Business survey Netherlands; quarterly, to sector/branches

Business survey Netherlands; quarterly, to sector/branches

Sector/branches (SIC 2008) Periods Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover last three months Foreign turnover has increased (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover last three months Foreign turnover remained unchanged (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover last three months Foreign turnover decreased (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover last three months Not applicable (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover last three months Balance foreign turnover (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover next three months Foreign turnover will increase (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover next three months Foreign turnover remained unchanged (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover next three months Foreign turnover will decrease (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover next three months Not applicable (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover next three months Balance foreign turnover (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover next year Foreign turnover will increase (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover next year Foreign turnover will remain unchanged (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover next year Foreign turnover will decrease (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover next year Not applicable (%) Turnover and selling prices Foreign turnover next year Balance foreign turnover next year (%)
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2021 3rd quarter 17.1 41.9 7.2 33.7 9.9 12.8 45.5 7.7 34.1 5.2 . . . . .
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2021 3rd quarter 20.4 32.0 6.3 41.3 14.1 11.3 36.0 11.6 41.0 -0.3 . . . . .
B Mining and quarrying 2021 3rd quarter 32.7 27.9 1.6 37.8 31.1 29.2 28.4 5.1 37.4 24.0 . . . . .
C Manufacturing 2021 3rd quarter 21.8 53.3 7.7 17.2 14.1 17.8 57.4 7.6 17.3 10.1 . . . . .
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2021 3rd quarter 24.7 51.6 7.0 16.7 17.6 15.8 61.8 5.8 16.7 10.0 . . . . .
10 Manufacture of food products 2021 3rd quarter 24.9 50.4 7.5 17.2 17.4 14.7 62.0 6.1 17.2 8.5 . . . . .
101 Slaughtering, processing of meat 2021 3rd quarter 13.3 61.7 10.2 14.9 3.1 8.5 66.7 10.0 14.9 -1.4 . . . . .
102 Processing of fish 2021 3rd quarter 14.8 60.2 16.8 8.2 -1.9 11.8 68.3 11.7 8.2 0.2 . . . . .
103 Processing of vegetables and fruit 2021 3rd quarter 35.1 44.5 14.3 6.1 20.8 34.2 54.6 5.1 6.1 29.1 . . . . .
104 Manufacture of edible oils and fats 2021 3rd quarter 22.2 69.0 0.8 8.0 21.4 17.4 74.0 0.7 8.0 16.7 . . . . .
105 Manufacture of dairy products 2021 3rd quarter 60.5 25.9 13.6 0.0 47.0 11.6 74.8 13.6 0.0 -2.0 . . . . .
106 Grain milling and starch products 2021 3rd quarter 20.2 70.8 7.6 1.5 12.6 3.2 80.8 14.5 1.5 -11.3 . . . . .
107 Manufacture of bakery products 2021 3rd quarter 16.0 32.2 2.0 49.7 14.1 11.0 37.7 1.6 49.7 9.4 . . . . .
108 Manufacture of other food 2021 3rd quarter 26.8 62.6 6.7 3.9 20.2 22.0 69.5 4.6 3.9 17.4 . . . . .
109 Manufacture of animal foods 2021 3rd quarter 2.2 86.7 5.1 6.0 -2.9 1.3 87.8 5.0 6.0 -3.7 . . . . .
11 Manufacture of beverages 2021 3rd quarter 24.2 63.7 0.0 12.1 24.2 31.4 56.5 0.0 12.1 31.4 . . . . .
12 Manufacture of tobacco products 2021 3rd quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2021 3rd quarter 36.3 57.0 4.5 2.2 31.8 10.5 80.2 7.6 1.7 2.9 . . . . .
