Business survey Netherlands; quarterly, to sector/branches

Business survey Netherlands; quarterly, to sector/branches

Sector/branches (SIC 2008) Periods Turnover and selling prices Turnover next three months Balance turnover next three months (%) Workforce Workforce next three months Balance workforce next three months (%) Profitability Profitability last three months Balance profitability last 3 months (%)
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2021 2nd quarter 19.5 13.4 -5.4
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2021 3rd quarter 12.7 18.8 12.5
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2021 4th quarter 25.2 21.5 8.9
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2022 1st quarter -1.2 17.3 4.0
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2022 2nd quarter 27.6 23.1 -4.8
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2021 2nd quarter 23.7 15.8 1.8
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2021 3rd quarter -7.1 12.4 2.0
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2021 4th quarter 8.8 8.4 -6.0
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2022 1st quarter 6.7 17.4 -12.0
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2022 2nd quarter 15.2 17.5 -24.2
B Mining and quarrying 2021 2nd quarter -6.7 -18.9 26.1
B Mining and quarrying 2021 3rd quarter -2.4 -10.8 -8.9
B Mining and quarrying 2021 4th quarter 55.8 -7.1 29.1
B Mining and quarrying 2022 1st quarter -11.9 -9.8 38.7
B Mining and quarrying 2022 2nd quarter 42.6 -5.6 11.5
C Manufacturing 2021 2nd quarter 18.5 11.1 6.1
C Manufacturing 2021 3rd quarter 14.0 17.6 9.1
C Manufacturing 2021 4th quarter 24.1 21.4 6.9
C Manufacturing 2022 1st quarter 9.0 22.1 8.6
C Manufacturing 2022 2nd quarter 25.4 20.4 -5.3
F Construction 2021 2nd quarter 28.2 21.0 4.7
F Construction 2021 3rd quarter 20.6 14.7 3.6
F Construction 2021 4th quarter 26.1 21.7 -0.2
F Construction 2022 1st quarter 12.3 22.1 6.9
F Construction 2022 2nd quarter 15.3 14.5 -19.0
G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2021 2nd quarter 19.6 9.8 -16.2
G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2021 3rd quarter 12.8 19.0 16.3
G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2021 4th quarter 22.2 19.1 10.0
G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2022 1st quarter -15.5 11.0 -3.5
G-I Trade, transport, hotels, catering 2022 2nd quarter 35.9 25.0 -2.7
G Wholesale and retail trade 2021 2nd quarter 22.9 10.0 -8.9
G Wholesale and retail trade 2021 3rd quarter 2.1 15.0 16.6
G Wholesale and retail trade 2021 4th quarter 25.2 19.3 7.2
G Wholesale and retail trade 2022 1st quarter -15.4 12.7 2.9
G Wholesale and retail trade 2022 2nd quarter 32.6 24.1 -5.0
H Transportation and storage 2021 2nd quarter 12.6 10.3 -7.2
H Transportation and storage 2021 3rd quarter 9.9 15.5 12.1
H Transportation and storage 2021 4th quarter 31.2 22.0 0.5
H Transportation and storage 2022 1st quarter -0.8 11.3 13.4
H Transportation and storage 2022 2nd quarter 31.5 21.2 -2.4
I Accommodation and food serving 2021 2nd quarter 16.9 8.4 -60.3
I Accommodation and food serving 2021 3rd quarter 62.3 41.1 21.7
I Accommodation and food serving 2021 4th quarter -4.2 14.0 36.0
I Accommodation and food serving 2022 1st quarter -39.1 3.3 -58.4
I Accommodation and food serving 2022 2nd quarter 57.3 34.8 7.1
J Information and communication 2021 2nd quarter 11.9 18.8 7.4
J Information and communication 2021 3rd quarter 11.4 14.1 19.1
J Information and communication 2021 4th quarter 37.0 26.8 15.1
J Information and communication 2022 1st quarter 3.5 25.2 17.5
J Information and communication 2022 2nd quarter 28.2 26.2 6.7
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2021 2nd quarter 3.6 2.3 -6.7
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2021 3rd quarter 2.4 8.2 0.8
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2021 4th quarter 7.8 8.9 0.6
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2022 1st quarter 1.4 2.6 5.7
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2022 2nd quarter 13.6 13.2 2.1
M-N Business services 2021 2nd quarter 17.5 17.3 -1.1
M-N Business services 2021 3rd quarter 4.9 26.0 15.6
M-N Business services 2021 4th quarter 31.5 29.0 12.9
M-N Business services 2022 1st quarter 11.0 22.8 16.8
