In February, manufacturing output expanded 9.5% over the same month the year before, up from the 6.9% expansion recorded in January (previously reported: +7.3% year-on-year). The increase was mostly driven by substantial growth in the production of transport equipment and was also supported by higher output in electrical and machinery industries. A month-on-month analysis corroborates the robustness of the annual figure, as manufacturing output increased 1.1% over the previous month in seasonally adjusted terms (January: +2.8% mom). On the other hand, the broader industrial production index added a meagre 0.6% year-on-year, slightly up from the subdued 0.2% increase observed in January. As a result, the trend deteriorated, with the annual average variation in industrial production falling from 6.4% in January to 5.9% in February.
Manufacturing production continues to accelerate in February
April 8, 2011
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Netherlands Economic News
October 20, 2016
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October 3, 2016
The NEVI Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), produced by IHS Markit and NEVI, decreased marginally from 53.5 in August to 53.4 in September.
September 29, 2016
The producer confidence indicator, which measures Dutch manufacturers’ sentiment, increased from August’s 1.2 to 3.4 in September, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), thus moving further above the 0-point threshold that separates optimistic from pessimistic sentiment. According to the CBS, the improvement reflected that producers had become more positive regarding order books and future output over the next three months but less positive about their stocks of finished products.
September 23, 2016
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September 20, 2016
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