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 4th quarter 25.2 21.5 8.9
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2021 4th quarter 8.8 8.4 -6.0
B Mining and quarrying 2021 4th quarter 55.8 -7.1 29.1
C Manufacturing 2021 4th quarter 24.1 21.4 6.9
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2021 4th quarter 22.7 15.2 -8.6
10 Manufacture of food products 2021 4th quarter 25.8 19.7 -11.2
101 Slaughtering, processing of meat 2021 4th quarter 41.6 21.8 -22.5
102 Processing of fish 2021 4th quarter -3.8 10.0 11.4
103 Processing of vegetables and fruit 2021 4th quarter 23.0 24.1 -30.1
104 Manufacture of edible oils and fats 2021 4th quarter 4.5 2.5 25.7
105 Manufacture of dairy products 2021 4th quarter -0.8 12.8 -43.9
106 Grain milling and starch products 2021 4th quarter 76.2 17.2 1.0
107 Manufacture of bakery products 2021 4th quarter 33.6 24.7 1.6
108 Manufacture of other food 2021 4th quarter 25.4 22.1 -0.2
109 Manufacture of animal foods 2021 4th quarter 15.6 6.2 -9.9
11 Manufacture of beverages 2021 4th quarter -12.6 -31.5 23.2
12 Manufacture of tobacco products 2021 4th quarter . . .
13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2021 4th quarter 11.0 14.8 -13.6
13 Manufacture of textiles 2021 4th quarter 8.7 14.9 -18.7
131 Spinning of textile fibres 2021 4th quarter . . .
132 Weaving of textiles 2021 4th quarter 21.5 21.2 31.4
133 Finishing of textiles 2021 4th quarter 21.3 54.8 9.3
139 Manufacture of other textiles 2021 4th quarter 5.4 7.7 -27.2
14 Manufacture of wearing apparel 2021 4th quarter 30.5 12.5 -5.1
15 Manufacture of leather and footwear 2021 4th quarter 15.3 15.1 17.4
16+23 Man of wooden and buildingmaterial 2021 4th quarter 25.7 13.2 -10.2
16 Manufacture of wood products 2021 4th quarter 8.2 8.6 -9.5
17-18 Manufacture of paper and printing 2021 4th quarter 26.5 22.1 8.2
17 Manufacture of paper 2021 4th quarter 22.1 14.5 0.2
171 Manufacture of pulp, paper, -board 2021 4th quarter 15.5 9.2 -12.5
172 Manufacture of articles of paper 2021 4th quarter 23.8 15.9 3.5
18 Printing and reproduction 2021 4th quarter 32.7 32.4 19.2
181 Printing and services for printing 2021 4th quarter 32.1 32.1 19.9
182 Reproduction of recorded media 2021 4th quarter 58.3 44.8 -7.9
19-22 Refineries and chemistry 2021 4th quarter 10.0 13.5 1.5
19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2021 4th quarter -3.0 13.6 -2.9
20 Manufacture of chemicals 2021 4th quarter 8.6 10.7 1.1
201 Manufacture of basic chemicals 2021 4th quarter 11.8 10.8 0.0
202 Manufacture agrochemical products 2021 4th quarter . . .
203 Manufacture of paints and ink 2021 4th quarter -9.1 9.1 -3.1
204 Manufacture detergents and cosmetics 2021 4th quarter 25.8 4.5 9.3
205 Manufacture of other chemicals 2021 4th quarter 5.2 17.4 4.3
206 Manufacture of man-made fibres 2021 4th quarter -0.9 2.2 2.0
21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2021 4th quarter 24.0 0.3 3.4
22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2021 4th quarter 8.2 23.2 2.1
