The confidence of industrial businesses is decreasing in Netherlands — but less rapidly than in the EU

In EU countries industrial businesses confidence is decreasing significantly.

In April the confidence of industrial businesses in Netherlands decreased somewhat compared to the same month last year, down from 5.8 to 3.4.

In the same time, EU countries industrial businesses confidence have decreased significantly, down from 7.3 to -3.7 on average. This is the lowest recorded level since October 2013.

Netherlands now has the sixth highest confidence of industrial businesses in the EU compared to the other 28 countries. Ireland has the highest confidence of industrial businesses (17.1 points), while Malta ranks last (-22.4 points).

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