M-N Business services 2022 2nd quarter 22.2 28.0 -2.4
M Other specialised business services 2021 2nd quarter 8.8 20.3 3.3
M Other specialised business services 2021 3rd quarter -3.8 25.5 13.3
M Other specialised business services 2021 4th quarter 36.1 31.2 6.8
M Other specialised business services 2022 1st quarter 15.2 31.8 17.6
M Other specialised business services 2022 2nd quarter 17.9 27.6 0.5
N Renting and other business support 2021 2nd quarter 28.1 13.6 -6.5
N Renting and other business support 2021 3rd quarter 15.5 26.6 18.5
N Renting and other business support 2021 4th quarter 25.8 26.3 20.3
N Renting and other business support 2022 1st quarter 5.9 11.9 15.9
N Renting and other business support 2022 2nd quarter 27.4 28.5 -6.1
R Culture, sports and recreation 2021 2nd quarter 17.6 14.6 -53.5
R Culture, sports and recreation 2021 3rd quarter 54.1 34.0 8.3
R Culture, sports and recreation 2021 4th quarter 28.1 23.2 37.5
R Culture, sports and recreation 2022 1st quarter -38.3 3.8 -49.1
R Culture, sports and recreation 2022 2nd quarter 44.3 30.7 17.9
S Other service activities 2021 2nd quarter 10.5 -3.0 -29.3
S Other service activities 2021 3rd quarter 9.0 9.9 1.7
S Other service activities 2021 4th quarter 8.3 6.6 15.5
S Other service activities 2022 1st quarter -5.8 6.6 -12.3
S Other service activities 2022 2nd quarter 4.7 19.3 -14.1
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table provides up-to-date information about the opinions held by Dutch entrepreneurs on their achievements, expectations and judgments regarding their business. This panel survey is aimed at gaining insight into the current situation, future development and judgments of Dutch enterprises. As a result it is possible to detect turning points in optimism or pessimism at an early stage, providing an early indication of possible trend changes in the economic activities of Dutch enterprises. Data are broken down by main business activity (SITC 2008). The questions submitted to the entrepreneurs at the beginning of a quarter concern output, turnover, prices, order books, stocks, investments, competitive position, economic climate, staff size and the obstacles they have encountered. In answering the questions relating to developments in the past three months and expectations for the next three months, the entrepreneurs are asked for a comparison with the preceding period of three months.

Data available from: first quarter 2012.

Status of the figures: All figures are definitive.

Changes as of May 18, 2022:
The results for second quarter 2022 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
The results for third quarter 2022 are expected to be published mid-August 2022.

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? "
Weighted response rates to the question:
- "Our total turnover will increase in the next year,
remain unchanged or decrease? "
- "Our foreign turnover / marketing in the last three months increased remained unchanged or decreased? "
- "Our foreign turnover will increase over the next three months,
remain unchanged or decrease? "
- "Our foreign turnover will increase in the next year,
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 over the next three months will increase,
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.
Workforce
The weighted response rates to the questions:
- "The staff in the last three months has
increased, remained unchanged or decreased? "
- "The staff will in the next three months
increase, remain unchanged or decrease?
- "The staff will in the next year
increase, remain unchanged or decrease?
Workforce next three months
The weighted response rates to the question:
- "The staff will 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.
Profitability
Profitability last three months
The weighted response rates to the quarterly question:
- 'Has the profitability of the enterprise improved, remained unchanged or declined in the last three months?'
Balance profitability last 3 months
The weighted response rate of producers indicating that
the profitability in the last three months has improved minus the
weighted response rate that it has declined.
This balance represents the development of the profitability over
the last three months compared with the previous three months.