effects linger on

In the baseline projections, which assume that vaccination rates in the Netherlands and other European countries will quickly increase and lockdown restrictions can be phased out, the economy is expected to grow by over...

March 25, 2021

World trade at record levels

World merchandise trade continued to grow in January 2021, with 2.6% compared to December 2020, leading to the highest level of world trade since October 2018. The growth can be explained for a large part by growth of...

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March 1, 2021

CPB presents 10th edition election manifestos analysis

CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis has just published the results from its analysis of the election manifestos of 10 Dutch political parties: ‘Charted Choices 2022–2025’ (Keuzes in Kaart...

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February 25, 2021

World trade exceeds the old level

With an increase of 0.6% in December 2020 (compared to November), world trade exceeds the level of early 2020. The loss due to the COVID pandemic in the first half of 2020, has been made up for with a growth of 1....

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January 25, 2021

World trade back to pre-corona level in November 2020

World trade volume increased 2.1% in November 2020 compared to October, following an increase of 0.7% in October and seems to be unaffected by COVID measures. With this, the world trade volume is slightly higher than at...

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December 24, 2020

World trade recovery continues in October

In October 2020, world trade grew again by 0.7% compared to September 2020. Due to continued growth in world trade since June, trade growth is still about 0.7% below the level at the end of 2019....

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November 26, 2020

Economy will recover in 2021, provided coronavirus is under control

Under the baseline projections, which assume the coronavirus will be under control in both the Netherlands and other European countries in the first half of next year, the Dutch economy will grow in 2021 by nearly 3%,...

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November 25, 2020

World trade recovery slowed down in September

In September 2020, world trade grew by 2.1%, compared to August 2020. This is again less than the growth in August and July, when world trade increased by 2.4% and 5.0% respectively....

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October 23, 2020

Rebound in world trade continues

In August 2020 world trade grew again by 2.5% compared to July 2020. This is less than the growth in July, which was 5.0% compared to June. In total, world trade is now 3 to 4% below the pre-corona level....

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October 15, 2020

Opportunities for improving the labour market position of people with a migration background

There are large and persistent differences in the labour market participation of people with and without a migration background. Currently, 61% of people with a non-Western migration (aged 15-74) in the Netherlands is...

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