Large purchases of domestic debt securities in April 2020
In April 2020, Dutch investors on balance purchased EUR 29.3 billion of domestic money market and capital market paper. In March 2020, investors also made large domestic purchases (EUR 9.3 billion). Before the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Dutch positions were reduced. January and February 2020 saw net sales of EUR 5.1 billion and EUR 188 million respectively. This appears from preliminary DNB figures based on reports covering approximately 85% of Dutch securities holdings (Figure 1).