Business survey Netherlands; quarterly, to regions


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 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 (SIC 2008) and region. 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 May 15, 2020:
The results for second quarter 2020 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
Figures on the third quarter 2020 are expected to be published mid August 2020.

Business survey Netherlands; quarterly, to regions

Sector/Branches (SIC 2008) Periods Regions Turnover and selling pricesTurnover next three monthsBalance turnover next three months (%) WorkforceWorkforce next three monthsBalance workforce next three months (%) Profitability last three months Balance profitability last 3 months (%)
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2019 2nd quarter Nederland 27.6 18.3 3.7
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2019 3rd quarter Nederland 6.8 11.8 7.8
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2019 4th quarter Nederland 15.7 8.0 -0.4
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2020 1st quarter Nederland 2.0 9.4 6.1
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2020 2nd quarter Nederland -54.3 -23.4 -27.0
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2019 2nd quarter Noord-Nederland (LD) 27.9 16.9 -1.4
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2019 3rd quarter Noord-Nederland (LD) 4.5 7.2 1.0
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2019 4th quarter Noord-Nederland (LD) 10.0 -0.2 -8.5
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2020 1st quarter Noord-Nederland (LD) -0.9 2.7 -4.6
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2020 2nd quarter Noord-Nederland (LD) -47.4 -21.9 -25.5
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2019 2nd quarter Oost-Nederland (LD) 28.0 20.3 6.1
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2019 3rd quarter Oost-Nederland (LD) 6.6 12.6 8.5
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2019 4th quarter Oost-Nederland (LD) 16.2 10.5 3.2
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2020 1st quarter Oost-Nederland (LD) 2.3 10.5 8.1
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2020 2nd quarter Oost-Nederland (LD) -57.5 -22.9 -27.4
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2019 2nd quarter West-Nederland (LD) 28.5 18.1 3.1
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2019 3rd quarter West-Nederland (LD) 8.0 12.2 8.2
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2019 4th quarter West-Nederland (LD) 16.5 9.1 -0.1
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2020 1st quarter West-Nederland (LD) 2.2 9.0 7.1
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2020 2nd quarter West-Nederland (LD) -54.5 -24.0 -26.9
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2019 2nd quarter Zuid-Nederland (LD) 25.1 17.4 4.7
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2019 3rd quarter Zuid-Nederland (LD) 5.0 11.8 8.7
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2019 4th quarter Zuid-Nederland (LD) 15.7 6.5 -1.2
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2020 1st quarter Zuid-Nederland (LD) 2.2 11.7 6.0
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 2020 2nd quarter Zuid-Nederland (LD) -53.7 -23.0 -27.6
Source: CBS.
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