Outside the dotted line: more favourable than average.
Investment climate more favourable
According to August’s Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands is considerably more favourable than in July. Since the publication of July’s Investment Radar, new data have become available for all six indicators. Four indicators improved, one deteriorated and one hardly changed. Circumstances relevant for investments are, on the one hand, the situation on the commodity markets, and on the other hand, the availability of financial means.
Export growth was considerably higher than one month previously. The capacity utilisation rate in the manufacturing industry improved as well. Consumer confidence rose slightly too. In addition, the year-on-year increase of Dutch share prices was slightly more substantial than in the previous month. On the other hand, the mood among Dutch manufacturers about their order positions deteriorated slightly. The interbank interest rate hardly changed.
Explanatory notes: Investment radar.