Netherlands Business Confidence July 2019


Netherlands: Business sentiment rises in July

July 30, 2019

Manufacturing confidence improved at the start of the third quarter, with the sentiment index rising to 3.9 in July from 3.3 in June, which had marked a near three-year low. The index, moreover, remained above the neutral zero-point mark separating optimism from pessimism as well as above the long-term average of 1.0 over the past 20 years.

The uptick was driven by an improved outlook on both future output and stocks of finished goods; however, manufacturers’ view on order books became less positive.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists see fixed investment growing 4.0% in 2019, which is up 0.2 percentage points from last month’s forecast. For 2020, the panel expects fixed investment to expand 1.6%.

Author:, Economist

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Netherlands Business Confidence July 2019

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

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