Producer confidence; sentiment indicator manufacturing industry, branches

Producer confidence; sentiment indicator manufacturing industry, branches

Sector/branches (SIC 2008) Periods Producer confidence indicator components Stocks of finished products (%)
C Manufacturing 2021 May 1.8
C Manufacturing 2021 June 1.3
C Manufacturing 2021 July 3.3
C Manufacturing 2021 August 2.4
C Manufacturing 2021 September 2.3
C Manufacturing 2021 October 3.3
C Manufacturing 2021 November 3.6
C Manufacturing 2021 December -0.3
C Manufacturing 2022 January 0.0
C Manufacturing 2022 February -2.8
C Manufacturing 2022 March 1.6
C Manufacturing 2022 April 2.8
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2021 May -0.2
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2021 June 2.3
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2021 July 4.7
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2021 August 0.6
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2021 September 4.5
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2021 October 1.6
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2021 November 5.3
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2021 December -1.3
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2022 January 1.7
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2022 February 0.8
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2022 March 5.5
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2022 April 4.8
13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2021 May 6.9
13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2021 June 10.8
13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2021 July 4.5
13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2021 August 6.3
13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2021 September 20.6
13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2021 October 3.9
13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2021 November 2.0
13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2021 December -2.2
13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2022 January -0.7
13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2022 February -6.1
13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2022 March 3.4
13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2022 April 2.3
16+23 Man of wooden and buildingmaterial 2021 May 17.2
16+23 Man of wooden and buildingmaterial 2021 June 0.7
16+23 Man of wooden and buildingmaterial 2021 July -4.0
16+23 Man of wooden and buildingmaterial 2021 August 8.4
16+23 Man of wooden and buildingmaterial 2021 September 22.6
16+23 Man of wooden and buildingmaterial 2021 October 12.0
16+23 Man of wooden and buildingmaterial 2021 November -4.1
16+23 Man of wooden and buildingmaterial 2021 December -24.4
16+23 Man of wooden and buildingmaterial 2022 January 2.4
16+23 Man of wooden and buildingmaterial 2022 February 3.8
16+23 Man of wooden and buildingmaterial 2022 March 1.3
16+23 Man of wooden and buildingmaterial 2022 April -7.2
17-18 Manufacture of paper and printing 2021 May 6.8
17-18 Manufacture of paper and printing 2021 June 4.6
17-18 Manufacture of paper and printing 2021 July 6.8
17-18 Manufacture of paper and printing 2021 August 2.4
17-18 Manufacture of paper and printing 2021 September 6.9
17-18 Manufacture of paper and printing 2021 October 6.3
17-18 Manufacture of paper and printing 2021 November 11.9
17-18 Manufacture of paper and printing 2021 December 10.1
17-18 Manufacture of paper and printing 2022 January 2.7
17-18 Manufacture of paper and printing 2022 February 3.3
17-18 Manufacture of paper and printing 2022 March -1.9
17-18 Manufacture of paper and printing 2022 April -5.7
19-22 Refineries and chemistry 2021 May 6.8
19-22 Refineries and chemistry 2021 June 5.4
19-22 Refineries and chemistry 2021 July 5.4
19-22 Refineries and chemistry 2021 August 4.9
19-22 Refineries and chemistry 2021 September 2.6
19-22 Refineries and chemistry 2021 October 0.9
19-22 Refineries and chemistry 2021 November -1.8
19-22 Refineries and chemistry 2021 December 1.2
19-22 Refineries and chemistry 2022 January 1.2
19-22 Refineries and chemistry 2022 February -4.5
19-22 Refineries and chemistry 2022 March -1.6
19-22 Refineries and chemistry 2022 April -0.5
24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2021 May -4.2
24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2021 June -5.9
24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2021 July -3.4
24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2021 August -6.2
24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2021 September -9.4
24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2021 October -6.1
24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2021 November -4.4
24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2021 December -14.3
24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2022 January -8.6
24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2022 February -15.9
24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2022 March -14.6
24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2022 April -11.4
26-28 Manufact of electronics, machinery 2021 May 2.4
26-28 Manufact of electronics, machinery 2021 June 5.6
26-28 Manufact of electronics, machinery 2021 July 10.2
26-28 Manufact of electronics, machinery 2021 August 8.3
26-28 Manufact of electronics, machinery 2021 September 7.8
26-28 Manufact of electronics, machinery 2021 October 17.0
26-28 Manufact of electronics, machinery 2021 November 19.2
26-28 Manufact of electronics, machinery 2021 December 13.9
26-28 Manufact of electronics, machinery 2022 January 6.2
26-28 Manufact of electronics, machinery 2022 February 3.8
26-28 Manufact of electronics, machinery 2022 March 16.4
26-28 Manufact of electronics, machinery 2022 April 17.2
29-30 Transport equipment 2021 May 9.6
29-30 Transport equipment 2021 June -10.0
29-30 Transport equipment 2021 July -7.8
29-30 Transport equipment 2021 August -7.5
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


Producer confidence is a sentiment indicator for the manufacturing industry that indicates the direction in which manufacturing production is expected to develop. The indicator is an unweighted arithmetic average of three component indicators from the Business sentiment survey of the manufacturing industry. Before the Producer confidence is calculated, seasonal and bias effects are removed from the three component indicators. The questions concern the expected activity in the next three months, opinion on order books and opinion on stocks of finished products. Results of the latter question are inverted when calculating the producer confidence, since a surplus of finished products is seen as something negative.

The more optimistic or pessimistic manufacturing companies are, the more positive or negative the value of the producer confidence indicator is compared with the zero line, and the greater the expectation that manufacturing production in the coming months will increase or decrease respectively. The producer confidence indicator has been available since 1985. For the sectors of manufacturing industry given in this table, the results are available from the start of 1994.
This publication is created using co-financing by the European Commission.

Data available from: January 1985

Status of the figures:
Figures are definite.

Changes as of 28 April 2022:
Figures of April 2022 for the sectors of manufacturing industry have been added.

When will new figures be published?
May 2022 figures are expected to be published on 30 May 2022.

Description topics

Producer confidence indicator components
Producer confidence consists of three component indicators from the
Business sentiment survey: expected activity, opinions on order books
and stocks of finished products.
Stocks of finished products
Volume indicator calculated as the percentage of positive answers minus
the percentage of negative answers to the question whether the volume
of stocks of finished products is too large, normal or too small, given
expected sales developments. Seasonal and bias effects are removed.
The outcome then is inverted, since a surplus of finished products is seen as something negative.