Press releases

April 20, 2023

High energy costs have little impact on corporate profits

Firms have absorbed the higher costs for gas and electricity with energy savings and price increases for customers. The higher energy prices are expected to lead to only a limited number of additional loss-making firms....

High energy costs have little impact on corporate profits
April 18, 2023

Climate policy hardly harms firms

Entrepreneurs seem to be adapting their business operations to climate policy, instead of relocating their business to countries without or with less stringent climate policies. There is little to no evidence that...

Business park Pernis with various factories
March 9, 2023

Purchasing power restored through wage growth, but more people living below the poverty line

Purchasing power will remain broadly unchanged on average this year and will rise by 2.0% next year. At the same time, poverty is set to increase next year. This is according to the latest projections by CPB Netherlands...

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February 24, 2023

World trade grew in 2022, despite the war in Ukraine

In December 2022, world trade decreased with 0.9% compared to November 2022, according to the monthly World Trade Monitor of the CPB. Over the whole of 2022, world trade has grown by 3....

World trade including December 2022
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