The Dutch economy grew by 2.4% yoy in Q3 2016, substantially higher than the EU average (1.8%) and surrounding countries (Germany
1.7%, Belgium 1.2%; UK 2.3% and France 1.1%).
In October 2016 unemployment was down to 5.6%, while house prices increased 5.6% yoy. This resulted in a further increase in consumer
confidence and spending (+0.9%). As exports grew by 4.6% in Q3 2016 business and producer confidence also rose substantially.
CPB set the forecasts for economic growth at a positive 2.1% for both 2016 and 2017.
Source : Savills