Business survey Netherlands; quarterly, to sector/branches

Business survey Netherlands; quarterly, to sector/branches

Sector/branches (SIC 2008) Periods Economic climate Economic climate last three months Economic climate has improved (%) Economic climate Economic climate last three months Economic environment remained unchanged (%) Economic climate Economic climate last three months Economic climate declined (%) Economic climate Economic climate last three months Balance economic climate last 3 months (%) Economic climate Economic climate next three months Economic climate will improve (%) Economic climate Economic climate next three months Economic climate will remain unchanged (%) Economic climate Economic climate next three months Economic climate will decline (%) Economic climate Economic climate next three months Balance economic climate next 3 months (%)
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2021 4th quarter 21.4 70.0 8.6 12.8 19.2 73.0 7.8 11.4
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2021 4th quarter 11.4 73.7 14.9 -3.4 12.7 65.8 21.5 -8.8
B Mining and quarrying 2021 4th quarter 30.6 67.3 2.1 28.5 21.3 76.6 2.1 19.2
C Manufacturing 2021 4th quarter 20.6 70.8 8.6 12.0 17.7 76.3 6.1 11.6
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2021 4th quarter 20.3 69.8 9.9 10.5 14.8 76.7 8.4 6.4
10 Manufacture of food products 2021 4th quarter 17.0 73.4 9.6 7.4 12.6 79.4 8.0 4.5
101 Slaughtering, processing of meat 2021 4th quarter 19.8 57.4 22.9 -3.1 11.5 81.0 7.6 3.9
102 Processing of fish 2021 4th quarter 9.4 78.7 11.9 -2.5 8.7 79.6 11.7 -2.9
103 Processing of vegetables and fruit 2021 4th quarter 21.5 68.1 10.5 11.0 10.8 74.4 14.8 -4.0
104 Manufacture of edible oils and fats 2021 4th quarter 30.1 64.9 4.9 25.2 29.6 52.8 17.6 11.9
105 Manufacture of dairy products 2021 4th quarter 6.3 86.6 7.1 -0.8 2.8 90.2 7.1 -4.3
106 Grain milling and starch products 2021 4th quarter 48.2 51.5 0.4 47.8 45.5 51.1 3.4 42.0
107 Manufacture of bakery products 2021 4th quarter 16.8 75.7 7.5 9.3 10.7 82.2 7.1 3.7
108 Manufacture of other food 2021 4th quarter 20.3 72.0 7.7 12.6 19.8 72.7 7.5 12.3
109 Manufacture of animal foods 2021 4th quarter 1.5 92.7 5.8 -4.3 1.1 93.7 5.1 -4.0
11 Manufacture of beverages 2021 4th quarter 65.2 21.4 13.3 51.9 45.2 41.4 13.3 31.9
12 Manufacture of tobacco products 2021 4th quarter . . . . . . . .
13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2021 4th quarter 14.1 72.8 13.1 1.1 10.8 88.9 0.4 10.4
13 Manufacture of textiles 2021 4th quarter 7.7 76.7 15.6 -7.8 5.7 93.9 0.4 5.2
131 Spinning of textile fibres 2021 4th quarter . . . . . . . .
132 Weaving of textiles 2021 4th quarter 20.9 77.3 1.8 19.1 19.8 78.4 1.8 18.0
133 Finishing of textiles 2021 4th quarter 7.1 88.3 4.6 2.5 5.2 93.0 1.8 3.4
139 Manufacture of other textiles 2021 4th quarter 6.8 74.7 18.5 -11.7 4.6 95.3 0.1 4.6
14 Manufacture of wearing apparel 2021 4th quarter 45.6 52.3 2.1 43.5 21.1 78.9 0.0 21.1
15 Manufacture of leather and footwear 2021 4th quarter 39.8 58.1 2.1 37.8 40.9 59.1 0.0 40.9
16+23 Man of wooden and buildingmaterial 2021 4th quarter 10.8 76.5 12.7 -1.9 6.1 89.1 4.8 1.4
16 Manufacture of wood products 2021 4th quarter 12.3 76.6 11.2 1.1 8.0 87.7 4.3 3.7
17-18 Manufacture of paper and printing 2021 4th quarter 15.4 72.5 12.1 3.2 23.7 64.8 11.5 12.2
17 Manufacture of paper 2021 4th quarter 6.4 81.1 12.5 -6.1 19.9 65.9 14.2 5.7
171 Manufacture of pulp, paper, -board 2021 4th quarter 14.4 71.8 13.8 0.5 32.9 58.9 8.3 24.6
172 Manufacture of articles of paper 2021 4th quarter 4.4 83.5 12.1 -7.8 16.6 67.7 15.7 0.9
18 Printing and reproduction 2021 4th quarter 27.6 60.7 11.7 16.0 28.8 63.5 7.7 21.1
181 Printing and services for printing 2021 4th quarter 28.0 60.2 11.8 16.1 28.2 64.0 7.8 20.4
182 Reproduction of recorded media 2021 4th quarter 13.8 81.6 4.6 9.2 54.6 42.4 3.1 51.5
19-22 Refineries and chemistry 2021 4th quarter 14.3 75.9 9.8 4.5 10.2 83.3 6.5 3.8
19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2021 4th quarter 18.6 55.9 25.5 -6.9 0.0 95.7 4.3 -4.3
