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Economic Update Dutch version

Higher growth in Dutch economy

According to CBS Statistics Netherlands’ second estimate, the Dutch economy grew by 0.7% in the second quarter of 2014 (compared to 0.5% from the previous estimate). Growth in the second quarter is mostly due to temporary factors.

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Dutch Budget 2015

With the deficit falling in line with expectations, the Dutch 2015 Budget contained only limited new policy measures. 2015 will be yet another year of austerity, and major reforms in health care and the labour market will be implemented.

Economic Update Dutch version

Consumer spending creates tailwind for Dutch economy

In our most recent estimate for the Dutch economy, we expressed our expectation of a contraction in consumer spending compared to last year. However, this expectation may yet be exceeded thanks to a recovery in the consumption of durable goods.

Economic Update Dutch version

Netherlands: smaller GDP contraction

According to Statistics Netherlands’ second estimate, the size of the Dutch economy shrunk by 0.6% q-o-q over the first quarter of 2014 (compared with 1.4% in the first estimate). The first quarter’s contraction is mostly the result of temporary factors.

Economic Update Dutch version

The Netherlands: Temporary contraction of GDP

GDP in the Netherlands contracted sharply by 1.4% in the first quarter, compared to the previous quarter. This contraction is largely due to temporary factors and is therefore not representative of the underlying economic trend.