Almere is again the region with the strongest economic growth in the Netherlands

For the second year in a row, Almere is the region in the Netherlands with the strongest economic growth. The growth of 4.6 percent was clearly above the average in the Netherlands. That average dropped to 2.7 percent in 2018, reports the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).


For the second year in a row, Almere is the region in the Netherlands with the strongest economic growth. The growth of 4.6 percent was clearly above the average in the Netherlands. That average dropped to 2.7 percent in 2018, reports the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).

According to the calculators, Almere owes its high growth to two factors: population growth and the continued growth of leasing companies in the region.

Another region that did well was Haarlemmermeer with a plus of 3.8 percent due to, among other things, the growth of aviation companies at and around Schiphol.

The Groningen Other region had to make do with only 0.2 percent growth. This was due to the decrease in natural gas extraction, which was partly offset by municipal redivisions.

Southwest Friesland also benefited from municipal reclassifications. As a result, growth was even higher than that in Almere (plus 5.2 percent), but at least in part that had an administrative cause.

The large cities had to deal with weaknesses in financial services and saw their economic growth curbed. Amsterdam outperformed the big four.

ref: nunl

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