Outside the dotted line: more favourable than average.
Investment climate slightly more unfavourable
According to October’s Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands was slightly more unfavourable than in the previous month. New data have become available for five indicators. Two indicators improved, three 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 of investments.
Manufacturers were less negative about their order positions. The interbank interest rate dropped somewhat. However, the exports decline was larger than in the previous month. The year-on-year decrease in stock market prices was also larger than in the previous month and consumer confidence was more negative.