Fiscal Balance in Netherlands
Netherlands - Fiscal BalanceEconomic growth accelerated in Q4 to more than twice the speed of the EU28 average, after moderating in Q3. This came on the tails of firming domestic demand and an improved trade balance. Private consumption picked up and benefited from still-elevated sentiment, a drop in unemployment and stable inflation. However, the improved trade balance was the result of falling imports outweighing the decline in exports, and is thus less cause for celebration. Available data for the first quarter of this year, meanwhile, suggests a softening in economic activity. In February, consumer sentiment turned pessimistic for the first time in four years, and well below the Q4 reading. Moreover, business confidence moderated noticeably in January, while the manufacturing PMI sank to a two-year low in the same month.
Netherlands - Fiscal Balance Data
|Fiscal Balance (% of GDP)||-2.4||-2.3||-2.1||0.4||1.1|
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|Bond Yield||0.16||5.70 %||Mar 08|
|Exchange Rate||1.12||0.65 %||Mar 11|
|Stock Market||535||-0.57 %||Mar 11|
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March 1, 2019
Momentum in the Dutch manufacturing sector continued to lose steam in February, with the manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) dropping from 55.1 in January to an over-two-year low of 52.7.
February 27, 2019
After moderating strongly in January, business confidence improved in February with the headline figure rising from 5.8 to 6.3.
Netherlands: Consumer confidence falls into pessimistic territory for the first time since February 2015
February 20, 2019
Sentiment among Dutch consumers continued to drop and stumbled into pessimistic territory in February with the index decreasing to minus 2 from plus 1 in January.
February 14, 2019
In defiance of the general European trend of moderating economic growth, the Dutch economy shifted into a significantly higher gear in the fourth quarter.
February 1, 2019
Momentum in the Dutch manufacturing sector softened at the start of the new year as the manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) produced by NEVI and IHS Markit dropped to 55.1 in January from 57.2 in December.