According to the first provisional figures the Dutch economy grew by 1.0% in 2014. This increase was pretty much across the board as household consumption, exports and investments all made positive contributions. Government consumption however did contract slightly.
The growing household consumption, in line with the recovery of employment, also showed in retail
sales increasing in 2014, for the first time since 2008. These growing sales are supported by relatively high consumer confidence, fluctuating between -8 and -2 over the last 10 months. The producer confidence remains positive (+2), but did drop slightly over the past two months.
Source : Savills