2022 was a turbulent year, with major events worldwide that affected nearly all of us to a greater of lesser extent. This year too, we see the impact of these events clearly reflected in our economy. We outline the most important below, but first we take a brief look back at 2022.
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.
The inflation, 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.
Central banks were created specifically to ensure stable prices and intervene when needed. Why do we need price stability, and why do many people think this is the government’s responsibility?
“Despite the shocks of recent years, the Dutch economy and the Dutch financial sector are in good shape.” Klaas Knot said this today at the presentation of DNB’s 2022 Annual Report. He reflected on the events of 2022 and looked ahead to the economic challenges facing us down the road.