Netherlands: Business sentiment stable in August
August 29, 2019
Manufacturing confidence was steady in August, with the sentiment index resting at July’s 3.9. The index lies 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 unchanged reading came on the back of manufacturers’ more positive assessments regarding future output being balanced out by less positive expectations regarding new orders and stocks of finished products.
Author: Jan Lammersen, Economist