Outside the dotted line: more favourable than average.
Investment climate less favourable
According to September’s Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands was less favourable than in August. Since the publication of August’s Investment Radar, new data have become available for five indicators. One indicator improved and four deteriorated. 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 year-on-year decrease in share prices was larger and exports growth was slightly lower. Manufacturers were less positive about their order positions and consumer confidence also deteriorated. On the other hand, the interbank interest improved.