Press releases

October 23, 2020

Rebound in world trade continues

In August 2020 world trade grew again by 2.5% compared to July 2020. This is less than the growth in July, which was 5.0% compared to June. In total, world trade is now 3 to 4% below the pre-corona level....

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October 15, 2020

Opportunities for improving the labour market position of people with a migration background

There are large and persistent differences in the labour market participation of people with and without a migration background. Currently, 61% of people with a non-Western migration (aged 15-74) in the Netherlands is...

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September 25, 2020

Rebound in world trade continues

The rebound in world trade continues. The CPB World Trade Monitor shows that the volume of world trade increased 4.8% in July. This is somewhat less than in June, when world trade grew with 7,9% compared with May....

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September 15, 2020

Extension of support package reduces increase in unemployment, but also leads to greater budget deficit

In the baseline projections, which assume no large-scale new physical contact restrictions will be needed, the economy shrinks by 5% in 2020, followed by over 3% growth in 2021. Unemployment will rise to 6% in 2021....

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August 25, 2020

A rebound in world trade

World trade rebounds in June with a strong catch-up growth of 7.6% compared to May. There was growth in almost all countries, except in Japan, where imports fell even further (-2.6%)....

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August 17, 2020

Renewed growth in Dutch economy from third quarter onwards, but downturn will reverberate

In the baseline projections, which assume no large-scale new physical contact restrictions are needed, the economy will shrink by 5% in 2020, followed by 3% growth in 2021. Unemployment will rise up to 7% in 2021....

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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...