13 Manufacture of textiles 2021 3rd quarter 40.5 58.4 0.0 1.2 40.5 6.6 83.9 8.4 1.2 -1.8 . . . . .
131 Spinning of textile fibres 2021 3rd quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
132 Weaving of textiles 2021 3rd quarter 40.0 59.9 0.0 0.1 40.0 20.3 60.8 18.9 0.1 1.4 . . . . .
133 Finishing of textiles 2021 3rd quarter 23.2 68.3 0.0 8.4 23.2 2.3 86.7 2.5 8.4 -0.2 . . . . .
139 Manufacture of other textiles 2021 3rd quarter 43.0 56.9 0.0 0.1 43.0 6.2 85.2 8.5 0.1 -2.3 . . . . .
14 Manufacture of wearing apparel 2021 3rd quarter 4.3 54.9 27.9 12.8 -23.6 25.7 59.3 8.7 6.4 17.0 . . . . .
15 Manufacture of leather and footwear 2021 3rd quarter 27.0 48.7 21.5 2.8 5.4 28.9 66.9 1.4 2.8 27.5 . . . . .
16+23 Man of wooden and buildingmaterial 2021 3rd quarter 9.8 41.2 4.5 44.5 5.3 4.7 41.5 9.3 44.5 -4.6 . . . . .
16 Manufacture of wood products 2021 3rd quarter 9.3 27.5 6.4 56.8 2.9 1.2 33.3 8.7 56.8 -7.5 . . . . .
17-18 Manufacture of paper and printing 2021 3rd quarter 22.1 49.7 8.0 20.2 14.1 14.7 57.9 7.2 20.2 7.5 . . . . .
17 Manufacture of paper 2021 3rd quarter 33.5 53.9 0.0 12.6 33.5 21.2 59.3 6.9 12.6 14.4 . . . . .
171 Manufacture of pulp, paper, -board 2021 3rd quarter 51.9 47.1 0.0 1.0 51.9 38.8 57.3 2.9 1.0 36.0 . . . . .
172 Manufacture of articles of paper 2021 3rd quarter 28.8 55.6 0.0 15.6 28.8 16.7 59.8 7.9 15.6 8.8 . . . . .
18 Printing and reproduction 2021 3rd quarter 6.5 43.9 19.0 30.7 -12.5 5.7 55.9 7.7 30.7 -2.0 . . . . .
181 Printing and services for printing 2021 3rd quarter 5.9 44.1 19.2 30.8 -13.3 5.8 55.7 7.7 30.8 -1.9 . . . . .
182 Reproduction of recorded media 2021 3rd quarter 30.7 33.5 8.7 27.1 21.9 2.6 61.7 8.6 27.1 -6.0 . . . . .
19-22 Refineries and chemistry 2021 3rd quarter 29.8 56.5 9.2 4.5 20.5 20.4 67.2 7.9 4.5 12.5 . . . . .
19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2021 3rd quarter 5.2 85.2 2.1 7.5 3.2 6.6 85.2 0.7 7.5 5.8 . . . . .
20 Manufacture of chemicals 2021 3rd quarter 33.7 55.7 8.4 2.2 25.3 20.4 71.6 5.9 2.2 14.5 . . . . .
201 Manufacture of basic chemicals 2021 3rd quarter 34.8 56.1 8.8 0.3 26.0 21.2 73.2 5.3 0.3 16.0 . . . . .
202 Manufacture agrochemical products 2021 3rd quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
203 Manufacture of paints and ink 2021 3rd quarter 49.3 46.2 0.0 4.6 49.3 18.2 70.4 6.8 4.6 11.4 . . . . .
204 Manufacture detergents and cosmetics 2021 3rd quarter 17.3 75.1 7.6 0.0 9.7 8.3 88.3 3.4 0.0 4.9 . . . . .
205 Manufacture of other chemicals 2021 3rd quarter 33.2 41.7 16.5 8.6 16.7 30.2 51.4 9.8 8.6 20.4 . . . . .
206 Manufacture of man-made fibres 2021 3rd quarter 8.3 90.0 1.3 0.3 7.0 3.2 95.6 0.9 0.3 2.3 . . . . .
21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2021 3rd quarter 16.0 61.7 18.1 4.2 -2.1 18.4 65.4 12.0 4.2 6.5 . . . . .
