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Netherlands - Industry positive about investments

26 April 2011

Industrial companies expect to invest +25% more in 2011 than they did in 2010, according to new research carried out by Statistics Netherlands (CBS).

The figures largely confirm CBS' findings of six months ago when industrialists forecasted that they would invest +24% more in 2011 than they did in 2010.

Companies in the chemical industry are particularly positive with a predicted +73% increase in investment in 2011 compared with 2010 when chemical companies invested nearly 1 billion Euro in their industry.

The food and beverages industry expects to invest +8% more in 2011 than in 2010, when total investment in the sector amounted to 1.4 billion Euro.

However, companies in the wood, paper and printing industry expect a decline in investment in 2011 when compared with the previous year.

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