Outside the dotted line: more favourable than average.
Investment climate less favourable
According to June’s Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands was less favourable than in May. Since the publication of May’s Investment Radar, new data have become available for five indicators. Two indicators improved, two deteriorated and one did not change. Circumstances relevant for investments are, on the one hand, the situation on the sales markets, and on the other hand, the availability of financial means. Although the Radar indicators show a strong correlation with investments in fixed assets, improved circumstances are not necessarily translated into a higher growth of investments.
The year-on-year increase in share prices turned into a decrease. Manufacturers were less positive about their order positions. However consumer confidence improved and exports growth was slightly higher. The interbank interest rate remained the same.