20 Manufacture of chemicals 2021 4th quarter 15.9 74.0 10.1 5.8 10.6 80.4 9.0 1.6
201 Manufacture of basic chemicals 2021 4th quarter 20.3 71.7 8.1 12.2 10.4 81.6 8.0 2.4
202 Manufacture agrochemical products 2021 4th quarter . . . . . . . .
203 Manufacture of paints and ink 2021 4th quarter 4.6 75.0 20.5 -15.9 0.0 93.2 6.8 -6.8
204 Manufacture detergents and cosmetics 2021 4th quarter 23.4 62.5 14.0 9.4 23.3 62.7 14.0 9.3
205 Manufacture of other chemicals 2021 4th quarter 9.4 81.3 9.2 0.2 15.1 71.6 13.4 1.7
206 Manufacture of man-made fibres 2021 4th quarter 2.8 95.7 1.5 1.2 3.8 94.9 1.4 2.4
21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2021 4th quarter 7.4 92.6 0.0 7.4 11.1 88.9 0.0 11.1
22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2021 4th quarter 14.2 74.9 10.9 3.4 11.1 82.8 6.1 5.0
221 Manufacture of rubber products 2021 4th quarter 21.9 65.0 13.1 8.8 15.2 72.8 12.0 3.3
222 Manufacture of plastic products 2021 4th quarter 13.3 76.1 10.6 2.7 10.6 84.0 5.4 5.3
23 Manufacture of building materials 2021 4th quarter 9.9 76.5 13.5 -3.6 5.1 89.9 5.0 0.0
231 Manufacture of glass 2021 4th quarter 26.2 62.3 11.5 14.6 7.3 89.0 3.7 3.5
232 Manufacture of refractory products 2021 4th quarter 4.2 94.7 1.1 3.1 28.0 58.1 13.8 14.2
233 Manufacture clay building materials 2021 4th quarter 17.5 82.5 0.0 17.5 7.0 89.5 3.5 3.5
234 Manufacture other ceramic products 2021 4th quarter 16.3 67.4 16.3 0.0 18.5 66.5 15.0 3.6
235 Manufacture of cement, lime, plaster 2021 4th quarter . . . . . . . .
236 Manufacture concrete etc. products 2021 4th quarter 1.0 77.5 21.5 -20.5 0.5 93.9 5.5 -5.0
237 Stone dressing 2021 4th quarter 23.9 60.5 15.6 8.3 19.1 72.2 8.8 10.3
239 Manufacture other mineral products 2021 4th quarter 1.8 97.4 0.8 1.0 1.5 97.0 1.5 0.0
24-30, 33 Metalectro 2021 4th quarter 24.5 68.2 7.3 17.2 22.0 72.8 5.1 16.9
24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2021 4th quarter 27.4 64.8 7.8 19.6 21.7 69.7 8.5 13.2
