Investment radar

The Investment Radar is an instrument developed by Statistics Netherlands to analyse developments in 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 unfavourable

According to May’s Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands was less unfavourable than in the previous month. New data have become available for all indicators. Two indicators improved, two deteriorated and two 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 or a smaller decline of investments.

The industrial capacity utilization rate improved and manufacturers were less negative about their order positions. On the other hand, the year-on-year exports contraction was larger than in the previous month and consumer confidence was more negative. The year-on-year increase in share prices and the interbank interest rate remained the same.

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