Investment radar

22/01/2018 12:32
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 improves in january

According to January’s Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands is more favourable than in December. Since the publication of December’s Investment Radar, new data have become available for five of the six indicators. Two indicators improved, two 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.

Export growth on an annual basis was significantly larger. In addition, the mood among Dutch manufacturers about their order position improved compared to the previous month. On the other hand the year-on-year rise of Dutch share prices was smaller than last month and consumer confidence deteriorated slightly. The interbank interest rate hardly changed.

Explanatory notes: Investment radar.