22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2021 3rd quarter 34.5 50.4 7.8 7.3 26.8 23.9 58.6 10.3 7.3 13.6 . . . . .
221 Manufacture of rubber products 2021 3rd quarter 23.0 24.5 48.2 4.3 -25.2 49.3 36.4 10.1 4.3 39.2 . . . . .
222 Manufacture of plastic products 2021 3rd quarter 35.9 53.3 3.2 7.7 32.7 21.0 61.1 10.3 7.7 10.7 . . . . .
23 Manufacture of building materials 2021 3rd quarter 10.1 49.1 3.4 37.3 6.7 6.8 46.2 9.7 37.3 -2.9 . . . . .
231 Manufacture of glass 2021 3rd quarter 13.1 62.9 12.0 11.9 1.1 13.0 71.6 3.5 11.9 9.5 . . . . .
232 Manufacture of refractory products 2021 3rd quarter 8.7 56.3 6.4 28.5 2.3 17.6 34.1 19.8 28.5 -2.2 . . . . .
233 Manufacture clay building materials 2021 3rd quarter 3.9 79.4 0.1 16.6 3.8 21.3 58.3 3.9 16.6 17.4 . . . . .
234 Manufacture other ceramic products 2021 3rd quarter 8.6 73.5 0.7 17.2 7.9 9.7 71.1 2.0 17.2 7.7 . . . . .
235 Manufacture of cement, lime, plaster 2021 3rd quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
236 Manufacture concrete etc. products 2021 3rd quarter 11.4 30.0 0.7 57.9 10.7 1.4 29.5 11.3 57.9 -9.9 . . . . .
237 Stone dressing 2021 3rd quarter 16.2 35.4 0.6 47.9 15.6 1.1 16.9 34.1 47.9 -33.0 . . . . .
239 Manufacture other mineral products 2021 3rd quarter 2.9 81.9 3.7 11.5 -0.7 2.7 81.7 4.0 11.5 -1.3 . . . . .
24-30, 33 Metalectro 2021 3rd quarter 19.5 55.3 8.4 16.8 11.0 20.3 54.5 8.2 17.1 12.1 . . . . .
24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2021 3rd quarter 20.9 53.7 9.0 16.4 11.9 10.5 62.6 10.5 16.4 0.1 . . . . .