24 Manufacture of basic metals 2021 4th quarter 59.0 32.5 8.4 50.6 55.8 35.3 8.9 46.9
241 Manufacture of iron and steel 2021 4th quarter 96.2 3.6 0.2 96.0 95.3 4.4 0.3 94.9
242 Manufacture tubes and pipes of steel 2021 4th quarter 17.7 78.3 4.1 13.6 19.1 78.9 2.0 17.1
243 Other first processing of steel 2021 4th quarter 19.1 47.4 33.5 -14.4 4.5 64.6 30.8 -26.3
244 Manufacture of non-ferrous metals 2021 4th quarter 24.6 57.4 18.0 6.5 16.7 62.0 21.4 -4.7
245 Casting of metals 2021 4th quarter 20.9 58.7 20.4 0.5 16.2 63.3 20.4 -4.2
25 Manufacture of metal products 2021 4th quarter 19.3 73.1 7.6 11.6 12.9 78.6 8.4 4.5
251 Manufacture metal structures, doors 2021 4th quarter 16.2 78.4 5.4 10.7 16.1 78.2 5.7 10.4
252 Manufacture tanks, central heating 2021 4th quarter 22.0 65.9 12.1 9.9 5.4 65.7 28.9 -23.5
253 Manufacture of steam generators 2021 4th quarter . . . . . . . .
254 Manufacture of weapons 2021 4th quarter . . . . . . . .
255 Forging, pressing, stamping 2021 4th quarter 11.8 82.7 5.5 6.2 2.2 87.9 9.9 -7.7
256 Other treatment of metals, machining 2021 4th quarter 24.0 69.0 7.0 16.9 8.5 85.4 6.0 2.5
257 Manufacture of hardware 2021 4th quarter 20.0 73.6 6.4 13.5 18.7 79.6 1.7 17.1
259 Manufacture of other metal products 2021 4th quarter 22.6 62.7 14.7 7.9 20.2 65.1 14.8 5.4
26-28 Manufact of electronics, machinery 2021 4th quarter 26.4 69.6 4.0 22.4 22.6 74.9 2.5 20.1
26 Manufacture of electronic products 2021 4th quarter 27.5 68.6 3.9 23.5 12.7 85.5 1.8 10.9
261 Manufacture of electronic components 2021 4th quarter 23.2 70.0 6.8 16.5 7.2 86.1 6.8 0.4
262 Manufacture of computers 2021 4th quarter 9.1 88.6 2.4 6.7 15.2 83.7 1.2 14.0
263 Manufacture communication equipment 2021 4th quarter 7.8 83.8 8.4 -0.6 10.9 88.8 0.3 10.7
264 Manufacture of consumer electronics 2021 4th quarter 2.9 97.0 0.2 2.7 0.6 99.4 0.1 0.5
265 Manufacture of measuring instruments 2021 4th quarter 31.5 68.1 0.4 31.1 20.5 79.3 0.2 20.3
266 Manufacture electromedical equipment 2021 4th quarter 39.7 55.2 5.1 34.6 2.3 97.7 0.0 2.2
267 Manufacture of optical instruments 2021 4th quarter 12.6 67.3 20.1 -7.6 12.3 87.7 0.0 12.3
268 Manufacture of media 2021 4th quarter . . . . . . . .
27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2021 4th quarter 17.3 77.4 5.3 12.1 18.3 77.3 4.3 14.0
271 Manufacture of electric motors etc. 2021 4th quarter 28.3 70.6 1.1 27.2 34.6 60.4 5.0 29.7
272 Manufacture of batteries 2021 4th quarter . . . . . . . .
273 Manufacture of wiring and -devices 2021 4th quarter 23.9 58.6 17.5 6.4 16.0 80.4 3.6 12.4
274 Manufacture of lighting equipment 2021 4th quarter 2.7 92.5 4.8 -2.1 7.7 91.0 1.3 6.5
275 Manufacture of domestic appliances 2021 4th quarter 11.5 85.7 2.8 8.7 11.6 83.2 5.3 6.3
279 Manufacture other electric equipment 2021 4th quarter 18.6 74.9 6.5 12.0 13.3 80.3 6.4 7.0
28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2021 4th quarter 28.2 68.0 3.8 24.4 26.6 71.1 2.3 24.3
281 Manufacture of engines, pumps etc. 2021 4th quarter 8.2 83.5 8.2 0.0 8.2 91.8 0.0 8.2
282 Manufacture of general machinery 2021 4th quarter 19.8 78.0 2.2 17.7 12.6 83.6 3.8 8.8
283 Manufacture agricultural machinery 2021 4th quarter 0.0 86.2 13.8 -13.8 4.6 88.5 6.9 -2.3
284 Manufacture of machine tools 2021 4th quarter 18.3 73.8 7.9 10.4 10.8 81.5 7.7 3.0
289 Manufacture other special machinery 2021 4th quarter 47.0 51.2 1.8 45.1 49.1 50.5 0.4 48.7
29-30 Transport equipment 2021 4th quarter 14.9 67.1 18.1 -3.2 20.0 76.5 3.5 16.5
29 Manufacture of cars and trailers 2021 4th quarter 4.2 64.9 30.9 -26.6 15.9 80.3 3.7 12.2
291 Manufacture of motor vehicles 2021 4th quarter 0.2 65.1 34.8 -34.6 22.5 77.4 0.1 22.4
292 Manufacture of bodies and trailers 2021 4th quarter 10.2 63.0 26.8 -16.6 5.1 82.3 12.6 -7.5
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 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

Economic climate
The weighted response rates on the statements:
- "The economic climate (business situation) for our business has improved, remained unchanged or declined in the last three months."
- "The economic climate (business situation) in the next three months for our company is expected to improve, remain unchanged or decline? "
Economic climate last three months
Economic climate (business situation) last three months
The weighted response rates to the question:
- "The economic climate in the last three months for our
business improved, remained unchanged or declined? "
Economic climate has improved
Weighted response rate of producers indicating that the economic
climate (business situation) for their enterprise in the last three months has improved.
Economic environment remained unchanged
Weighted respons rate of producers indicating that the economic
climate (business situation) for their enterprise in the last three months remained unchanged.
Economic climate declined
Weighted response rate of producers indicating that the economic
climate (business situation) for their enterprise in the last three months has declined.
Balance economic climate last 3 months
The weighted response rate of producers indicating that
the economic climate (business situation) in the last three months has improved minus the weighted response rate that it has declined.
This balance represents the development of the economic climate (business situation) over the last three months compared with the previous three months.
Economic climate next three months
The weighted response rates to the question:
- "We expect the economic climate (business situation) for our company to improve, remain unchanged or decline in the next three months."
Economic climate will improve
Weighted response rate of producers indicating that the economic
climate (business situation) for their enterprise is expected to improve in the next three months.
Economic climate will remain unchanged
Weighted response rate of producers indicating that the economic
climate (business situation) for the company is expected to remain the same in the next three months.
Economic climate will decline
Weighted response rate of enterprises indicating that the economic
climate (business situation) for the company is expected to decline in the next three months.
Balance economic climate next 3 months
The weighted response rate of producers indicating that
the economic climate (business situation) 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.