221 Manufacture of rubber products 2021 4th quarter 50.2 20.2 28.3
222 Manufacture of plastic products 2021 4th quarter 3.4 23.5 -0.8
23 Manufacture of building materials 2021 4th quarter 35.9 15.8 -10.6
231 Manufacture of glass 2021 4th quarter -4.9 20.8 11.3
232 Manufacture of refractory products 2021 4th quarter 25.3 9.6 -20.0
233 Manufacture clay building materials 2021 4th quarter 61.4 32.8 -11.8
234 Manufacture other ceramic products 2021 4th quarter 22.1 2.4 13.2
235 Manufacture of cement, lime, plaster 2021 4th quarter . . .
236 Manufacture concrete etc. products 2021 4th quarter 38.1 11.7 -21.2
237 Stone dressing 2021 4th quarter 60.5 24.1 -8.9
239 Manufacture other mineral products 2021 4th quarter 63.0 4.3 2.4
24-30, 33 Metalectro 2021 4th quarter 29.0 27.4 17.0
24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2021 4th quarter 17.0 17.6 17.8
24 Manufacture of basic metals 2021 4th quarter 1.3 8.3 51.2
241 Manufacture of iron and steel 2021 4th quarter -8.2 0.8 95.0
242 Manufacture tubes and pipes of steel 2021 4th quarter -7.5 9.0 26.0
243 Other first processing of steel 2021 4th quarter 0.0 8.8 -18.8
244 Manufacture of non-ferrous metals 2021 4th quarter 18.1 13.0 1.8
245 Casting of metals 2021 4th quarter 19.6 31.0 8.9
25 Manufacture of metal products 2021 4th quarter 21.0 20.0 9.1
251 Manufacture metal structures, doors 2021 4th quarter 29.7 23.4 9.9
252 Manufacture tanks, central heating 2021 4th quarter 25.3 38.0 5.7
253 Manufacture of steam generators 2021 4th quarter . . .
254 Manufacture of weapons 2021 4th quarter . . .
255 Forging, pressing, stamping 2021 4th quarter 12.1 11.9 14.3
256 Other treatment of metals, machining 2021 4th quarter 13.5 14.5 7.2
257 Manufacture of hardware 2021 4th quarter 13.0 25.1 -3.1
259 Manufacture of other metal products 2021 4th quarter 20.8 19.0 14.3
26-28 Manufact of electronics, machinery 2021 4th quarter 43.7 34.7 24.7
26 Manufacture of electronic products 2021 4th quarter 9.5 20.6 19.3
261 Manufacture of electronic components 2021 4th quarter 16.4 6.0 6.4
262 Manufacture of computers 2021 4th quarter -19.9 12.4 24.3
263 Manufacture communication equipment 2021 4th quarter 13.7 4.7 8.8
264 Manufacture of consumer electronics 2021 4th quarter 10.6 64.0 -0.2
265 Manufacture of measuring instruments 2021 4th quarter 44.2 35.3 35.1
266 Manufacture electromedical equipment 2021 4th quarter -69.4 7.1 2.1
267 Manufacture of optical instruments 2021 4th quarter 21.2 21.6 18.3
268 Manufacture of media 2021 4th quarter . . .
27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2021 4th quarter 60.3 36.1 10.4
271 Manufacture of electric motors etc. 2021 4th quarter 42.8 46.1 20.7
272 Manufacture of batteries 2021 4th quarter . . .
273 Manufacture of wiring and -devices 2021 4th quarter 41.9 55.0 28.0
274 Manufacture of lighting equipment 2021 4th quarter 81.6 8.6 5.6
275 Manufacture of domestic appliances 2021 4th quarter 75.7 14.3 30.2
279 Manufacture other electric equipment 2021 4th quarter 61.8 58.9 -28.9
28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2021 4th quarter 50.2 38.6 29.6
281 Manufacture of engines, pumps etc. 2021 4th quarter 22.6 14.2 26.8
282 Manufacture of general machinery 2021 4th quarter 44.9 21.8 14.7
283 Manufacture agricultural machinery 2021 4th quarter 36.9 24.1 8.1
284 Manufacture of machine tools 2021 4th quarter 26.4 43.2 -0.1
289 Manufacture other special machinery 2021 4th quarter 66.0 62.3 49.6
29-30 Transport equipment 2021 4th quarter 15.3 36.9 -1.4
29 Manufacture of cars and trailers 2021 4th quarter 10.5 35.1 -12.8
291 Manufacture of motor vehicles 2021 4th quarter 17.8 54.3 -2.8
292 Manufacture of bodies and trailers 2021 4th quarter -7.5 14.4 -16.6
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 November 12, 2021:
The results for fourth quarter 2021 have been added.

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