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 somewhat more favourable

According to September’s Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands is somewhat more favourable than in August. Two indicators deteriorated, one improved and two did not change. Since the publication of August’s Investment Radar, new data have become available for five 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.

Goods exports decline on an annual basis changed into growth. However, manufacturers were less optimistic about their order positions. Consumer confidence also dropped slightly. The development of the year-on-year Dutch share prices and the interbank interest rate remained roughly the same.

Explanatory notes: Investment radar.