Unlike in countries such as France, Germany and Italy, where there was a downturn in industrial growth last month, growth has increased in the Netherlands. This is demonstrated by the figures of the Dutch Association for Purchasing Management (NEVI) and the British research consultancy Markit.
The Dutch production figures for November showed the sharpest rise since last May. That growth can be attributed in part to the sharp rise in the number of new orders. The total number of orders went up by the biggest number for ten months. The number of orders from abroad had not risen as sharply since February as it did in November.
Despite the Dutch growth, there was a fall in the European purchasing figures. This was caused mainly by lower figures in the three biggest industrial countries: Germany, France and Italy.
Source: Dagblad van het Noorden