Press releases

April 20, 2023

High energy costs have little impact on corporate profits

Firms have absorbed the higher costs for gas and electricity with energy savings and price increases for customers. The higher energy prices are expected to lead to only a limited number of additional loss-making firms....

High energy costs have little impact on corporate profits
April 18, 2023

Climate policy hardly harms firms

Entrepreneurs seem to be adapting their business operations to climate policy, instead of relocating their business to countries without or with less stringent climate policies. There is little to no evidence that...

Business park Pernis with various factories
March 9, 2023

Purchasing power restored through wage growth, but more people living below the poverty line

Purchasing power will remain broadly unchanged on average this year and will rise by 2.0% next year. At the same time, poverty is set to increase next year. This is according to the latest projections by CPB Netherlands...

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February 24, 2023

World trade grew in 2022, despite the war in Ukraine

In December 2022, world trade decreased with 0.9% compared to November 2022, according to the monthly World Trade Monitor of the CPB. Over the whole of 2022, world trade has grown by 3....

World trade including December 2022