Outside the dotted line: more favourable than average.
Investment climate less favourable than in previous month
According to May’s Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands was less favourable than in the previous month. New data have become available for all indicators. Three indicators improved and three indicators 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 industrial capacity utilization rate increased. Manufacturers were more optimistic about their order positions. Consumer confidence was slightly less negative. However the year-on-year rise in share prices and exports growth turned into a contraction. Also the interbank interest rate increased.
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