Investment radar

The Investment Radar is an instrument developed by Statistics Netherlands to analyse developments in 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 less unfavourable

According to April’s Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands was less unfavourable than in the previous month. New data have become available for five indicators. Three indicators improved, two 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 or a smaller decline of investments.

The year-on-year increase in share prices was larger. Consumer confidence was less negative and
manufacturers were less negative about their order positions. On the other hand, the year-on-year exports contraction was larger than in the previous month and the interbank interest rate rose. There was no new information about the industrial capacity utilization rate.

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