Outside the dotted line: more favourable than average.
Investment climate more unfavourable than in previous month
According to January’s Investment Radar, the investment climate in the Netherlands was more unfavourable than in the previous month. New data have become available for five indicators. Four indicators deteriorated, one improved. 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 growth was less substantial than in the previous month. Also, the year-on-year contraction in share prices was more substantial than in the previous month and manufacturers were less positive about their order positions. The interbank interest rate rose. However, consumer confidence was less negative. There was no new information about the industrial capacity utilization rate.
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