Netherlands: Businesses more confident in January
January 28, 2016
The producer confidence indicator, which measures Dutch manufacturers’ sentiment, rose from December’s 3.0 to 3.2 in January, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). As a result, the index rests above the 0-point threshold that separates optimistic from pessimistic sentiment.
According to the CBS, January’s slight improvement mainly reflected that Dutch producers grew more upbeat about their order books and their stocks of finished products. Conversely, they turned more pessimistic regarding expected activity in the next months.