Business survey Netherlands; quarterly, to size classes

Business survey Netherlands; quarterly, to size classes

Sector/Branches (SIC 2008) Size classes Periods Turnover and selling prices Turnover next three months Balance turnover next three months (%) Workforce Workforce next three months Balance workforce next three months (%) Profitability Profitability last three months Balance profitability last 3 months (%)
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 5 or more employed persons 2019 4th quarter 15.7 8.0 -0.4
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 5 or more employed persons 2020 1st quarter 2.0 9.4 6.1
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 5 or more employed persons 2020 2nd quarter -54.3 -23.4 -27.0
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 5 or more employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 1.0 -3.8 -33.4
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 5 or more employed persons 2020 4th quarter 0.0 -6.6 -10.6
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 5 to 19 employed persons 2019 4th quarter 8.4 3.7 -4.0
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 5 to 19 employed persons 2020 1st quarter 0.0 8.1 0.9
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 5 to 19 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter -57.9 -21.8 -32.9
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 5 to 19 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter -5.6 -3.4 -37.9
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 5 to 19 employed persons 2020 4th quarter -13.2 -8.8 -16.5
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 20 to 49 employed persons 2019 4th quarter 13.2 9.1 -0.8
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 20 to 49 employed persons 2020 1st quarter 5.1 9.0 5.1
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 20 to 49 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter -56.2 -21.0 -27.8
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 20 to 49 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter -3.2 -1.5 -32.8
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 20 to 49 employed persons 2020 4th quarter -6.6 -7.5 -13.8
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 50 to 99 employed persons 2019 4th quarter 19.5 11.3 1.0
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 50 to 99 employed persons 2020 1st quarter 5.1 14.8 10.7
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 50 to 99 employed persons 2020 2nd quarter -49.9 -20.8 -21.2
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 50 to 99 employed persons 2020 3rd quarter -0.3 -0.6 -27.6
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 50 to 99 employed persons 2020 4th quarter 8.0 -3.3 -5.9
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 100 or more employed persons 2019 4th quarter 21.5 9.4 2.2
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 100 or more employed persons 2020 1st quarter 0.3 8.4 8.9
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 100 or more employed persons 2020 2nd quarter -52.2 -27.2 -24.4
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 100 or more employed persons 2020 3rd quarter 9.2 -7.0 -32.6
All enterprises (no finance or energy) 100 or more employed persons 2020 4th quarter 11.1 -5.8 -5.9
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 the 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 the Dutch enterprises. Data are broken down by main business activities (SIC 2008) and size- classes. 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 of 2012.

Status of the figures: All figures are definitive.

Changes as of 12 November, 2020:
The results for fourth quarter 2020 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
Figures on the first quarter 2021 are expected to be published mid February 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? ".
Turnover next three months
Weighted response rates to the question:
- "Our total turnover over the next three months will increase,
remain unchanged or decrease? "
Balance turnover next three months
The weighted response rate of producers with an expected increase in turnover minus the weighted response rate of producers with an expected decrease in turnover. This balance shows the expected development of turnover in the next three months.
Workforce
The weighted response rates to the questions:
- "The staff in the last three months has
increased, remained unchanged or decreased? "
- "The staff will in the next three months
increase, remain unchanged or decrease?
- "The staff will in the next year
increase, remain unchanged or decrease?
Workforce next three months
The weighted response rates to the question:
- "The staff will in the next three months
increase, remain unchanged or decrease?
Balance workforce next three months
The weighted response rate of producers with an expected
increase in staff strength minus the weighted response rate of producers
with an expected decrease in staff strength in the next three months.
This balance provides insight into the development of staff strength in
the next three months.
Profitability
The weighted response rates on the statement:
- 'The profitability for our business has improved, remained unchanged or declined in the last three months.'
Profitability last three months
The weighted response rates to the quarterly question:
- 'Has the profitability of the enterprise improved, remained unchanged or declined in the last three months?'
Balance profitability last 3 months
The weighted response rate of producers indicating that
the profitability in the last three months has improved minus the
weighted response rate that it has declined.
This balance represents the development of the profitability over
the last three months compared with the previous three months.