Business survey Netherlands; quarterly, to sector/branches


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 15 May 2020:
The results for second quarter 2020 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
The results for third quarter 2020 are expected to be published mid-August 2020.

Business survey Netherlands; quarterly, to sector/branches

Sector/branches (SIC 2008) Periods Turnover and selling pricesSelling prices / rates next three monthsSelling prices / rates will increase (%) Turnover and selling pricesSelling prices / rates next three monthsSelling prices / rates remain unchanged (%) Turnover and selling pricesSelling prices / rates next three monthsSelling prices / rates will decrease (%) Turnover and selling pricesSelling prices / rates next three monthsBalance selling prices / rates (%)
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2020 2nd quarter 5.2 82.7 12.0 -6.8
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2020 2nd quarter 3.9 66.9 29.2 -25.3
B Mining and quarrying 2020 2nd quarter 5.2 83.1 11.6 -6.4
C Manufacturing 2020 2nd quarter 3.5 87.5 9.0 -5.4
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2020 2nd quarter 5.3 82.8 11.9 -6.6
10 Manufacture of food products 2020 2nd quarter 5.7 81.4 12.9 -7.1
101 Slaughtering, processing of meat 2020 2nd quarter 4.2 62.6 33.2 -29.0
102 Processing of fish 2020 2nd quarter 10.3 64.2 25.4 -15.1
103 Processing of vegetables and fruit 2020 2nd quarter 3.9 73.8 22.3 -18.4
104 Manufacture of edible oils and fats 2020 2nd quarter 1.6 95.9 2.5 -0.9
105 Manufacture of dairy products 2020 2nd quarter 6.7 80.9 12.4 -5.8
106 Grain milling and starch products 2020 2nd quarter 7.7 91.9 0.5 7.2
107 Manufacture of bakery products 2020 2nd quarter 1.6 93.8 4.6 -3.0
108 Manufacture of other food 2020 2nd quarter 2.9 85.7 11.4 -8.6
109 Manufacture of animal foods 2020 2nd quarter 30.5 68.4 1.1 29.4
11 Manufacture of beverages 2020 2nd quarter 0.0 100.0 0.0 0.0
12 Manufacture of tobacco products 2020 2nd quarter . . . .
13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2020 2nd quarter 3.9 92.1 4.0 -0.1
13 Manufacture of textiles 2020 2nd quarter 4.8 94.2 1.0 3.8
131 Spinning of textile fibres 2020 2nd quarter . . . .
132 Weaving of textiles 2020 2nd quarter 2.2 95.9 1.9 0.3
133 Finishing of textiles 2020 2nd quarter 0.1 90.6 9.2 -9.1
139 Manufacture of other textiles 2020 2nd quarter 5.5 94.4 0.1 5.4
14 Manufacture of wearing apparel 2020 2nd quarter 0.0 87.0 13.0 -13.0
15 Manufacture of leather and footwear 2020 2nd quarter 0.0 80.6 19.4 -19.4
16+23 Man of wooden and buildingmaterial 2020 2nd quarter 3.1 90.8 6.0 -2.9
16 Manufacture of wood products 2020 2nd quarter 0.5 92.0 7.4 -6.9
17-18 Manufacture of paper and printing 2020 2nd quarter 1.7 83.8 14.4 -12.7
17 Manufacture of paper 2020 2nd quarter 2.4 84.9 12.7 -10.2
171 Manufacture of pulp, paper, -board 2020 2nd quarter 0.1 91.6 8.3 -8.2
172 Manufacture of articles of paper 2020 2nd quarter 3.1 83.1 13.9 -10.8
18 Printing and reproduction 2020 2nd quarter 0.8 82.5 16.7 -15.8
181 Printing and services for printing 2020 2nd quarter 0.1 83.2 16.7 -16.5
182 Reproduction of recorded media 2020 2nd quarter 37.8 46.1 16.1 21.7
19-22 Refineries and chemistry 2020 2nd quarter 4.6 83.1 12.3 -7.7
19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2020 2nd quarter 0.0 64.0 36.0 -36.0
20 Manufacture of chemicals 2020 2nd quarter 5.7 75.7 18.6 -12.9
201 Manufacture of basic chemicals 2020 2nd quarter 0.5 70.2 29.4 -28.9
202 Manufacture agrochemical products 2020 2nd quarter . . . .
203 Manufacture of paints and ink 2020 2nd quarter 9.0 85.6 5.4 3.6
204 Manufacture detergents and cosmetics 2020 2nd quarter 19.6 80.4 0.0 19.6
205 Manufacture of other chemicals 2020 2nd quarter 15.8 77.8 6.4 9.5
206 Manufacture of man-made fibres 2020 2nd quarter 0.5 98.8 0.6 -0.1
21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2020 2nd quarter 4.8 95.2 0.0 4.8
22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2020 2nd quarter 3.8 92.7 3.5 0.3
