Business survey Netherlands; quarterly, to sector/branches

Business survey Netherlands; quarterly, to sector/branches

Sector/branches (SIC 2008) Periods Factors limiting production Insufficient demand (%)
C Manufacturing 2021 3rd quarter 11.3
10-12 Manufacture of food and beverages 2021 3rd quarter 11.5
10 Manufacture of food products 2021 3rd quarter 12.7
104 Manufacture of edible oils and fats 2021 3rd quarter 16.4
105 Manufacture of dairy products 2021 3rd quarter 10.1
107 Manufacture of bakery products 2021 3rd quarter 6.1
108 Manufacture of other food 2021 3rd quarter 15.4
109 Manufacture of animal foods 2021 3rd quarter 3.9
11 Manufacture of beverages 2021 3rd quarter 0.0
12 Manufacture of tobacco products 2021 3rd quarter .
13-15 Man. of textile-, leatherproducts 2021 3rd quarter 9.8
13 Manufacture of textiles 2021 3rd quarter 6.4
139 Manufacture of other textiles 2021 3rd quarter 5.9
14 Manufacture of wearing apparel 2021 3rd quarter 26.6
15 Manufacture of leather and footwear 2021 3rd quarter 24.3
16+23 Man of wooden and buildingmaterial 2021 3rd quarter 8.3
16 Manufacture of wood products 2021 3rd quarter 12.5
17-18 Manufacture of paper and printing 2021 3rd quarter 19.4
17 Manufacture of paper 2021 3rd quarter 10.9
171 Manufacture of pulp, paper, -board 2021 3rd quarter 12.1
172 Manufacture of articles of paper 2021 3rd quarter 10.6
19 Manufacture of coke and petroleum 2021 3rd quarter 44.4
20 Manufacture of chemicals 2021 3rd quarter 6.7
201 Manufacture of basic chemicals 2021 3rd quarter 3.4
202 Manufacture agrochemical products 2021 3rd quarter .
203 Manufacture of paints and ink 2021 3rd quarter 0.0
204 Manufacture detergents and cosmetics 2021 3rd quarter 27.9
205 Manufacture of other chemicals 2021 3rd quarter 8.5
206 Manufacture of man-made fibres 2021 3rd quarter 15.0
21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals 2021 3rd quarter 4.0
22 Manufacture rubber, plastic products 2021 3rd quarter 7.8
221 Manufacture of rubber products 2021 3rd quarter 3.9
222 Manufacture of plastic products 2021 3rd quarter 8.4
23 Manufacture of building materials 2021 3rd quarter 5.9
231 Manufacture of glass 2021 3rd quarter 10.9
232 Manufacture of refractory products 2021 3rd quarter 5.8
233 Manufacture clay building materials 2021 3rd quarter 3.4
234 Manufacture other ceramic products 2021 3rd quarter 0.5
235 Manufacture of cement, lime, plaster 2021 3rd quarter .
236 Manufacture concrete etc. products 2021 3rd quarter 3.7
239 Manufacture other mineral products 2021 3rd quarter 11.7
24-25 Man. of basic metals and -products 2021 3rd quarter 16.8
24 Manufacture of basic metals 2021 3rd quarter 26.4
241 Manufacture of iron and steel 2021 3rd quarter 32.7
242 Manufacture tubes and pipes of steel 2021 3rd quarter 18.3
244 Manufacture of non-ferrous metals 2021 3rd quarter 1.9
25 Manufacture of metal products 2021 3rd quarter 12.8
251 Manufacture metal structures, doors 2021 3rd quarter 20.9
252 Manufacture tanks, central heating 2021 3rd quarter 6.3
253 Manufacture of steam generators 2021 3rd quarter .
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 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

Factors limiting production
The weighted response rates to the question:
- "Our production / business experience barriers:
1 - no barriers,
2 - insufficient demand,
3 - shortage of labour force,
4 - shortages of production equipment, materials, commodities, (retail) space
5 - financial constraints,
6 - weather conditions or
7 - other causes?
Insufficient demand
Weighted response rate of producers at the beginning of the
quarter indicating that insufficient demand is a barrier for their
activities.