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 2 June 2020:
Regarding the topic 'Index order position Sept 2011 = 100', on the 28th of May incorrect numbers of 60.0 were published for all industries. These are corrected now.
When will new figures be published?
June 2020 figures are expected to be published on 29 June 2020.
|Businesses/activities (SBI 2008)||Periods||Turnover and selling pricesTurnover next three monthsBalance turnover next three months (%)||Turnover and selling pricesSelling prices / rates next three monthsBalance selling prices / rates (%)||Orders (intake and placed)Orders placed next three monthsBalance purchase orders (%)||WorkforceWorkforce next three monthsBalance workforce next three months (%)||Economic climateEconomic climate next three monthsBalance economic climate next 3 months (%)|
|C Manufacturing||2020 January||4.2||21.4||7.0||8.4||-0.5|
|C Manufacturing||2020 February||.||14.3||7.6||5.9||2.7|
|C Manufacturing||2020 March||.||6.4||0.4||3.9||-11.9|
|C Manufacturing||2020 April||-50.3||-5.4||-53.1||-21.4||-65.6|
|C Manufacturing||2020 May||.||-8.8||-42.1||-14.2||-45.9|
|45+47 Retail trade and motor vehicles||2020 January||-11.2||9.2||1.4||3.5||0.1|
|45+47 Retail trade and motor vehicles||2020 February||0.7||9.5||5.4||8.8||1.0|
|45+47 Retail trade and motor vehicles||2020 March||4.9||8.2||5.8||4.0||-11.7|
|45+47 Retail trade and motor vehicles||2020 April||-34.8||-4.4||-35.1||-15.5||-43.6|
|45+47 Retail trade and motor vehicles||2020 May||-22.8||-3.5||-19.7||-14.0||-21.3|
|49-96 Total services||2020 January||2.1||31.5||0.6||10.2||1.0|
|49-96 Total services||2020 February||12.2||17.9||7.4||12.3||1.4|
|49-96 Total services||2020 March||6.1||7.3||1.1||7.5||-16.3|
|49-96 Total services||2020 April||-64.7||-10.8||-51.7||-30.0||-68.3|
|49-96 Total services||2020 May||-50.1||-7.4||-44.0||-22.1||-54.6|