Press releases

September 17, 2019

Ill winds sweeping in from abroad will dampen growth in 2020

Dutch economic growth is slowing down as a result of negative foreign developments. Unemployment will reach its lowest level in 2019, but will still also be exceptionally low next year....

August 15, 2019

Economic growth down to 1.4% by 2020

Dutch economic growth will decline, due to the ill wind sweeping in from abroad. Unemployment will reach its lowest level in 2019 and will continue to be exceptionally low in 2020. Purchasing power will see a positive...

June 19, 2019

Growth slowing down to standard rate

The Dutch economic growth rate is slowing down due to the ill wind blowing from abroad. Export growth is declining. The waning growth in production has had remarkably little impact on the labour market, which remains...

March 21, 2019

The high growth rate of the Dutch economy is over.

For both this year and the next, GDP growth is projected at 1.5%, following years of growth percentages of over 2%. International trade is increasing at a slower rate, which is reflected by Dutch exports that are...

March 5, 2019

The economy is cooling

The high growth rate of the Dutch economy is over. For both this year and the next, GDP growth is projected at 1.5%, following years of growth percentages of over 2%. International trade is increasing at a slower rate,...

January 24, 2019

The Netherlands is an important link in the chain of diverting income flows: broader use of withholding taxes is necessary to combat international tax avoidance

Sixty percent of the royalties that flow via the Netherlands go directly to tax haven Bermuda. Outgoing interest flows are diverted less often to tax havens: around 20 percent. In addition, some 25% of the outgoing...

December 19, 2018

CPB: Economy doing well, but past its peak

For next year, a continued robust Dutch economic growth of 2.2% is projected. However, looking at growth percentages of 2.9% in 2017 and 2.6% in 2018, economic growth is past its peak and levelling off.

September 18, 2018

Economy flourishes, but international uncertainties are increasing

The Dutch economy continues to flourish, with growth figures of 2.8% this year and 2.6% in 2019. Unemployment will drop to 3.5%, and most households will experience an increase in purchasing power.

August 16, 2018

The economy is flourishing

The Dutch economy is developing favourably, according to the latest projections by CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis. This year, economic growth will be 2.8%, and next year this will be 2.5%.

June 19, 2018

Continuing growth, increasing political risk

The positive economic development in the Netherlands is continuing. The slight setback during the first quarter is expected to be only temporary, although the period of peak economic growth is probably behind us. The Dutch economy is benefiting from the excellent growth in world trade and domestic dynamics, but political risks have increased on an international level. Political developments in Italy and around the Brexit have their immediate effect on the Dutch economy, as does the developing conflict with the United States over international trade. The trade restrictions implemented to date will lead to sectoral adjustments, although the impact on global growth levels is only negligible. However, escalation could have far-reaching consequences and may lead to substantial long-term GDP losses.