Press releases

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.

December 11, 2015

Stable economic growth in a turbulent world

Economic growth is projected to increase to 2.1%.

September 15, 2015

CPB publishes Macro Economic Outlook 2016

Today, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis publishes its Macro Economic Outlook 2016.

August 11, 2015

Interim CPB projections published

CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis has published its interim projections today.

June 11, 2015

Older people often in long-term unemployment

The number of long-term unemployed will decrease, automatically, as the economy recovers.

June 10, 2015

Recovery Dutch economy continues

The recovery of the Dutch economy is continuing; GDP is projected to grow by 2.0% this year and by 2.1% in 2016.

June 8, 2015

Tax incentives lead to moderate increases in R&D

Companies, generally, are not very responsive to tax incentives that reduce the costs of research and development (R&D).