221 Manufacture of rubber products 2020 2nd quarter 2.2 87.3 10.5 -8.3
222 Manufacture of plastic products 2020 2nd quarter 4.0 93.4 2.7 1.3
23 Manufacture of building materials 2020 2nd quarter 4.6 90.1 5.2 -0.6
231 Manufacture of glass 2020 2nd quarter 0.1 90.5 9.4 -9.2
232 Manufacture of refractory products 2020 2nd quarter 5.8 86.8 7.3 -1.5
233 Manufacture clay building materials 2020 2nd quarter 0.0 100.0 0.0 0.0
234 Manufacture other ceramic products 2020 2nd quarter 0.5 89.3 10.2 -9.8
235 Manufacture of cement, lime, plaster 2020 2nd quarter . . . .
236 Manufacture concrete etc. products 2020 2nd quarter 8.9 86.3 4.8 4.1
237 Stone dressing 2020 2nd quarter 0.4 87.0 12.6 -12.3
239 Manufacture other mineral products 2020 2nd quarter 2.4 97.6 0.1 2.3
24-30, 33 Metalectro 2020 2nd quarter 2.5 90.5 7.0 -4.5
24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2020 2nd quarter 1.7 84.6 13.6 -11.9
24 Manufacture of basic metals 2020 2nd quarter 1.4 89.8 8.8 -7.3
241 Manufacture of iron and steel 2020 2nd quarter 0.0 98.8 1.1 -1.1
242 Manufacture tubes and pipes of steel 2020 2nd quarter 0.1 89.4 10.5 -10.4
243 Other first processing of steel 2020 2nd quarter 0.0 99.9 0.1 -0.1
244 Manufacture of non-ferrous metals 2020 2nd quarter 6.2 66.6 27.3 -21.1
245 Casting of metals 2020 2nd quarter 0.1 91.7 8.2 -8.1
25 Manufacture of metal products 2020 2nd quarter 1.8 83.3 14.9 -13.1
251 Manufacture metal structures, doors 2020 2nd quarter 0.4 83.3 16.3 -15.9
252 Manufacture tanks, central heating 2020 2nd quarter 0.1 83.7 16.2 -16.0
253 Manufacture of steam generators 2020 2nd quarter . . . .
254 Manufacture of weapons 2020 2nd quarter . . . .
255 Forging, pressing, stamping 2020 2nd quarter 4.6 84.6 10.8 -6.1
256 Other treatment of metals, machining 2020 2nd quarter 4.3 77.7 18.1 -13.8
257 Manufacture of hardware 2020 2nd quarter 0.4 86.0 13.6 -13.1
259 Manufacture of other metal products 2020 2nd quarter 0.2 92.4 7.5 -7.3
26-28 Manufact of electronics, machinery 2020 2nd quarter 3.7 93.9 2.4 1.3
26 Manufacture of electronic products 2020 2nd quarter 6.5 92.0 1.4 5.1
261 Manufacture of electronic components 2020 2nd quarter 14.3 82.2 3.6 10.7
262 Manufacture of computers 2020 2nd quarter 0.3 99.7 0.1 0.2
263 Manufacture communication equipment 2020 2nd quarter 3.8 92.7 3.5 0.3
264 Manufacture of consumer electronics 2020 2nd quarter 2.3 86.8 11.0 -8.7
265 Manufacture of measuring instruments 2020 2nd quarter 6.7 93.0 0.3 6.4
266 Manufacture electromedical equipment 2020 2nd quarter 0.1 99.9 0.0 0.1
267 Manufacture of optical instruments 2020 2nd quarter 0.1 96.4 3.6 -3.5
268 Manufacture of media 2020 2nd quarter . . . .
27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2020 2nd quarter 6.5 89.1 4.3 2.2
271 Manufacture of electric motors etc. 2020 2nd quarter 10.6 84.5 4.9 5.7
272 Manufacture of batteries 2020 2nd quarter . . . .
273 Manufacture of wiring and -devices 2020 2nd quarter 14.5 80.9 4.6 9.9
274 Manufacture of lighting equipment 2020 2nd quarter 0.0 95.2 4.8 -4.8
275 Manufacture of domestic appliances 2020 2nd quarter 5.3 94.7 0.0 5.3
279 Manufacture other electric equipment 2020 2nd quarter 3.2 90.6 6.2 -3.0
28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2020 2nd quarter 2.2 95.5 2.2 0.0
281 Manufacture of engines, pumps etc. 2020 2nd quarter 3.7 92.7 3.7 0.0
282 Manufacture of general machinery 2020 2nd quarter 4.2 95.6 0.2 4.0
283 Manufacture agricultural machinery 2020 2nd quarter 0.1 99.8 0.1 0.0
284 Manufacture of machine tools 2020 2nd quarter 4.5 76.2 19.3 -14.9
289 Manufacture other special machinery 2020 2nd quarter 0.3 96.6 3.2 -2.9
29-30 Transport equipment 2020 2nd quarter 0.7 95.7 3.6 -2.9
29 Manufacture of cars and trailers 2020 2nd quarter 0.4 93.7 5.9 -5.6
291 Manufacture of motor vehicles 2020 2nd quarter 0.0 99.6 0.4 -0.4
292 Manufacture of bodies and trailers 2020 2nd quarter 0.0 83.0 17.0 -17.0
Source: CBS.
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