Investment radar

The Investment Radar is an instrument developed by Statistics Netherlands to analyse developments in investment and place them in some sort of context.

Source: Statistics Netherlands
Inside the dotted line: less favourable than average.

Outside the dotted line: more favourable than average.

Investment climate equally unfavourable

According to September’s Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands was equally unfavourable as in the previous month. New data have become available for all indicators. Six indicators deteriorated. 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 or a smaller decline of investments.

Manufacturers were less positive about their order positions. On the other hand, the year-on-year exports contraction was smaller. The year-on-year increase in share prices was larger and the interbank interest rate fell. Consumer confidence rose slightly. There was no new information about the industrial capacity utilization rate.

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