Outside the dotted line: more favourable than average.
Investment climate slightly less favourable
According to July’s Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands was slightly less unfavourable than in June. Since the publication of June’s Investment Radar, new data have become available for five indicators. Four indicators deteriorated, one hardly changed. 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 decrease in stock market prices was considerably smaller than in the previous months. Furthermore, manufacturers were slightly less negative about their order positions. The interbank interest rate dropped somewhat and consumer confidence was slightly less negative.