24 Manufacture of basic metals 2021 3rd quarter 17.3 74.5 7.0 1.2 10.3 13.5 81.4 3.9 1.2 9.6 . . . . .
241 Manufacture of iron and steel 2021 3rd quarter 0.5 97.6 0.7 1.2 -0.1 0.3 98.2 0.3 1.2 0.1 . . . . .
242 Manufacture tubes and pipes of steel 2021 3rd quarter 27.9 63.9 3.7 4.5 24.2 31.4 61.1 3.0 4.5 28.4 . . . . .
243 Other first processing of steel 2021 3rd quarter 67.2 29.2 2.7 0.9 64.6 69.2 29.8 0.0 0.9 69.2 . . . . .
244 Manufacture of non-ferrous metals 2021 3rd quarter 44.2 54.7 1.0 0.2 43.3 16.4 75.7 7.7 0.2 8.7 . . . . .
245 Casting of metals 2021 3rd quarter 7.4 41.9 50.4 0.2 -43.0 25.1 60.2 14.5 0.2 10.6 . . . . .
25 Manufacture of metal products 2021 3rd quarter 21.8 48.3 9.5 20.4 12.3 9.8 57.7 12.2 20.4 -2.4 . . . . .
251 Manufacture metal structures, doors 2021 3rd quarter 16.8 50.6 8.1 24.5 8.7 10.1 59.7 5.7 24.5 4.5 . . . . .
252 Manufacture tanks, central heating 2021 3rd quarter 29.7 30.8 24.6 15.0 5.1 13.3 51.4 20.4 15.0 -7.1 . . . . .
253 Manufacture of steam generators 2021 3rd quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
254 Manufacture of weapons 2021 3rd quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
255 Forging, pressing, stamping 2021 3rd quarter 21.6 40.0 21.3 17.1 0.3 6.3 51.6 25.0 17.1 -18.6 . . . . .
256 Other treatment of metals, machining 2021 3rd quarter 22.1 43.5 5.1 29.4 17.0 5.1 56.0 9.5 29.4 -4.5 . . . . .
257 Manufacture of hardware 2021 3rd quarter 30.6 46.7 20.7 2.0 9.9 23.2 68.8 6.1 2.0 17.1 . . . . .
259 Manufacture of other metal products 2021 3rd quarter 28.4 61.3 4.6 5.7 23.8 12.9 55.7 25.7 5.7 -12.7 . . . . .
26-28 Manufact of electronics, machinery 2021 3rd quarter 20.1 57.5 8.4 14.1 11.8 32.5 46.1 7.3 14.2 25.2 . . . . .
26 Manufacture of electronic products 2021 3rd quarter 23.0 50.1 6.8 20.2 16.2 22.9 54.0 2.9 20.2 20.1 . . . . .
261 Manufacture of electronic components 2021 3rd quarter 22.6 63.9 3.4 10.1 19.3 8.3 74.0 7.5 10.1 0.8 . . . . .
262 Manufacture of computers 2021 3rd quarter 35.9 16.9 43.3 3.9 -7.3 17.8 69.2 9.1 3.9 8.7 . . . . .
263 Manufacture communication equipment 2021 3rd quarter 2.3 77.0 5.1 15.7 -2.8 6.7 77.4 0.3 15.7 6.4 . . . . .
264 Manufacture of consumer electronics 2021 3rd quarter 12.3 77.3 6.7 3.7 5.6 19.6 75.3 1.4 3.7 18.2 . . . . .
265 Manufacture of measuring instruments 2021 3rd quarter 30.7 57.9 4.7 6.7 26.0 36.4 56.5 0.4 6.7 35.9 . . . . .
266 Manufacture electromedical equipment 2021 3rd quarter 2.9 20.9 0.6 75.6 2.2 11.9 11.7 0.8 75.6 11.0 . . . . .
267 Manufacture of optical instruments 2021 3rd quarter 32.5 54.1 11.5 1.9 21.0 44.4 52.5 1.2 1.9 43.2 . . . . .
268 Manufacture of media 2021 3rd quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2021 3rd quarter 18.3 34.7 14.1 32.9 4.2 25.4 32.7 8.5 33.4 16.9 . . . . .
271 Manufacture of electric motors etc. 2021 3rd quarter 20.8 24.8 29.8 24.6 -9.0 29.9 28.2 17.2 24.6 12.7 . . . . .
272 Manufacture of batteries 2021 3rd quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
273 Manufacture of wiring and -devices 2021 3rd quarter 16.7 60.6 17.7 5.0 -0.9 17.9 76.9 0.2 5.0 17.7 . . . . .
274 Manufacture of lighting equipment 2021 3rd quarter 12.8 19.2 4.9 63.1 7.9 10.4 21.4 5.0 63.2 5.4 . . . . .
275 Manufacture of domestic appliances 2021 3rd quarter 17.9 24.7 9.5 47.9 8.4 8.9 29.8 10.8 50.5 -1.9 . . . . .
279 Manufacture other electric equipment 2021 3rd quarter 22.3 58.8 2.7 16.2 19.6 56.1 25.5 2.2 16.3 53.9 . . . . .
28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2021 3rd quarter 19.7 65.0 7.5 7.9 12.2 37.0 46.8 8.4 7.9 28.6 . . . . .
