Press releases

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).

June 5, 2015

Three lessons learnt from seven years of stagnation in the eurozone

Three lessons may be learnt from the past seven years of financial crisis.

May 1, 2015

Dutch current account surplus is at most a Eurozone issue

The Netherlands has a large and persistent current account surplus, which has been a topic of international scrutiny, for example by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Commission (EC).