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Economic growth slowed noticeably in the third quarter following a robust expansion in the previous quarter. Weaker domestic demand and a softer contribution from the external sector led the deceleration, with private consumption growth flatlining despite lower unemployment and still-elevated consumer confidence. However, given that unemployment remained near a decade low in December and annual retail sales growth picked up pace in October-November, private consumption should have bounced back in the fourth quarter. Moreover, business confidence rose to a six-month high in December on a more upbeat outlook on expected output. Less positively, the average reading of the PMI eased in Q4 compared to Q3, while industrial output growth in October-November trended markedly below the Q3 average. Furthermore, the New Year started off on the wrong foot with consumer confidence narrowly remaining in optimistic territory in January; this will likely dent consumer spending somewhat in the early stages of 2019.

Netherlands - Stock Market Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Stock Market (annual variation in %)17.2  5.6  4.1  9.4  12.7  

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Bond Yield0.235.70 %Feb 13
Exchange Rate1.130.65 %Feb 14
Stock Market534-0.57 %Feb 14

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