Press releases

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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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August 20, 2021

Resilient economic recovery, but uncertainty around corona remains

In 2021, the economy will grow by almost 4%, followed by over 3% growth in 2022, assuming no new, large-scale social distancing measures will be needed. Following the termination of financial support measures,...

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June 22, 2021

CPB: favourable outlook for the Dutch economy

The economy is rapidly recovering, under decreasing numbers of new infections and increasing vaccination coverage. The economy is projected to grow by over 3% in both 2021 and 2022....

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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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