Investment radar

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 less favourable

According to June’s Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands was less favourable than in Mayl. Since the publication of Mays’s Investment Radar, new data have become available for all indicators. Three indicators deteriorated, two improved. 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 exports decline was sharper than in the previous month. Manufacturers were again more negative about their order positions. The interbank interest slightly deteriorated. However the year-on-year decrease in stock market prices was smaller and consumer confidence was less negative.

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