Outside the dotted line: more favourable than average.
Investment climate slightly more favourable
According to March’s Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands is slightly more favourable than in February. Since the publication of February’s Investment Radar, new data have become available for five indicators. Two indicators improved, two deteriorated and one 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 year-on-year drop in share prices changed into an increase and exports decline changed into growth. On the other hand, consumer confidence dropped and manufacturers were slightly less positive about their order positions. The interbank interest rate remained the same.