Press releases

August 16, 2017

Strong acceleration of economic growth

The Dutch economy is well on the rise, according to the latest projections by CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis. For this year, economic growth is projected to increase to 3.3%, thanks to a very strong second quarter. This would be the first time since the beginning of the crisis (2007) that growth is higher than 3%. For 2018, the economic outlook has also been revised upward, when CPB projects growth to reach 2.5%.

June 14, 2017

The lights are green for the Dutch economy

The lights are green for the economy of the Netherlands; it is growing and employment is increasing, leading to a decrease in unemployment to 4.7%. The government budget will result in a surplus, for both 2017 and 2018 . Wage and price developments, however, are expected to lag behind.

March 24, 2017

Central Economic Plan 2017 published, budget surplus; inflation dampens purchasing power

The Dutch economy is showing a robust level of growth. CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis calculated a growth of 2.1% for this year and 1.8% for 2018. The Dutch economy is showing a robust level of growth. CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis calculated a growth of 2.1% for this year and 1.8% for 2018.

February 16, 2017

Charted Choices 2018–2021: major differences between parties

Today, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis has published the results of its assessment of the election manifestos. The report, Charted Choices 2018-2021, contains an analysis of the financial-economic choices made by 11 Dutch political parties. Differences between them proved to be large; both in the types of measures chosen by the various parties and in the resulting effects.

January 19, 2017

Biomass combined with CO2 storage presents unique opportunities; Adjustment of EU directive necessary

The costs to the EU of achieving its climate targets could be substantially reduced if it would use negative emissions technology, such as the gasification of biomass in specially designed power plants that capture CO2 and store it underground (BECCS).

December 13, 2016

Balanced budget under continuing economic recovery

Economic growth will continue. For both this year and 2017, GDP is projected to grow by 2.1%. Next year, unemployment will decrease to 5.3% and the government budget will be balanced. Purchasing power will increase by 0.7%.

September 20, 2016

Post-crisis recovery continues, uncertainty remains

The recovery of the Dutch economy is continuing, but remains uncertain; among other things, due to the Brexit, low interest rates and a flexible monetary policy in both the European Union and the United States. In the Netherlands, growth is projected at 1.7%, for both 2016 and 2017.

August 9, 2016

Brexit slowing down economic growth in the Netherlands

The Dutch economy is projected to grow by 1.7% this year. Next year, this will be 1.6%, whereas last June, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis predicted a 2.1% growth for 2017.

July 14, 2016

The Netherlands has economic interest in EU-US trade agreement

The Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) could potentially double Dutch exports to the United States; thus increasing GDP by around 1.7% by 2030. This is concluded by CPB researcher Hugo Rojas-Romagosa in his study on the possible impact of TTIP on the Dutch economy. The research only looked at TTIP’s economic impact.

June 30, 2016

Major reform outside government agreements becoming more difficult

Implementation of major tax reforms is practically impossible if political parties have not agreed on the subject in their government agreement.