Investment radar

22/11/2017 06:30
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 more favourable

According to November’s Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands is somewhat more favourable than in October. Since the publication of October’s Investment Radar, new data have become available all of the six indicators. Two indicators improved, two deteriorated and two 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. 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 mood among Dutch manufacturers about their order position improved compared to the previous month. In addition the year-on-year rise of Dutch share prices was larger than last month. On the other hand export growth on an annual basis and the capacity utilisation rate in the manufacturing industry were somewhat lower. Consumer confidence and the interbank interest rate hardly changed.

Explanatory notes: Investment radar.