Business cycle tracer

14/02/2018 09:30
Statistics Netherlands’ Business cycle tracer is a tool to assist in the analysis of the state and the course of the Dutch economy.

December 2015


Source: Statistics Netherlands
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Analysis April: Economic boom

According to Statistics Netherlands’ Business Cycle Tracer, the economic situation in April 2018 is slightly more favourable than in the previous month. All indicators of the Tracer are performing above their long-term average.
In the course of April, new data have become available for all monthly indicators. As a result, the distribution of the indicators across and within the quadrants has changed.

Four indicators moved to another quadrant. Consumer confidence, bankruptcies and producer confidence moved from the green to the orange quadrant. These indicators are performing above their long-term trend and the trend is downwards. Investments moved back from the orange to the green quadrant. This indicator is performing above its long-term trend and the trend is upward now.

Eight indicators of the Business Cycle Tracer are situated in the green quadrant and five in the orange quadrant. The growth rate of indicators in the red quadrant is below their long-term trend and slowing down. The growth rate of indicators in the yellow quadrant is also below their long-term trend, but increasing. The growth rate of the indicators in the green quadrant is above their long-term trend and increasing. The growth rate of indicators located in the orange quadrant is also above their long-term trend, but slowing down.