Netherlands Business Confidence July 2021


Netherlands: Business confidence hits new record high in July

July 30, 2021

Business confidence rose to 12.3 in July from June's 11.5. July's result marked the best reading on record. As such, the index moved further above the 0-threshold, signaling increased optimism among businesses.

The record-high headline reading reflected greater optimism regarding order books, views on stocks of finished goods. Attitudes towards output expectations were broadly unchanged, however.

Consensus Forecast panelists see fixed investment expanding 1.4% in 2021, which is unchanged from last month’s estimate, and 4.0% in 2022.


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Netherlands Business Confidence July 2021

Note: Value of producer confidence indicator index. The 0-point threshold separates optimistic from pessimistic sentiment.
Source: Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

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