Investment radar

23/05/2018 13:30
The Investment Radar is an instrument developed by Statistics Netherlands to analyse developments in private sector 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 favourable in May

According to May’s Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands is equally favourable as in April. Since the publication of April’s Investment Radar, new data have become available for all indicators. Three indicator improved, two deteriorated and one hardly changed. 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 rise of Dutch share prices was more substantial than last month. Furthermore, the mood among Dutch manufacturers about their order positions improved somewhat. The capacity utilisation rate rose marginally. On the other hand, export growth on an annual basis was smaller than in the previous month. In addition, consumer confidence dropped slightly. The interbank interest rate hardly changed.

Explanatory notes: Investment radar.