Since March we see all kinds of graphs about the coronavirus day in, day out: how many positive tests there were, how many hospitalizations, and so on. In June the central government came up with the coronavirus dashboard to put all those graphs together.
Today, Statistics Netherlands is coming up with its own, different dashboard: the Dashboard Prosperity in Corona Time. In a few glances you should be able to see how things are going with the Netherlands in this coronation period.
Based on all kinds of weekly, monthly and quarterly figures, Statistics Netherlands wants to show the impact of the crisis on society and ourselves. For example: that we felt slightly healthier in the second quarter of this year than in previous years. And that in April and May only half as many marriages and partnerships were concluded as in the previous year. In those months there were also far fewer house burglaries than a year earlier.
Imperturbable housing market
In addition, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) notes that the housing market is still unperturbed for the time being. “Prices continue to rise and the number of transactions remains at a comparable level At the same time, consumer confidence and producer confidence suffered historic blows. In the coming months, the CBS’ dashboard will be expanded further and further.