Outside the dotted line: more favourable than average.
Investment climate less unfavourable than in previous month
According to March’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. Four indicators improved, two remained the same. 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 exports decline turned into growth. The year-on-year increase in share prices was also larger than in the previous month. Furthermore, manufacturers were less negative about their order positions. The industrial capacity utilisation rate and the interbank interest rate remained the same. Consumer confidence was slightly less negative.
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