Investment radar

22/03/2018 07:00
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 in April

According to April’s Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands is less favourable than in March. Since the publication of March’s Investment Radar, new data have become available for five indicators. One indicator improved, three 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 smaller than last month Export growth on an annual basis also was significantly smaller. In addition, the mood among Dutch manufacturers about their order position deteriorated somewhat compared to the previous month. However consumer confidence improved slightly. The interbank interest rate hardly changed.

Explanatory notes: Investment radar.