Press releases

July 24, 2020

A further decline in world trade in May, but also signs of recovery in the eurozone

World trade fell 1.1% in May. This means that the total decline in 2020 up till May is 17%. This follows from the new release of the World Trade Monitor of the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB)....

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June 25, 2020

Unprecedented decline in world trade in April

The CPB World Trade Monitor shows a historical decline in the world trade volume in April of 12.1% compared with March. Exports fell back significantly in several regions: -23% for both the eurozone and the US, -21% for...

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June 16, 2020

Unprecedented 6% decrease in GDP in 2020, amid great uncertainty

Social distancing measures to counter the pandemic, in the Netherlands, have led to an unprecedented decline in economic activity of between 10% and 15%. Because of the considerable uncertainty about the course of the...

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March 26, 2020

Corona crisis scenarios: recession unavoidable, increase in government debt bearable

CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis uses four scenarios to outline the possible economic impact of the coronavirus in 2020 and 2021. The scenarios use different starting points with respect to the...

March 20, 2020

Thursday 26 March 9am corona crisis economic scenarios

On Thursday 26 March at 9am, CPB will publish scenarios on the impact of the corona crisis on the Dutch economy and public finances.

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March 3, 2020

Impact of coronavirus COVID-19 on Dutch economy highly uncertain, but steady underlying growth

The economic impact of the coronavirus is hard to predict at the moment. In the Central Economic Plan, published today by CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, the central scenario assumes the outbreak of...

December 18, 2019

Decelerating growth, persisting underinvestments

Economic growth is slowing down in the Netherlands due to the decline in global growth and, to a lesser extent, the issues around nitrogen and PFASs. Unemployment reached its lowest point in 2019, but will also remain...

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...