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Country Economic Forecasts > Netherlands

  • September 2016
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  • Oxford Economics
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  • 10 pages

With fixed investment growth still strong, albeit slowing to just over 7% this year, and private consumption growth quite solid at 1.3%, we continue to forecast GDP growth at 1.6% this year, before a slight slowdown to 1.5% in 2017. Prospects will be helped by the 2017 budget presented earlier this month, which reveals another 'purchasing power' package, ahead of elections due by March.

Although price pressures are still subdued, inflation returned to positive territory in August at 0.2% due to a slowing in the annual drop in energy prices and a rebound in services inflation. The latter led to core inflation rising to 1.2%. This supports our view that, as the ECB's easing policies kick in and oil price base effects dissipate, inflation will rebound sharply towards end-2016 and into 2017.

Table Of Contents

Country Economic Forecasts > Netherlands

The following represents a general Table of Contents outline for the Country Economic
Forecast. The actual report may cover any or all of the topics listed below.

  1. Highlights and Key Issues - four/five paragraphs of analysis covering the
    main economic and political issues contained in the subsequent Economic Overview
  2. Forecast Table showing % changes for the country - with 2 years of historical
    data and 4 years of forecast data for the followingand#58;
    • Domestic demand
    • Private consumption
    • Fixed investment
    • Stockbuilding (% of GDP)
    • Government consumption
    • Exports of goods and services
    • Imports of goods and services
    • Unemployment
    • Consumer prices
    • Current account balance (US$ and % of GDP)
    • Government budget (% of GDP)
    • Short-term interest rates (%)
    • Long-term interest rates (%)
    • Exchange rate (vs. US dollar)
    • Exchange rate (vs. euro)
  3. Economic Overview - two pages of events-driven analysis highlighting the
    most recent economic activity and, where relevant, political developments of the
    country, detailing significant changes to Oxford Economics' forecasts
  4. Charts and Tables - covering a full range of economic developments relevant
    to the time period covered. These could include such topics asand#58;
    • Contributions to GDP growth
    • Monthly industrial output
    • Business and consumer confidence
    • Unemployment rate
    • Retail sales
    • Prices and earnings
    • Consumption and investment
    • Government balance and debt
    • GDP and industrial production
    • Monetary policy and bond yields
  5. Background Information on the country
    • One or two pages of text covering the main historical political and economic factors
      that determine the country's current position
  6. Key Facts on the country
    • Map of the country
    • Key political facts
    • Long-term economic and social development - changes since 1980
    • Structure of GDP by output - latest year
    • Long-term sovereign credit ratings and outlook
    • Corruption perceptions index- latest year
    • Structural economic indicators - changes since 1990
    • Destination of goods' exports -prior years - latest year
    • Composition of goods andamp; services exports - latest year

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