The Dutch economy has shown a rapid and strong recovery following the coronavirus (COVID-19) recession. The Russian aggression against Ukraine is driving energy prices higher amid greater uncertainty, and global trade is under pressure.
Current economic issues
De Nederlandsche Bank is committed to a robust and well-functioning economy, that is accessible to all and in which everyone is able to participate. This is in the interest of all Dutch people. Because it is about our work, homes, savings and pensions. A strong financial sector is also essential. The current global crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic has made this clear. The buffers that the government, financial institutions and businesses have built up in recent years help to absorb shocks. Together with other authorities at home and abroad, we closely monitor the situation, taking action where needed to minimise economic fallout.
The coronavirus crisis, the pension system, the labour market and the housing market; there are challenges in all these areas. And we want to contribute to long-term solutions. As an independent advisory body, we clearly indicate the possibilities and the consequences of certain choices. And others can make decisions based on this advice.
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The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has exposed vulnerabilities in global value chains. For example, the supply of vital goods and product components was disrupted in many countries. This has sparked a public debate – also in the Netherlands – about solutions to make international trade more...