Business survey Netherlands; quarterly, to sector/branches

Business survey Netherlands; quarterly, to sector/branches

Sector/branches (SIC 2008) Periods Turnover and selling prices Selling prices / rates next three months Selling prices / rates will increase (%) Turnover and selling prices Selling prices / rates next three months Selling prices / rates remain unchanged (%) Turnover and selling prices Selling prices / rates next three months Selling prices / rates will decrease (%) Turnover and selling prices Selling prices / rates next three months Balance selling prices / rates (%)
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2020 3rd quarter 6.4 87.8 5.8 0.5
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 2020 3rd quarter 11.1 78.7 10.3 0.8
B Mining and quarrying 2020 3rd quarter 4.2 91.3 4.5 -0.3
C Manufacturing 2020 3rd quarter 4.5 89.6 5.9 -1.4
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2020 3rd quarter 6.9 86.9 6.2 0.6
10 Manufacture of food products 2020 3rd quarter 6.6 86.7 6.7 -0.1
101 Slaughtering, processing of meat 2020 3rd quarter 14.0 70.2 15.7 -1.7
102 Processing of fish 2020 3rd quarter 5.7 83.8 10.5 -4.8
103 Processing of vegetables and fruit 2020 3rd quarter 8.6 70.1 21.3 -12.7
104 Manufacture of edible oils and fats 2020 3rd quarter 3.5 95.1 1.4 2.1
105 Manufacture of dairy products 2020 3rd quarter 8.3 85.6 6.1 2.2
106 Grain milling and starch products 2020 3rd quarter 0.2 99.5 0.2 0.0
107 Manufacture of bakery products 2020 3rd quarter 5.2 93.6 1.2 4.0
108 Manufacture of other food 2020 3rd quarter 0.3 96.2 3.4 -3.1
109 Manufacture of animal foods 2020 3rd quarter 13.8 81.2 5.0 8.8
11 Manufacture of beverages 2020 3rd quarter 11.1 88.9 0.0 11.1
12 Manufacture of tobacco products 2020 3rd quarter . . . .
13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2020 3rd quarter 2.4 92.6 5.0 -2.5
13 Manufacture of textiles 2020 3rd quarter 0.5 94.5 4.9 -4.4
131 Spinning of textile fibres 2020 3rd quarter . . . .
132 Weaving of textiles 2020 3rd quarter 0.1 97.3 2.6 -2.5
133 Finishing of textiles 2020 3rd quarter 6.1 81.6 12.3 -6.1
139 Manufacture of other textiles 2020 3rd quarter 0.1 95.4 4.5 -4.4
14 Manufacture of wearing apparel 2020 3rd quarter 18.4 79.3 2.2 16.2
15 Manufacture of leather and footwear 2020 3rd quarter 4.2 88.5 7.3 -3.1
16+23 Man of wooden and buildingmaterial 2020 3rd quarter 4.0 92.4 3.6 0.4
16 Manufacture of wood products 2020 3rd quarter 4.5 87.4 8.1 -3.6
17-18 Manufacture of paper and printing 2020 3rd quarter 1.4 83.1 15.5 -14.1
17 Manufacture of paper 2020 3rd quarter 2.5 80.4 17.1 -14.6
171 Manufacture of pulp, paper, -board 2020 3rd quarter 0.1 67.5 32.4 -32.3
172 Manufacture of articles of paper 2020 3rd quarter 3.1 83.9 13.0 -9.9
18 Printing and reproduction 2020 3rd quarter 0.0 86.6 13.4 -13.4
181 Printing and services for printing 2020 3rd quarter 0.0 86.5 13.5 -13.5
182 Reproduction of recorded media 2020 3rd quarter 0.0 92.0 8.0 -8.0
19-22 Refineries and chemistry 2020 3rd quarter 6.2 89.8 4.0 2.3
19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2020 3rd quarter 18.1 73.5 8.4 9.7
20 Manufacture of chemicals 2020 3rd quarter 6.8 86.5 6.7 0.1
201 Manufacture of basic chemicals 2020 3rd quarter 11.5 78.6 9.9 1.6
202 Manufacture agrochemical products 2020 3rd quarter . . . .
203 Manufacture of paints and ink 2020 3rd quarter 0.3 99.4 0.3 0.0
204 Manufacture detergents and cosmetics 2020 3rd quarter 0.0 100.0 0.0 0.0
205 Manufacture of other chemicals 2020 3rd quarter 0.8 98.4 0.8 0.0
206 Manufacture of man-made fibres 2020 3rd quarter 0.1 81.5 18.4 -18.3
21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2020 3rd quarter 8.2 91.8 0.0 8.2
22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2020 3rd quarter 2.5 96.8 0.6 1.9
221 Manufacture of rubber products 2020 3rd quarter 0.1 94.7 5.2 -5.2
222 Manufacture of plastic products 2020 3rd quarter 2.8 97.1 0.1 2.8
23 Manufacture of building materials 2020 3rd quarter 3.7 95.3 1.0 2.7
231 Manufacture of glass 2020 3rd quarter 0.5 96.4 3.2 -2.7
232 Manufacture of refractory products 2020 3rd quarter 14.5 85.2 0.2 14.3
233 Manufacture clay building materials 2020 3rd quarter 0.0 100.0 0.0 0.0
234 Manufacture other ceramic products 2020 3rd quarter 0.1 96.7 3.2 -3.0
235 Manufacture of cement, lime, plaster 2020 3rd quarter . . . .
236 Manufacture concrete etc. products 2020 3rd quarter 4.9 94.9 0.2 4.7
237 Stone dressing 2020 3rd quarter 8.6 87.2 4.2 4.4
