Investment radar

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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 October’s Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands is somewhat more favourable than in September. Since the publication of September’s Investment Radar, new data have become available for five of the six indicators. Two indicators improved and three 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 year-on-year rise of Dutch share prices was larger than in the previous month. In addition, export growth on an annual basis was also higher. Consumer confidence, the mood among Dutch manufacturers about their order position and the interbank interest rate hardly changed.

Explanatory notes: Investment radar.