Netherlands Business survey, region, month

Netherlands Business survey, region, month

Businesses/activities (SBI 2008) Periods Regions Turnover and selling prices Turnover next three months Balance turnover next three months (%) Turnover and selling prices Selling prices / rates next three months Balance selling prices / rates (%) Orders (intake and placed) Orders placed next three months Balance purchase orders (%) Workforce Workforce next three months Balance workforce next three months (%) Economic climate Economic climate next three months Balance economic climate next 3 months (%)
C Manufacturing 2020 May Nederland . -8.8 -42.1 -14.2 -45.9
C Manufacturing 2020 June Nederland . -8.1 -19.5 -9.2 -18.8
C Manufacturing 2020 July Nederland -1.9 -1.4 -6.5 -7.1 -8.1
C Manufacturing 2020 August Nederland . 0.1 -1.7 -2.7 -1.5
C Manufacturing 2020 September Nederland . -0.9 2.9 -2.6 -1.4
45+47 Retail trade and motor vehicles 2020 May Nederland -22.8 -3.5 -19.7 -14.0 -21.3
45+47 Retail trade and motor vehicles 2020 June Nederland -1.2 0.7 -5.5 -4.9 2.3
45+47 Retail trade and motor vehicles 2020 July Nederland -2.0 -2.2 -3.2 -4.8 3.0
45+47 Retail trade and motor vehicles 2020 August Nederland 4.8 -0.8 7.1 0.6 6.7
45+47 Retail trade and motor vehicles 2020 September Nederland 23.6 2.4 16.1 2.2 0.5
49-96 Total services 2020 May Nederland -50.1 -7.4 -44.0 -22.1 -54.6
49-96 Total services 2020 June Nederland -16.4 -0.7 -19.0 -13.2 -16.6
49-96 Total services 2020 July Nederland 5.8 1.3 -2.3 -3.9 -2.3
49-96 Total services 2020 August Nederland 7.4 -1.1 -3.1 -5.9 -2.6
49-96 Total services 2020 September Nederland 6.4 -2.7 -5.5 -8.7 -6.9
Source: CBS.
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Table description


The purpose of this table is to provide current information on the opinions of Dutch producers about performance, expectations and assessment concerning their enterprises. The survey covers enterprises in commercial services, retail trade and manufacturing industry. The Business sentiment survey makes it possible to indicate turning points
in sentiment at an early stage. In this way a change in the trend of economic activity of Dutch companies is available at a early stage. The questions put to the companies relate to production,sales, prices, orders, stocks, investment, competitiveness,economic climate, workforce and the factors limiting production. In answering the questions relating to developments in the past three months and expectations for the next tree months, the enterpreneurs are asked for a comparison with the preceding period of three months.
This publication is created using co-financing by the European Commission.

Status of the figures: All data are definite.

Data available from Services: April 1992
Data available from Retail Trade: May 2008
Data available from Industry: February 1989

Changes as of 28 September 2020:
Figures of September 2020 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
October 2020 figures are expected to be published on 29 October 2020.

Description topics

Turnover and selling prices
The weighted response rates to the questions:
- "Our turnover / marketing in the last three months increased
remained unchanged or decreased? "
- "Our turnover / marketing in the next three months will grow,
remain unchanged or decrease? "
- "Our selling prices / rates over the next three months
will increase, remain unchanged or decrease? ".
Turnover next three months
Weighted response rates to the question:
- "Our total turnover will increase over the next three months,
remain unchanged or decrease? "
Balance turnover next three months
The weighted response rate of producers with an expected increase in
turnover minus the weighted response rate of producers with an expected decrease in turnover. This balance shows the expected development of turnover in the next three months.
Selling prices / rates next three months
Selling prices / rates next three months
weighted response rates to the question:
- "Our selling prices / rates over the next three months will
rise, remain unchanged or fall? "
Balance selling prices / rates
The weighted response rate of producers who expect a
rise of selling prices / rates, minus the weighted respons rate of
producers who expect a fall of selling prices / rates.
This balance provides insight into the expected development of selling
prices / rates in the next three months.
Orders (intake and placed)
The weighted response rates to the questions:
- "The value of the total orders received in the last three months
increased, remained unchanged or decreased? '.
- "The value of the orders we expect to place with suppliers in the next
three months will increase, remain unchanged or decrease? "
- "The total order book shows - during normal working hours - .. months
of work? "
- "The total order position, we assess, given the time of year
as (too) large, normal or (too) small? "
- "The foreign order books, we assess, given the time of the years,
as (too) large, normal or (too) small? "
The order book is presented as an index (September 2011 = 100),
representing the number of months of work in hand, including any work
for bringing the stocks up to an appropriate level.
Orders placed next three months
Weighted response rates to the question:
- "The value of the orders we expect to place with suppliers in the next
three months will increase, remain unchanged or decrease? "
Balance purchase orders
The weighted response rate of producers with an expected
increase of purchase orders minus the weighted response rate of
producers with an expected decrease. This balance provides insight
into the expected evolution of purchase orders in the next three months.
Workforce
The weighted response rates to the questions:
- "The staff in the last three months
increased, remained unchanged or decreased? "
- "The staff will be in the next three months
increase, remain unchanged or decrease?
Workforce next three months
The weighted response rates to the question:
- "The staff will be in the next three months
increase, remain unchanged or decrease?
Balance workforce next three months
The weighted response rate of producers with an expected
increase in staff strength minus the weighted response rate of producers
with an expected decrease in staff strength in the next three months.
This balance provides insight into the development of staff strength in
the next three months.
Economic climate
The weighted response rates on the statements:
- "The economic climate for our business has improved, remained unchanged
or declined in the last three months."
- "The economic climate in the next three months for our
company is expected to improve, remain unchanged or decline? "
Economic climate next three months
The weighted response rates to the question:
- "We expect the economic climate for our company
to improve, remain unchanged or decline in the last three months."
Balance economic climate next 3 months
The weighted response rate of producers indicating that
the economic climate in the next three months will improve minus the
weighted response rate that it will decline.
This balance represents the expected development of the economic
climate over the next three months compared with the previous three
months.