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) 2017 4th quarter 27.8 14.6 9.4
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2018 1st quarter 13.3 16.4 17.3
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2018 2nd quarter 31.6 20.8 6.2
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2018 3rd quarter 12.4 18.4 12.4
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2018 4th quarter 25.7 15.3 2.9
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2017 4th quarter 11.7 9.6 9.8
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2018 1st quarter 17.6 24.8 5.1
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2018 2nd quarter 24.3 30.6 2.8
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2018 3rd quarter 2.5 9.2 -5.9
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2018 4th quarter 4.3 4.0 -8.7
B Mining and quarrying 2017 4th quarter -44.3 -30.1 14.9
B Mining and quarrying 2018 1st quarter 6.8 -13.6 -11.0
B Mining and quarrying 2018 2nd quarter -28.6 -32.2 -57.8
B Mining and quarrying 2018 3rd quarter -47.3 -38.7 2.5
B Mining and quarrying 2018 4th quarter 25.1 -34.7 -43.4
C Manufacturing 2017 4th quarter 25.8 11.1 3.6
C Manufacturing 2018 1st quarter 11.9 12.7 10.9
C Manufacturing 2018 2nd quarter 20.7 15.2 5.6
C Manufacturing 2018 3rd quarter 4.9 13.4 11.0
C Manufacturing 2018 4th quarter 18.6 13.3 -1.0
F Construction 2017 4th quarter 41.8 30.0 29.0
F Construction 2018 1st quarter 33.5 35.2 22.2
F Construction 2018 2nd quarter 57.6 31.9 10.8
F Construction 2018 3rd quarter 47.6 39.8 25.6
F Construction 2018 4th quarter 37.2 26.8 12.5
G Wholesale and retail trade 2017 4th quarter 32.6 13.9 7.7
G Wholesale and retail trade 2018 1st quarter 15.7 14.6 16.6
G Wholesale and retail trade 2018 2nd quarter 34.3 18.7 8.2
G Wholesale and retail trade 2018 3rd quarter 4.3 15.3 12.1
G Wholesale and retail trade 2018 4th quarter 33.8 15.4 3.1
H Transportation and storage 2017 4th quarter 23.3 11.8 -5.3
H Transportation and storage 2018 1st quarter -7.6 1.6 14.8
H Transportation and storage 2018 2nd quarter 26.4 21.2 -9.4
H Transportation and storage 2018 3rd quarter -0.4 7.7 5.8
H Transportation and storage 2018 4th quarter 20.9 14.6 -8.0
I Accommodation and food serving 2017 4th quarter 6.5 -1.7 13.4
I Accommodation and food serving 2018 1st quarter -5.9 10.9 12.8
I Accommodation and food serving 2018 2nd quarter 34.2 30.5 5.2
I Accommodation and food serving 2018 3rd quarter 15.6 14.6 14.5
I Accommodation and food serving 2018 4th quarter -0.4 -3.6 5.5
J Information and communication 2017 4th quarter 41.8 15.3 5.3
J Information and communication 2018 1st quarter 16.0 14.1 29.2
J Information and communication 2018 2nd quarter 32.5 13.6 7.7
J Information and communication 2018 3rd quarter 16.5 17.4 10.6
J Information and communication 2018 4th quarter 41.0 22.9 3.7
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2017 4th quarter 2.8 12.3 4.5
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2018 1st quarter -1.5 16.1 12.2
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2018 2nd quarter 7.4 10.9 7.1
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2018 3rd quarter 20.6 16.3 1.6
L Renting, buying, selling real estate 2018 4th quarter 0.8 15.2 -1.1
M Other specialised business services 2017 4th quarter 33.6 22.3 5.0
M Other specialised business services 2018 1st quarter 14.4 21.8 24.2
M Other specialised business services 2018 2nd quarter 19.4 21.5 9.1
M Other specialised business services 2018 3rd quarter 0.2 27.4 12.3
M Other specialised business services 2018 4th quarter 34.5 20.3 2.9
N Renting and other business support 2017 4th quarter 18.7 13.8 16.9
N Renting and other business support 2018 1st quarter 14.2 15.3 23.5
N Renting and other business support 2018 2nd quarter 34.6 20.9 8.2
N Renting and other business support 2018 3rd quarter 20.9 15.7 14.3
N Renting and other business support 2018 4th quarter 19.0 12.9 7.6
R Culture, sports and recreation 2017 4th quarter 3.1 2.8 11.6
R Culture, sports and recreation 2018 1st quarter 0.2 15.5 5.4
R Culture, sports and recreation 2018 2nd quarter 19.4 18.1 12.7
R Culture, sports and recreation 2018 3rd quarter 5.9 11.9 -4.2
R Culture, sports and recreation 2018 4th quarter 6.2 6.0 8.0
S Other service activities 2017 4th quarter 8.1 0.6 1.5
S Other service activities 2018 1st quarter 9.5 1.5 3.3
S Other service activities 2018 2nd quarter 4.4 8.9 0.4
S Other service activities 2018 3rd quarter 5.3 8.0 -0.7
S Other service activities 2018 4th quarter 4.6 1.9 -4.5
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 12 November 2020:
The results for fourth quarter 2020 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
The results for first quarter 2021 are expected to be published mid-February 2021.

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.