Investment data have not been adjusted for calendar effects. May 2020 has three working days less than May 2019. According to the CBS Investment Radar, conditions for investments in the Netherlands are more unfavourable in July than they were in May.
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Investment climate more unfavourable in July than in May
Every month, CBS publishes updates on the investment climate in the CBS Investment Radar. Relevant circumstances for the investment climate include the situation on the sales and financial markets. Although the radar indicators show a strong correlation with investments in fixed assets, improved circumstances are not necessarily translated into increased growth in investments.
According to the CBS Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands is more unfavourable in July than it was in May. This is mainly due to the fact that the year-on-year export decline was larger. In addition, manufacturers were more negative about their order position.