For the first time in nearly 30 years, products and services in the Netherlands were cheaper than in the month before. In July inflation fell to minus 0.3 percent, Statistics Netherlands announced on Thursday.
Over the past decades the number of child drownings in the Netherlands decreased significantly. Every year an average of 80 people drown in the Netherlands, nine of which are kids under the age of 15. In the 50's an annual average of between 400 and 500 people drowned, nearly 300 of which were children, according to figures Statistics Netherlands published on Tuesday.
The Wadden Sea islands are a very popular holiday destination, especially among the Dutch themselves. Last year 1.3 million tourists found their way to the islands, 80 percent of whom were from the Netherlands, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Tuesday.
The Dutch population grew by 43 thousand people in the first half of this year, most of which can be attributed to immigration. This is the biggest population growth during the first half of the year since the start of this century, Statistic Netherlands announced on Monday.
After five years of decreasing, the number of "rapid growth" companies in the Netherlands is back on the rise. Last year there were 7,460 rapid growth companies in the Netherlands, an increase of 10 percent compared to the previous year, Statistics Netherlands reported on Friday.
A total of 120 people were murdered or killed by manslaughter in the Netherlands in 2015, the lowest number in 20 years. 77 of the victims were men and 43 were women, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Friday.
In recent years the turnover of Dutch hotels, restaurants and bars increased more than the European Union average, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Tuesday. The Dutch hospitality industry's sales are currently at a record high.
Last year the wage costs to companies per hour worked increased by 0.6 percent, compared to 2014, Statistics Netherlands announced on Monday. That is the smallest increase in the past 20 years. The low increase can mainly be attributed to lower employers contributions.
Last year a total of about 3.8 million Dutch had membership to one of the 156 libraries in the Netherlands, the same as in 2014, Statistics Netherlands announced on Friday. With that it seems that the steady decline of Dutch library members finally came to a halt.
The unemployment rate in the Netherlands dropped to 6.1 percent of the workforce in June, Statistics Netherlands announced on Thursday. The number of unemployed people in the country decreased from 558 thousand in December 2015 to 550 thousand in June 2016.
Existing home prices in Amsterdam continue to skyrocket as the housing market in the Netherlands recovers. In the second quarter of this year, existing home prices in the Dutch capital were almost 15 percent higher than the same time last year and about 7 percent higher than when the housing market reached its peak in 2008, according to figures released by Statistics Netherlands on Thursday.
Young consumers in the Netherlands are growing more and more positive about the state of the Dutch economy after the financial crisis in 2008, according to Statistics Netherlands. Elderly consumers, on the other hand, are growing more pessimistic.
The Dutch government again became poorer last year due to the declining value of oil- and gas reserves, Statistics Netherlands announced on Tuesday. According to their figures, the government's wealth (assets minus liabilities) dropped by 20 million euros last year. In 2014 it dropped by 60 million euros.
Last year some 1.7 million people in the Netherlands between the ages of 15 and 74 years had some form of occupational disability. Of those between the ages of 25 to 45 years, the age group most active in the Dutch labor market, only 42 percent have paid work, according to figures released by Statistics Netherlands on Monday.
Roughly 14 percent of women working in management positions reported being burnt out in 2015, a report published by Statistics Netherlands reveals. The National Working Conditions Survey also showed that about ten percent of men suffer from burnout.
Last year a massive 1,871 people committed suicide in the Netherlands, the highest number in the country's history, Statistics Netherlands announced on Thursday. That amounts to an average of five suicides a day in 2015.
Electricity production from coal in Dutch power plants increased for the fourth year in a row in 2015, according to Statistics Netherlands. Last year 39 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity was generated using coal, a 35 percent increase compared to 2014.
The Dutch economy grew 0.5 percent in the first quarter of this year, compared to the last quarter of 2015, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Friday. The growth rate is the same as the initial figures published in May.
The Dutch police registered a total of 173,810 adults as suspects in some kind of crime last year, a 12 percent drop compared to 2014. That is the largest decline in the past decade, Statistics Netherlands reported on Wednesday.
The number of asylum seekers that arrived in the Netherlands last month dropped by half compared to May 2015. About a quarter of these asylum seekers came from Syria, according to figures Statistics Netherlands published on Monday.
An increasing number of kids in the Netherlands do not live with their father. Last year 549 thousand children under the age of 16 did not live with their father. That is 18 percent of all kids in the Netherlands, a 5 percent increase compared to 1995, Statistics Netherlands announced on Friday.
Buying food is relatively cheap in the Netherlands, where prices are about 2 percent lower than the average in the European Union, according to figures Statistics Netherlands and Eurostat released on Wednesday. Food prices in our neighboring countries are all higher than the EU average.
More and more Dutch are living alone and Statistics Netherlands expects that this number will only keep increasing. The number of one-person-households is particularly increasing among people 65 years and older, especially among women.
Unemployment in the Netherlands continues to decline, according to figures released by Statistics Netherlands on Thursday. Most of the decline can be attributed to the age group 25 to 45 years, where unemployment has been falling almost continually for two years. People in long-term unemployment are still struggling to reenter the workforce.