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 equally favourable

According to July’s Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands is equally favourable as in June. Two indicators improved, one deteriorated and two did not change. Since the publication of June’s Investment Radar, new data have become available for five of the six 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 year-on-year rise of Dutch share prices was more substantial than last month. Furthermore, the mood among Dutch manufacturers about their order positions slightly improved. On the other hand, export growth on an annual basis was lower than in the previous month. The interbank interest rate and consumer confidence did not change.

Explanatory notes: Investment radar.