Investment data have not been adjusted for calendar effects. June 2023 had one working day more than June 2022. According to the CBS Investment Radar, circumstances for investments in the Netherlands are more unfavourable in August than they were in June.
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Investment climate more unfavourable in August
Every month, CBS publishes updates on the investment climate in the CBS Investment Radar. Relevant circumstances for the investment climate include, for example, the situation on the sales markets and the financial markets. Although the radar indicators show a strong correlation with the investments in fixed assets, improved circumstances do not necessarily translate into an increased growth rate or less investment decline.
According to the CBS Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands in August is more unfavourable than in June. This is mainly because manufacturers were less positive about their order positions and the industrial capacity utilisation rate was lower.