Dutch manufacturing industry expects little extra investment

Dutch manufacturing industry expects little extra investment

Producers in the Dutch manufacturing industry expect to invest 1 percent more in 2013 than in 2012. This is shown by the most recent figures about expected investments in manufacturing released by Statistics Netherlands.

Different branches have different expectations. The food producers are positive about their investments in 2013. They expect a 24 percent increase in their investments. They also expected a 20 percent investment increase for 2012.

The producers in refineries and the chemical industry on the other hand are negative. They expect to invest 10 percent less in 2013. The investments of refineries and the chemical industry are among the highest in manufacturing. They invested over 2.5 billion euro in 2011.

Metals and electrical engineering also invested some 2.5 billion euro in 2011. Producers here expect to invest about the same amount in 2012 and 2013.

Producers stay with their modest growth expectations for 2012, expecting to invest 5 percent more than in 2011.

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