Outside the dotted line: more favourable than average.
Investment climate virtually unchanged
According to May’s Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands didn’t change. Since the publication of April’s Investment Radar, new data have become available for all indicators. Two indicators improved, two deteriorated and two did not change. 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 industrial capacity utilisation rate improved. Also consumer confidence improved slightly. However manufacturers were less positive about their order positions and exports growth was lower. The year-on-year increase in share prices and the interbank interest rate remained the same.