The Dutch producer confidence index rose to 6.3 in February 2019 from a four-month low of 5.8 in the previous month, as manufacturers were more positive about inventories (2.5 vs -1.3 in January). Meanwhile, they were less optimistic about the expected activity (3.6 vs 5.6) and their judgment on the order book also worsened slightly (12.7 vs 13.2). Business Confidence in Netherlands averaged 0.82 Index Points from 1985 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 10.90 Index Points in February of 2018 and a record low of -23.50 Index Points in February of 2009.
Business Confidence in Netherlands is expected to be 5.90 Index Points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Business Confidence in Netherlands to stand at 4.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Netherlands Business Confidence is projected to trend around 2.00 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.