Investment data have not been adjusted for calendar effects. December 2020 has two working days more than December 2019. According to the CBS Investment Radar, conditions for investments in the Netherlands in February are virtually as unfavourable as they were in December.
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Investment climate in February virtually as unfavourable as in December
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 financial markets. Although the radar indicators show a strong correlation with investments in fixed assets, improved circumstances are not necessarily translated into increased growth or a smaller decline in investments.
According to the CBS Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands in February is virtually as unfavourable as it was in December. On the one hand, the year-on-year increase in share prices was more substantial, the industrial capacity utilisation rate increased and manufacturers were less pessimistic about their order positions. On the other hand, export growth turned into decline.