Business survey Netherlands; quarterly, to size classes

Business survey Netherlands; quarterly, to size classes

Sector/Branches (SIC 2008) Size classes Periods Competitive position Dutch market Competitive position improved (%) Competitive position Dutch market Competitive position remained unchanged (%) Competitive position Dutch market Competitive position declined (%) Competitive position Dutch market Not applicable (%) Competitive position Dutch market Balance competitive position (%)
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 13.1 67.2 6.1 13.6 7.1
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 11.5 65.7 7.8 15.0 3.8
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 11.5 72.8 5.4 10.3 6.1
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 14.0 73.7 2.6 9.7 11.4
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 21.9 58.5 2.7 16.9 19.3
R Culture, sports and recreation 5 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 7.4 74.2 2.9 15.5 4.5
R Culture, sports and recreation 5 to 19 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 6.7 74.3 5.4 13.7 1.3
R Culture, sports and recreation 20 to 49 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 10.6 67.4 2.7 19.2 7.9
R Culture, sports and recreation 50 to 99 employed persons 2021 4th quarter 7.4 63.6 2.7 26.4 4.7
R Culture, sports and recreation 100 or more employed persons 2021 4th quarter 5.8 83.2 0.2 10.9 5.6
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 November 12, 2021:
The results for fourth quarter 2021 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
The results for first quarter 2022 are expected to be published mid-February 2022.

Description topics

Competitive position
Figures available from March 1994.
The weighted response rates to the quarterly questions:
- 'Has the competitive position of the enterprise on the domestic market improved, remained unchanged or declined in the last three months?'
- 'Has the competitive position of the enterprise on the foreign market within the EU improved, remained unchanged or declined in the last three months?'
- 'Has the competitive position of the enterprise on the foreign market outside the EU improved, remained unchanged or declined in the last three months?'
Dutch market
The weighted response rates to the quarterly question:
- 'Has the competitive position of the enterprise on the domestic market improved, remained unchanged or declined in the last three months?'
Competitive position improved
Weighted response rate of producers who reports that the
the competitive position of the enterprise on the domestic market has improved.
Competitive position remained unchanged
Weighted response rate of producers who reports that the
the competitive position of the enterprise on the domestic market
remained unchanged.
Competitive position declined
Weighted response rate of producers who reports that the
the competitive position of the enterprise on the domestic market has declined.
Not applicable
The weighted response rate of producers who consider that
the competitive position on the domestic market is not relevant for their enterprise plus the weighted response rate of producers who were not asked the question.
Balance competitive position
The weighted response rate of producers reporting that their
competitive position on the domestic market has improved in a
particular quarter minus the rate reporting that their position has
declined. This balance reflects the development of the domestic
competitive position in a particular quarter compared with the previous quarter.