239 Manufacture other mineral products 2020 3rd quarter 3.7 96.3 0.0 3.7
24-30, 33 Metalectro 2020 3rd quarter 3.7 90.2 6.1 -2.3
24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2020 3rd quarter 1.6 87.4 11.0 -9.3
24 Manufacture of basic metals 2020 3rd quarter 0.9 90.4 8.6 -7.7
241 Manufacture of iron and steel 2020 3rd quarter 0.0 99.2 0.8 -0.7
242 Manufacture tubes and pipes of steel 2020 3rd quarter 0.1 93.4 6.5 -6.4
243 Other first processing of steel 2020 3rd quarter 0.0 70.9 29.1 -29.1
244 Manufacture of non-ferrous metals 2020 3rd quarter 3.9 71.8 24.3 -20.5
245 Casting of metals 2020 3rd quarter 0.2 94.6 5.3 -5.1
25 Manufacture of metal products 2020 3rd quarter 1.8 86.6 11.6 -9.8
251 Manufacture metal structures, doors 2020 3rd quarter 0.5 84.9 14.6 -14.1
252 Manufacture tanks, central heating 2020 3rd quarter 0.2 90.9 8.9 -8.6
253 Manufacture of steam generators 2020 3rd quarter . . . .
254 Manufacture of weapons 2020 3rd quarter . . . .
255 Forging, pressing, stamping 2020 3rd quarter 4.6 90.0 5.4 -0.9
256 Other treatment of metals, machining 2020 3rd quarter 4.2 86.4 9.4 -5.2
257 Manufacture of hardware 2020 3rd quarter 0.3 88.1 11.6 -11.3
259 Manufacture of other metal products 2020 3rd quarter 0.2 86.9 13.0 -12.8
26-28 Manufact of electronics, machinery 2020 3rd quarter 1.8 94.9 3.3 -1.5
26 Manufacture of electronic products 2020 3rd quarter 0.5 95.9 3.6 -3.2
261 Manufacture of electronic components 2020 3rd quarter 1.8 87.6 10.6 -8.8
262 Manufacture of computers 2020 3rd quarter 0.0 97.8 2.1 -2.1
263 Manufacture communication equipment 2020 3rd quarter 0.0 94.6 5.4 -5.3
264 Manufacture of consumer electronics 2020 3rd quarter 0.1 98.4 1.6 -1.5
265 Manufacture of measuring instruments 2020 3rd quarter 0.1 99.2 0.7 -0.6
266 Manufacture electromedical equipment 2020 3rd quarter 0.0 97.8 2.2 -2.2
267 Manufacture of optical instruments 2020 3rd quarter 0.1 99.3 0.6 -0.5
268 Manufacture of media 2020 3rd quarter . . . .
27 Manufacture of electric equipment 2020 3rd quarter 6.2 84.0 9.9 -3.7
271 Manufacture of electric motors etc. 2020 3rd quarter 10.8 83.1 6.1 4.7
272 Manufacture of batteries 2020 3rd quarter . . . .
273 Manufacture of wiring and -devices 2020 3rd quarter 2.7 72.9 24.4 -21.7
274 Manufacture of lighting equipment 2020 3rd quarter 2.4 88.0 9.6 -7.2
275 Manufacture of domestic appliances 2020 3rd quarter 7.8 92.2 0.0 7.8
279 Manufacture other electric equipment 2020 3rd quarter 4.5 80.0 15.5 -11.0
28 Manufacture of machinery n.e.c. 2020 3rd quarter 1.2 97.1 1.7 -0.5
281 Manufacture of engines, pumps etc. 2020 3rd quarter 0.0 98.1 1.9 -1.8
282 Manufacture of general machinery 2020 3rd quarter 1.1 97.7 1.2 0.0
283 Manufacture agricultural machinery 2020 3rd quarter 0.2 99.6 0.2 -0.1
284 Manufacture of machine tools 2020 3rd quarter 3.9 95.9 0.2 3.7
289 Manufacture other special machinery 2020 3rd quarter 1.6 96.0 2.4 -0.8
29-30 Transport equipment 2020 3rd quarter 14.7 81.9 3.4 11.3
29 Manufacture of cars and trailers 2020 3rd quarter 23.7 70.5 5.8 17.9
291 Manufacture of motor vehicles 2020 3rd quarter 41.1 58.9 0.0 41.1
292 Manufacture of bodies and trailers 2020 3rd quarter 1.0 80.1 18.9 -18.0
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 13 August 2020:
The results for third quarter 2020 have been added.
The results for the branche 19-22 Refineries and chemistry for the third quarter of 2019 were not correct. These are revised in this version.

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

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? ".
Selling prices / rates next three months
Weighted response rates to the question:
- "Our selling prices / rates over the next three months will
increase, remain unchanged or decreasel? "
Selling prices / rates will increase
Weighted response rate of producers who expect selling
prices / rates in the next three months will increase.
Selling prices / rates remain unchanged
Weighted response rate of producers who expect selling prices
/ rates in the next three months will remain unchanged.
Selling prices / rates will decrease
Weighted response rate of producers who expect selling
prices / rates in the next three months will decrease.
Balance selling prices / rates
The weighted response rate of producers who expect a
increase of selling prices / rates, minus the weighted respons rate of
producers who expect a decrease of selling prices / rates.
This balance provides insight into the expected development of selling prices / rates in the next three months.