Press releases

February 22, 2024

CPB projections: purchasing power restored, public finances need a course correction

After a year of stagnation, the Dutch economy is returning to a moderate growth trajectory. Dutch households will see their purchasing power recover in 2024. The government deficit is set to rise in the years ahead....

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February 13, 2024

The importance of Dutch service activities in global value chains

The Dutch manufacturing industry is undergoing significant changes, with a growing emphasis on income derived from services. We are witnessing a gradual shift in the types of activities that contribute to the...

December 7, 2023

Tozo supports Self-Employed Persons

The Temporary Support Scheme for Self-Employed Persons (Tozo) supported self-employed entrepreneurs during the coronavirus crisis. This is the conclusion from a CPB study. Due to uncertainty and contact-restricting...

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November 8, 2023

CPB presents 11th edition election manifestos analysis

Eight political parties had the economic consequences of their election manifestos calculated by CPB. The results have been published today. ‘Charted Choices 2025-2028’ provides an overview of the budgetary and...

Charted Choices 2025-2028
September 19, 2023

Purchasing power measures prevent rise in poverty, government deficit remains unchanged

The plans in the Budget Memorandum for 2024 presented by the demissionary cabinet on Budget Day lead to an improvement in the purchasing power of people on lower incomes. This prevents an increase in the number of...

The briefcase from Budget Day, containing the budget, and the carriage in which the king and queen will be transported
August 17, 2023

Economic growth falls, poverty and government deficit require attention

The economy is expected to grow by 0.7% in 2023 and 1.4% in 2024. After falling sharply, purchasing power is set to recover by 1.9% in 2024 due to wage growth. Without supplementary policy measures, the number of...

Projections August 2023
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