The volume of private sector investments in tangible fixed assets was more than 8 percent down in December 2012 from December 2011. The decline is more substantial than in October and November, when private sector investments were respectively more than 4 and nearly 7 percent down from one year previously.
The more substantial downturn in investments in December was largely due to differences in the working-day pattern. December 2012 had two working days less than December 2011, but October 2012 had two working days more than October 2011. November had the same number of working days in both years.
By means of six indicators, the Investment Radar shows whether circumstances for Dutch private sector investments have become more or less favourable and which factors played a crucial part in these developments. According to February’s Investment Radar, the investment climate deteriorated.
Private sector investments in tangible fixed assets (volume)
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