Outside the dotted line: more favourable than average.
Investment climate less favourable
According to January’s Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands was less favourable than in December. Since the publication of December’s Investment Radar, new data have become available for five indicators. Two indicators deteriorated, two improved and one remained the same. 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.
Exports growth was lower. Consumer confidence also deteriorated somewhat. However the year-on-year increase in stock market prices was higher and manufacturers were somewhat more positive about their order positions. The interbank interest remained more or less the same.