Outside the dotted line: more favourable than average.
Investment climate more unfavourable
According to November’s Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands was more unfavourable than in the previous month. New data have become available for all indicators. Four indicators deteriorated, one improved and one remained virtually 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 contraction was larger than in the previous month. The year-on-year increase in share prices was smaller and the industrial capacity utilization rate fell. Also, manufacturers were less positive about their order positions. However consumer confidence improved. The interbank interest rate was virtually the same.
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