281 Manufacture of engines, pumps etc. 2021 3rd quarter 17.4 69.6 8.5 4.4 8.9 18.0 69.0 8.6 4.4 9.4 . . . . .
282 Manufacture of general machinery 2021 3rd quarter 23.2 56.6 8.3 11.9 15.0 23.6 53.7 10.8 11.9 12.8 . . . . .
283 Manufacture agricultural machinery 2021 3rd quarter 34.6 45.9 10.3 9.2 24.3 26.5 55.2 9.2 9.2 17.3 . . . . .
284 Manufacture of machine tools 2021 3rd quarter 13.9 57.3 12.7 16.1 1.2 24.8 46.4 12.7 16.1 12.1 . . . . .
289 Manufacture other special machinery 2021 3rd quarter 14.5 75.3 5.7 4.5 8.9 56.5 33.2 5.8 4.5 50.8 . . . . .
29-30 Transport equipment 2021 3rd quarter 19.3 63.7 8.9 8.1 10.3 13.6 71.4 6.9 8.1 6.7 . . . . .
29 Manufacture of cars and trailers 2021 3rd quarter 12.5 75.1 10.5 2.0 2.1 5.9 81.1 11.1 2.0 -5.1 . . . . .
291 Manufacture of motor vehicles 2021 3rd quarter 4.2 92.2 0.0 3.6 4.1 0.0 93.2 3.1 3.6 -3.1 . . . . .
292 Manufacture of bodies and trailers 2021 3rd quarter 19.3 59.9 20.8 0.0 -1.4 20.4 74.5 5.1 0.0 15.3 . . . . .
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

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 August 13, 2021:
The results for third quarter 2021 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
The results for fourth quarter 2021 are expected to be published mid-November 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? ".
Foreign turnover last three months
Weighted response rates to the question:
- "Our foreign turnover / marketing in the last three months increased, remained unchanged or decreased? "
Foreign turnover has increased
The weighted response rate of producers indicating that the
foreign turnover in the last three months has increased.
Foreign turnover remained unchanged
The weighted response rate of producers indicating that the
foreign turnover in the last three months has remained unchanged.
Foreign turnover decreased
The weighted response rate of producers indicating that the
foreign turnover in the last three months has decreased.
Not applicable
The weighted response rate of producers who consider
foreign turnover as not relevant plus the weighted response rate of producers who were not asked the question.
Balance foreign turnover
The weighted response rate of producers with increased
foreign turnover minus the rate of producers with decreased turnover.
This balance provides insight into the direction in which the foreign turnover in the previous three months has developed.
Foreign turnover next three months
Weighted response rates to the question:
- "Our foreign turnover over the next three months will increase,
remain unchanged or decrease? "
Foreign turnover will increase
Weighted response rate of producers who expect foreign turnover
to increase in the next three months.
Foreign turnover remained unchanged
Weighted response rate of producers who expect foreign turnover
will remain unchanged in the next three months.
Foreign turnover will decrease
Weighted response rate of producers who expect foreign turnover
to decrease in the next three months.
Not applicable
The weighted response rate of producers who consider foreign turnover as not relevant for their enterprise plus the weighted response rate of producers who were not asked the question.
Balance foreign turnover
The weighted response rate of producers with an expected increase in foreign turnover minus the weighted response rate of producers with an expected decrease in foreign turnover. This balance shows the expected development of foreign turnover in the next three months.
Foreign turnover next year
Weighted response rates to the question:
- "Our foreign turnover in the next year will increase,
remain unchanged or decrease? "
Foreign turnover will increase
Weighted response rate of producers who expect foreign turnover
to increase in the next year.
Foreign turnover will remain unchanged
Weighted response rate of producers who expect foreign turnover
will remain unchanged in the next year.
Foreign turnover will decrease
Weighted response rate of producers who expect foreign turnover
to decrease in the next year.
Not applicable
The weighted response rate of producers who consider turnover as not relevant for their enterprise plus the weighted response rate of
producers who were not asked the question.
Balance foreign turnover next year
The weighted response rate of producers with an expected increase in foreign turnover minus the weighted response rate of producers with an expected decrease in foreign turnover. This balance shows the expected development of foreign turnover in the next year.