Number of deaths at the beginning of the year on the same level as before the pandemic


According to preliminary results, a total of 1 726 persons died in the first calendar week of 2022 (3 to 9 January 2022), which is 127 fewer than in the previous week.


New passenger car registrations in 2021 27.2% below pre-crisis level; new registrations of alternatively powered passenger cars continue to rise strongly


239 803 new passenger cars were registered in 2021, 3.6% less compared to the previous year. This means that new passenger car registrations are 27.2% below the level of the pre-crisis year 2019 or at the lowest level in 37 years. The number of newly registered lorries increased by 56.2% to 62 561 in 2021. Tractors used for agriculture and forestry achieved an increase of 32.3% with 8 529 new registrations. Fewer new registrations were observed for two-wheelers, which declined by 2.9% to 44 747, after a significant increase in 2020.


Construction costs in 2021 significantly above previous year


The construction cost index (CCI 2020) for construction of residential buildings, averaged over 2021, reached 110.4 index points. This represents an increase of 10.4% over 2020. In comparison, the construction cost index of 2020 increased by 0.8% over 2019. For the month of December 2021, the construction cost index amounted to 113.5 points, an increase of 12.5% in annual comparison.



 CPI 2020

Inflation Year 20212.8%

Inflation Dec. '214.3%

Index Dec. '21105.4

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Maastricht EDP Indicators

Government deficit 208.3%

Government debt 2083.2%

HICP 191.5%

Long term interest rate 190.06%