Investment radar

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

According to February’s Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands is less favourable than in January. Three indicators deteriorated, two improved and one did not change. Since the publication of January’s Investment Radar, new data have become available for all indicators. 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 development of the year-on-year Dutch share prices and manufacturers’ opinions on the order books improved. However export growth on an annual basis was again lower than in the previous month. Consumer confidence and the industrial capacity utilisation rate also deteriorated.The interbank interest rate remained the same.

Explanatory notes: Investment radar