Press releases

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.

June 9, 2016

Brexit costs the Netherlands billions through reduced trade

If the United Kingdom (UK) withdraws from the European Union it will affect the Netherlands more severely than other EU countries because of the strong trade relations between the Netherlands and the UK. A reduction in trade could amount to a GDP loss for the Netherlands of 1.2%, or 10 billion euros, by 2030.

June 3, 2016

Continuing growth, low inflation

Economic growth is continuing, for an important part as a result of domestic spending. The economy is projected to grow by 1.8% this year and by 2.1% in 2017.

March 21, 2016

Central Economic Plan 2016 published, reinstating border controls Schengen countries will hurt the economy

Reinstatement of border controls in Schengen countries will have a negative impact on the economy, as it will restrict trade flows via the higher costs related to trade and longer waiting times at the borders.

March 7, 2016

Steady recovery of the Dutch economy

The Dutch economy is recovering slowly but surely from the Great Recession and the euro crisis, with 1.8% growth this year and 2.0% next year.